Born on this day in 1957, Philip Kenneth Collen, the English musician, best known as lead guitarist and former rhythm guitarist for Def Leppard, turns 65. He joined the band in 1982 following the departure of Pete Willis. Collen is a vegan and has worked with PETA to promote meat-free lifestyles. Collen has been training extensively in martial arts for over twenty years. He began his martial arts training in Wado-Ryu Karate, earning a 2nd-dan black belt. He also has studied kickboxing and Muay Thai. Collen is also colorblind.
In his honor, go backstage with Phil to check out some of his guitars (above).