Def Leppard is on the road to our iHeartRadio Music Festival

Def Leppard have started working on songs for the band's 12th studio album.

Guitarist Phil Collen dropped the news during a recent interview with Britain's Planet Rock, saying that the process actually began last year while on tour. He says they've now got "a bunch of songs" that they've written "on the go."  

Collen compares it to 2015's Def Leppard, explaining how they'd gone in to do one or two songs and emerged a week later with a dozen completed tunes.

In a separate interview for Finland's KAAOS TV, the band's other guitarist, Vivian Campbell, said he doesn't think they'll have an album done and released in a year.

He says that while they no longer make money from recording new material, "We are creative individuals, and that's why we started in the first place. And I think that's a muscle that we have to keep exercising. We need to keep writing songs. We need to keep putting out records…When people say, 'Why do you still make records?' I think it's a selfish reason — we do it for ourselves. If people wanna buy it, then that's a bonus."

Def Leppard and Heart will be a part of the superstar lineup at our iHeartRadio Music Festival which takes place September 20th and 21st at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.Listen again starting Monday for chances to text and win your way to Vegas to join the fun – along with $1,000 spending money.

Listen to The Big Morning Show with Dewayne & Tamme on Monday morning for more.

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