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News - Vivian Campbell Press And Journal Interview

Thursday, 6th January 2011 | 

Vivian Campbell has has spoken about his decision to join the current line up of Thin Lizzy. Vivian was speaking during an interview with The Press And Journal newspaper in Aberdeen, Scotland where the band kick off their tour tonight at the Music Hall. They will also shortly be announcing a date for late March in New York according to DJ Eddie Trunk.

Press And Journal - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

He said that he had an instant rapport with Viv Campbell as they started rehearsing for the tour.

"Viv was such a fan of Lizzy he knew which way to go," he said.

When Scott called Viv to ask him to be part of the line-up, Viv admits he did not say yes immediately.

"I asked if he had asked Brian Robertson (former Lizzy guitarist). That's the line-up I'd want to see," said Viv.

Robertson was asked to rejoin the group but declined.

"It is pretty special. I've been a fan for a long, long time - since I was 10 - and saw them play a load of times," Viv said.

"Thin Lizzy was a big influence on my playing - Brian, Scott and Gary Moore - I ripped him off a lot."

Read the full interview at -

Def Leppard - Interviews 2011