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Vivian Campbell Talks About New Song Wings Of An Angel

Wednesday, 2nd December 2015

Vivian Campbell 2015.
Pic by Chele Drappel

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was interviewed recently while in Sydney, Australia and mentioned the new album and tour.

Vivian talked about the band U.F.O., the 2015 Def Leppard tour, his health, the new Def Leppard studio album, new songs Dangerous/Wings Of An Angel, his old band Riverdogs, Shadow King, Last In Line - the history of the band and their new album and Black Star Riders.

Vivian was speaking live via phone from Sydney, Australia the day before Def Leppard started their Aussie tour. The new Last In Line single 'Devil In Me' was premiered on the show.

The single 'Devil In Me' was released on 17th November along with its promo video. This will be followed in February 2016 by their album 'Heavy Crown'.

Vivian again says Last In Line will tour in March, April and May 2016 in USA/Europe. A time period Phil recently said might be used for more Lep shows.

Listen to the full 17 minute interview below.

Visit the Album News section. For more news on new music (based on band member quotes) dating back to January 2011.

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2015 Tour

"The whole 2015 tour is rolling into a 2016 tour because of the new Leppard album. But you know it's been about 4 years since we were down at this end of the world in Australia. And we just came here from Japan. We did four great shows there. So it's going really, really well."

New Def Leppard Album

"You know I'm happy to day it's really been well received everywhere so it seems. You know it's a very classic .sounding Def Leppard record. It's multifaceted. There's a lot of different styles on it. You know from the rock side to the produced side. To some areas and genres we haven't really gone to before. But it's very Def Leppard sounding you know which is why I guess we ultimately just copped out and called it Def Leppard, because even though it goes to all these different styles it's still all sounds like Def Leppard because of the collective vocal thing more than anything you know."

"And it's been really, really well received. So we're now currently playing two new songs in the live Leppard show. We're playing the song Let's Go which was the first single and we're playing a song called Dangerous and yeah, it's all good."

Wings Of An Angel Origin

"Well I knew it would be because that's more of a rock track. That's one of my favourites. You know and that was a collaboration. That was one of the first ones of the early ones that we wrote. When we went into the studio and we were playing live in the studio you know. Just kicking around ideas and such. It's a lot easier to write band rock songs when you're doing that. You know when you're actually - you're standing in a room with your band mates and you have your instrument on. You know it's - as opposed to talking about it. So yeah that was one that was cobbled together from a bunch of different ideas. It was an idea that Sav and Phil had married to an idea - a riff idea that I had and a melody idea that Joe brought in. And so it was - it's a very Def Leppard rock song."