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Phil Collen Talks About Vivian Campbell's Current Health

Tuesday, 30th June 2015

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by Rock 100.5 radio and commented on Vivian's current health situation.

Phil talked about Vivian's health situation, charities, Delta Deep, his first concert (Deep Purple), being inspired to play guitar, joining Def Leppard, the 2013 VIVA! Hysteria residency, a second residency in 2016, Manraze, the Phil Collins Holland concert story, Taylor Swift/streaming issues, the 2016 Hysteria On the High Seas cruise.

Listen to the full 16 minute interview.

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Rock 100.5 - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Vivian's Health

"I lost my Dad to cancer, it's not a fun thing at all."

"He does yeah. He's gotta go back and constantly have the tests because you know he got the all clear just a little while ago. And all of a sudden he phoned back and they said we found something else. So that's why he had to go back and do that - so he constantly has to be monitored and he's going through a different type of treatment as well at the moment but he'll be with us this week for sure."

Not Missing Shows in 2014

"Right. We actually - he was actually almost asleep. We had to wake him up when we done the LA Forum last year. A couple of shows we had our friend Steve Brown actually stand in with guitar and vocals. So you know thanks to Steve as well we actually haven't cancelled any shows so that was cool. Last night we played and Steve played with us. Vivian's coming back I think tomorrow. So yeah he'll be there throughout."

2016 Pyromania Residency

"Yeah we've been trying to do it for like - about - since then actually. But you know there's always something gets in the way like a tour or we had to finish the album and stuff like that. So yeah it's getting there. Hopefully we'll do it next year."

2016 Hysteria On the High Seas Cruise

"We may play some of the newer stuff from the album. Or if we're gonna do Vegas again we could kind of use it as a testing ground. A moving testing ground for some of that stuff. So yeah it'll be cool just to throw different things out there. Maybe some acoustic stuff."