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Vivian Campbell Says Band Very Proud Of Strong Def Leppard Album

Friday, 22nd April 2016

Vivian Campbell 2016.
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Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was recently interviewed by Cryptic Rock and again mentioned the current studio album.

Vivian talked about his early days in Belfast, Sweet Savage, all the other bands he's been in, joining Def Leppard in 1992, his time in DIO, touring with Thin Lizzy, Last In Line, the Heavy Crown album, Jimmy Bains' death, the current Def Leppard album, Joe's vocal problems, his health, what movies/TV show she likes and cars.

The interview appears to have been conducted a few weeks ago.

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Cryptic Rock - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

The Current Def Leppard Studio Album

"The new Def Leppard record, I can honestly say, I think itís the best record that Def Leppard has put out in the twenty-four years Iíve been with the band. The irony is, itís the record that Iíve had the least involvement with. I donít know what that tells me (laughs). There might be some significance to that. The moral of the story might be, get out of their way and let them do what they do. I didnít have involvement in the record for several reasons, primarily my health; Iíve been dealing with cancer for the last few years. I wasnít able to contribute to that record as much as Iíd like. The good news is, it is the strongest record many decades from Def Leppard. We are all very proud of that. Itís a very diverse record, itís got some genres that the band has never experimented with before. We were equally pleased with the reception that itís gotten. I am look forward to playing some of the new tracks when we go on tour this summer."

Joe Elliott's Vocal Problems

"Joe was having issues with the voice and a specialist told him he had to stop singing immediately otherwise he was risking permanent damage to his voice. That was the bad news. The good news, he wonít need surgery. He just literally needed rest and he will be fine. We are looking forward to this year."

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