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Vivian Campbell On Being A Def Leppard Fan Before Joining Them

Friday, 28th October 2016

Vivian Campbell 2016.
Pic By Chele Drappel

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has been interviewed by Ken Sharp and mentioned joining the band in 1992.

Vivian talked about how Last InLine formed, their debut album Heavy Crown, the usual DIO stuff, the Holy Diver album and joining Def Leppard in 1992.

He also talks about his current health status without giving any new updated information.

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Rock Cellar Magazine - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

Joining Def Leppard In 1992

"Plus I was always a huge Def Leppard fan right from day one. Back when I was in Sweet Savage we looked up to Def Leppard. They were part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement as we were, even though Joe will deny it (laughs). We in Sweet Savage looked up to Def Leppard because they went out and initially did it on their own. They released their own independent single, they managed to get it to John Peel and it got played on Radio One and they managed to get an interview with the music publication, Sounds with Geoff Barton."

"All these things started to happen for them so they were much kind of a home grown thing and had a kind of D.I.Y approach to making it and personally I was very inspired by that. Not only was I a fan of the music, but I was very very much watching there gradual ascent through the music business and the way that they were just clawing at it and making it happen and creating their own opportunities."

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