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Vivian Campbell Slang Album/New Music Interview

Wednesday, 19th February 2014

Vivian Campbell Sheffield 2008.
Pic By DefDazz/Darren

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has been interviewed by Deathandtaxes about the Slang Deluxe Edition and the current recording sessions.

Vivian talked about the Slang Deluxe Edition, the original album sessions and the new music being recorded in Dublin.

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

Deathandtaxes - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes


"You can ask the other members of the band and you'll get five different opinions, but my personal opinion of "Slang" is that we went a little too left field. I think we could have been a bit more Def Leppard in terms of the songwriting. There's no backing vocals to speak of on the record, which was a big Def Leppard trademark. There's no real sense of that melody, the hooks that Leppard records of the past had. I felt that being the new guy, I didn't rock the boat too much. I was just glad to be there, but I think we went a few degrees too far left."

Current Sessions/New Material

"We're going to be recording over there at Joe's studio. And in the first time in that many years, since we did "Slang" we're actually going to try to record that way again. Rick's going to play an acoustic kit and we're going to play in real time. People have been doing it that way for 50 years, but for Def Leppard this is new and exciting and to actually go and record as a real band."