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Def Leppard 2019. By Chele Drappel

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was recently interviewed about the Las Vegas Sin City Residency and audio is available.

Vivian spoke to Coe Lewis of the Bob And Coe show to promote the Sin City Residency.

Vivian talked about the Sin City Residency, older songs, Band Longevity/Success/New Fans and Staying In Vegas For A Month/Last In Line.

The interview was done just before the residency started and mentions the older songs the band included.

He also mentions the song writing he did with Last In Line for their third album.

Listen to the full 4 minute interview below.

The 12 date Sin City Residency took place between 14th August and 7th September with a DVD/Blu-ray/CD package due to be released at some point in 2020. Filmed at the final two shows on 6th/7th September at Zappos Theater.

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Bob And Coe Show - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes - (Transcribed by dltourhistory)

Sin City Residency/Older Songs

"Well it's always fun, we had a hoot the first time we did it. It really gives us a chance to expand the repetoire you know. Beyond the usual greatest hits that we would normally play in a live environment. So blowing the cobwebs off a lot of those old songs that we haven't played in a long long time."

"So there's some songs people I think will never have heard us play before you know. "

Band Longevity/Success/New Fans

"Yeah you know it's kinda, it's served us well the fact that we've had this sort of perseverance you know. Through the decades we did just keep going even when it wasn't the best of times for us. You know it was a hard slog at times. But we kept true to ourselves and we kept a lot of integrity in our work, in every aspect of it. And we're being rewarded by that. We're seeing a whole different generation get turned on to Def Leppard music and coming to our shows."

"And now we're playing to way beyond just our own generation which is very exciting for us and you know getting into the Hall Of Fame recently you know that certainly is a nice...a welcome nod you know from the industry."

"So it's all been good, you know, I think there's a lot to be said for staying the course and having integrity in what you do and this band is always trying to strive for that you know."

Staying In Vegas For A Month/Last In Line

"Well a bit of both. I know Joe's talking about doing an Air BnB. I'll probably stay in a hotel. But you know I am actually gonna do double duty when I'm there. On the days when we're not doing shows I'm actually planning to get together with the guys in Last In Line my side band. And we're gonna be writing some songs for the next record. Head back to AL you know and see my dentist. That kind of exciting stuff. I'm trying to full up my days you know."

"It's good to have these outside pursuits. Especially as the band that has been together so many decades. And you know we go off and we do these things and when we come back we're reinvigorated."

Listen to "Def Leppard's Viv Campbell On Las Vegas Residency" on Spreaker.

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