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Vivian Campbell Belfast/Classic Rock Interviews

Tuesday, 16th July 2013

Vivian Campbell Sheffield 2008.
Pic by DefDazz/Darren

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has been interviewed by Belfast Metalheads Reunited and Classic Rock magazine to promote Last In Line.

Vivian talked about his illness, DIO, Sweet Savage, solo work, Last In Line's formation/upcoming live shows and briefly about playing with Def Leppard.

Belfast Metalheads Reunited - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

"I think I'm over the worst of it. They say every cancer is different and every treatment is different, but I personally think I'm over the very worst of the bad side effects. I'm out here doing shows with Leppard, but it's really just like touring always was. The worst part is the travel and it's worse travelling when you're feeling nauseous, but it is what it is."

Classic Rock - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

"I was fired, then I was portrayed as the one who'd turned my back on the band. It wasn't true: I never wanted to leave Dio."

"I will admit that, at the time, I was experiencing growth and I wanted to try different kinds of music. That obviously rubbed Ronnie the wrong way. Perhaps that's why he construed as me not wanting to be in the band - but I certainly did not want to leave."