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Vivian Campbell 2013 New Hampshire Interview

Thursday, 11th July 2013

Vivian Campbell Sheffield 2008.
Pic by DefDazz/Darren

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was recently interviewed by the Union Leader ahead of the 15th July show in Gilford.

Vivian talked about his Hodgkin's Lymphoma, playing with Whitesnake and DIO in the 80s, Last In Line, Def Leppard's current tour setlists and Ded Flatbird.

New Hampshire - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

"With difficulty is the short answer," Campbell said, when asked how he's juggling tour dates with doctors' visits. "I'm having to do chemo, and then fly in the next day, which is always a difficult thing. But it's the only way I've been able to fit it in. It feels pretty crappy for a couple of days around the treatment, but for the most part it hasn't had too much of a negative impact on my daily life. I've been able to carry on."

"I've been very touched," Campbell said. "It's been very emotional (playing before) people with banners at the shows, and (interacting with) people outside the venues and hotels ... and, especially, on my Facebook page .... I've had thousands of people wishing me well. It's been very nice to see."