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Vivian Campbell On Joining The Band/Working With Lou Gramm - Audio

Saturday, 28th February 2015

Vivian Campbell Sheffield 2008.
Pic by dltourhistory

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was recently interviewed by Nikki of 104.5 WJJK and commented on his joining the band in 1992.

Vivian talked about joining the band, touring in 1992 on the Adrenalize tour, what keeps the band together, the setlist, working with Lou Gramm, touring whilst doing chemotherapy, the Hollywood United football team and a game of 'This or That'.

Listen to the full 8 minute interview below.

Nikki - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

Joining Def Leppard In 1992/Adrenalize Tour

"It was a very exciting time for me obviously to join the band. I was a big Def Leppard fan from day one. Like way, way before the band even became famous I was very familiar with them. So it was really a thrill and I'd known Joe Elliott socially. Joe lives in Dublin for decades and I'm Irish myself so I would have dinner with Joe. Grab a pint with him every now and again. So they're lovely, lovely guys you know. It's nice to really have found a home. A band that's very, very cohesive and very family oriented you know. We really do look out for each other. And a very hard working and creative band too."

"So it was thrilling back then. I joined and we did a 247 date tour around the world over a year and a half. All in a years work."

Working With Lou Gramm

"Lou is a lovely, lovely guy. One of the nicest people I've ever met in the industry. And a very, very natural talent. Not the kind of guy - he doesn't need to warm up or whatever. Lou could sing the phonebook first thing in the morning. You know so he's just a tremendous singer and a great writer too. He's got a great sense of melody. And lovely, lovely person. I really enjoyed working with Lou and I learnt a lot of insights into the business from him also."