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Vivian Campbell Talks About Joining The Band In New Times Interview

Thursday, 25th June 2015

Vivian Campbell 2013.
Las Vegas, NV April 2013

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was recently interviewed by New Times on a day off in Oslo, Norway.

Vivian talked about joining the band in 1992, Last In Line, his health and the setlist.

This interview was published ahead of tonight's show in West Palm Beach, FL which Vivian will miss.

New Times - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

Joining Def Leppard In 1992

"I had been in so many bands that were bad experiences. But I auditioned, and it was a pleasant surprise for them that I could also sing. So it became a courtship. We saw the Rolling Stones movie on IMAX together; we played soccer. A lot of young musicians come up to me and ask how to fit in with a band. As important as it is to be proficient on your instrument, you have to be socially proficient. Bands are like submarine duty. You're on the bus together, the stage; we still share a dressing room."


"The set list picks itself," he says. "We have so many hit songs, the downside is that we have to play them all."