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Vivian Campbell Talks About New Album Track We Belong

Friday, 6th November 2015

Vivian Campbell 2015.
Pic by Chele Drappel

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has been interviewed by Artist Direct and mentioned the new album.

Vivian talked about his current health, Immunotherapy treatment and his positive attitude, the music industry, setlists for live shows, DIO and the new self titled studio album.

Visit the Album News section. For more news on new music (based on band member quotes) dating back to January 2011.

Artist Direct - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

Live Show Setlists/Songs you'd like to retire?

"All of them! Here is the thing. When we rehearse for tour, we don’t need to do the same songs we’ve played live for 30 years. Every night, the audience and the energy they give back… you feel that excitement, and that is what makes us excited to play it again. We do it for audience, not for ourselves. “Gods of War,” as opposed to “Rock of Ages,” is more fun to play. But that’s not what the fans think."

The New Def Leppard Album

"The album is diverse and comprehensive. It’s 14 songs as opposed to the usual 10. It’s got a few areas where we have not gone before. The closing track is a psychedelic song and we never did anything like that before. Despite those styles, it has a cohesive side. It sounds like Def Leppard and that is why we called it that. It has the cohesion, thanks to the group vocals."

We Belong Lead Vocals

"We don’t have one lead singer; we have five. When we all sing together, that identifies and informs the collective sound. The other song is ‘We Belong,’ which is one of Joe’s songs. It’s a pretty song. It showcases all five of us as lead singers and we never did that before. He wrote the song and he suggested we all take turns singing lines in the verses. I consider [the album] the strongest I have made in my tenure with Def Leppard. The bad news is that I had the least to do with this out out of all the albums I’ve done with Def Leppard."