Guitarist Vivian Campbell certainly seems to be quite comfortable with his role with Def Leppard. Having played in the past with both Dio and Whitesnake, Campbell says: “This is the band I was destined to be a part of.”
In a recent interview with Campbell, Music Radar talked to him about a number of issues, with perhaps the most unusual topic being how he’s dealt with “big-headed lead singers.”
Def Leppard’s most recent album, Tales From The Sparkle Lounge, was a bit of a departure for the group when they invited Tim McGraw to lend his talents to the effort. Campbell is quick to discount any notion that Def Leppard is becoming a country band however, and says that McGraw was “more in our world than the other way around.”
You can listen to the interview at the Music Radar site and even download it if you prefer.
In other Def Leppard news, the group is teaming up with another country star in October. Taylor Swift will be filming an episode of CMT Crossroads with the British Rockers. Swift has been a Def Leppard fan for a long time and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the group. She had this to say about it: “I have been screaming the words to Def Leppard songs for years … so it’s amazing that I’m going to get to share a stage with them this year!”
First Tim McGraw and now Taylor Swift. Vivian Campbell says there’s no way that Def Leppard is not going country but collaborating with these country performers may have some Def Leppard fans beginning to wonder.