Tag: Vivian Campbell

DEF LEPPARD Guitarist Diagnosed with Cancer

 Def Leppard guitarist, Vivian Campbell (who has also previously been a member of Sweet Savage and Dio) has announced through the official Def Leppard website that he is currently two months into chemotherapy treatment, after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Despite the treatment Campbell has promised that he will still be performing with the band …

An Interview with VIVIAN CAMPBELL of DEF LEPPARD

Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard (ex-Dio) recently did an interview with Leslie Michele Derrough of GlideMagazine.com and you can check out some of that interview below.  Def Leppard will be in Las Vegas for a rock & roll residency called Viva Hysteria, from March 22 to April 10 and the band will be playing their entire Hysteria album. …

Interview with Def Leppard’s VIVIAN CAMPBELL at NAMM 2013

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was recently interviewed at this year’s NAMM convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California and you can check out that interview below. Vivian talks about the upcoming Viva Hysteria! Las Vegas residency, during which the band will play its 1987 album, Hysteria, stating: “That’s the really exciting thing for us. I mean, as much …

VIVIAN CAMPBELL Reforms Original DIO Linup; Regrets Animosity with Ronnie James Dio

Vivian Campbell regrets the mudslinging between him and former bandmate Ronnie James Dio. Additionally, he’s trying to reclaim ownership of Dio songs he wrote, but couldn’t even bring himself to listen to for many years. The pair had a musically successful, but personally difficult, relationship in Dio between 1982 and 1986, when Campbell was fired. …

ALICE COOPER Drummer Glen Sobel Unveils New MyDentity Kit

Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel (SIXX: A.M., Vivian Campbell, Beautiful Creatures) is debuting his new Mapex MyDentity drumset on the current leg of the Alice Cooper “No More Mr Nice Guy 2012” tour. Mapex Drums recently filmed a promotional video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5hQOzXMksQ of Glen showing off their new MyDentity line and how anyone can custom order kit details such as sizes and drum …

Alice Cooper Drummer GLEN SOBEL Posts 2011 World Tour Video Recap

Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel (whose credits also include Vivian Campbell, Sixx: A.M., Paul Gilbert and Impellitteri) recorded drum tracks for 9 songs over the weekend for Villains De Vaudeville, the new band project fronted by Kenny Kweens (Shake the Faith, L.A. Guns). Sobel and Kweens last collaborated in the Warner Bros. act Beautiful Creatures …

THIN LIZZY Announces Guitarist DAMON JOHNSON Member of Band

Thin Lizzy have announced that Damon Johnson is now a full time member of the band. The guitarist, who spent six years with Alice Cooper, was originally brought in to replace Vivian Campbell for the band’s current American tour with Judas Priest. Says Scott Gorham: “Damon brings back the classic feel Thin Lizzy had when …

VIVIAN CAMPBELL, GLEN SOBEL of SIR SODOFF To Appear At Harper’s Bar & Grill Tonight!

This Thursday, July 21st, 2011 at Harper’s Bar & Grill SIR SODOFF & The TRAIN WRECKS Featuring: VIVIAN CAMBELL of DEF LEPPARD & DIO GLEN SOBEL of ALICE COOPER LOU CASTRO MICHAEL FELL KARA GRAINGER Serious rock ‘n roll at it’s best! (on at 10:00 PM) Only a $10.00 Cover Charge Super Drink Specials Plus …

VIVIAN CAMPBELL Talks About Playing With THIN LIZZY, New DEF LEPPARD Music

Thomas S. Orwat Jr. of RockMusicStar.com recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD/THIN LIZZY guitarist Vivian Campbell. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. RockMusicStar.com: As most people know you as a guitarist from DEF LEPPARD, some may not be aware that you’ve been in Thin Lizzy for a few months now. How …

Is New Thin Lizzy Nothing More Than A Glorified Tribute Band????

The Belfast Telegraph reports that almost 25 years after the death of legendary Irish rocker Phil Lynott, THIN LIZZY is set to hit the road again — this time with THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick at the helm. Warwick, 43, replaces Lynott in the latest reincarnation, joining THIN LIZZY alumni Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and …

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