The Secret To Def Leppard's Longevity

07/08/2011
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(RockAAA) Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell says that the band's longevity is down to a mix of stability and genuine friendship. Speaking with Postcrescent.com ahead of their appearance at the Milwaukee Summerfest, Campbell was open about his experiences in previous bands where line-up changes were more frequent than Fridays, making Def Leppard a different proposition to what he experienced in his time with Dio and Whitesnake in particular.

"Primarily, Def Leppard really is a band. It's five guys and we're not a revolving door of musicians, which those other bands are," He said. "Whitesnake especially I mean, has anyone actually counted how many musicians have been through Whitesnake? (laughs) I know it's over 50... It's ridiculous, and even Dio, like after I left Dio, there were several other guitar players, a couple other drummers, quite a few bass players (and) a couple of keyboard players.

"Def Leppard, if Steve Clark were alive, he'd still be in the band today. Def Leppard is not the kind of band that just goes out and swaps members.

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