Vivian Campbell Reveals Unexpected Def Leppard Influence

12/12/2016
.
Def Leppard

(Classic Rock) Vivian Campbell has recalled how Soundgarden influenced Def Leppard in the mid-90s. The guitarist, who has also performed with Dio and Whitesnake, says the band were listening to iconic Soundgarden album Superunknown when they wrote 1996's Slang - which was widely regarded as a musical departure from their signature sound.

Campbell tells Eon Music: "We went into the recording and writing process for that record knowing only one thing - we could not make a classic sounding Def Leppard record. Other than that, we were clueless, so we were kind of making it up as we went along.

"We were taking on board a lot of what was going on in the current music genre. Soundgarden's Superunknown was the one album that we listened to more than any other when we were making that record. I think it was the best record of the grunge era.

"I love the songs, I love the sound of that record, so that was a very influential record for us when we were making Slang." here.

Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission.

advertisement

Def Leppard Music, DVDs, Books and more

Def Leppard T-shirts and Posters

More Def Leppard News

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


Related Stories


Def Leppard Stream Full Step Inside Hysteria At 30 Documentary

Def Leppard Planning Full 'Hysteria' Album Performances

Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell Wins Legend Award

Def Leppard Streaming Part 2 Of Hysteria Documentary

Def Leppard Stream First Part Of Hysteria Anniversary Documentary

Def Leppard's Phil Collen Releasing Satriani Tribute Track

Def Leppard Preview Their Hysteria At 30 Documentary

Def Leppard And Journey In Talks For New Tour

Def Leppard Won't Make Hard Rock Focused Album Again

Def Leppard Expand 'Hysteria' To 7 Discs For Anniversary


More Stories for Def Leppard

Def Leppard Music


advertisement



Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2017 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.