.

Vivian Campbell Says Hit Whitesnake Lineup Was Just Image Based

12/08/2015
.
(Classic Rock) Vivian Campbell says his spell with Whitesnake "doesn't mean an awful lot" in the grand scheme of his career. The Def Leppard and former Dio guitarist was a member of David Coverdale's band for almost two years from 1987 but says that particular lineup of the group was a case of style over substance and "never gelled."

He tells the Evening Chronicle: "That line up of Whitesnake never really gelled musically, and I think that's because we met on the set of a video and the first thing we did was the Still Of The Night video.

"The second thing we did was the Here I Go Again video, and then we did the Is This Love video, and then we went in to rehearse. We literally rehearsed for 48 hours and went out on tour. For me, it was just an image-based band because of MTV, and none of us had played on the record, so there was no chemistry unlike in Dio, where the chemistry was unmistakable.

"When I played with Jimmy Bain and Vinny Appice in Dio, we were really tight together, but in Whitesnake it felt like five guys each doing their own thing. On paper, the pedigree was amazing, with Tommy Aldridge, Adrian Vandenberg and Rudy Sarzo.

"We were all great individually, but that lineup with those musicians never really gelled. It was fun at the time, and I was flattered to have been invited to be a part of the band, but it doesn't mean an awful lot to me from a musical point of view." Read more here.

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

Whitesnake Music, DVDs, Books and more

Whitesnake T-shirts and Posters

More Whitesnake News

Share this article

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


Related Stories


Whitesnake Unbox New Collection The Rock Album

Whitesnake Frontman David Coverdale's Surgery Delayed

Whitesnake Release 'Here I Go Again' 2020 Remix

Whitesnake Release 'Still Of The Night' 2020 Remix Video

Whitesnake Release 'Anything You Want' Video

Whitesnake Release 'Give Me All Your Love' 2020 Remix Video

Whitesnake Stream 2020 Remix Of 'Give Me All Your Love'

Whitesnake Release 'Restless Heart' Lyric Video

Whitesnake's David Coverdale Clears Up Retirement Comments

Whitesnake Streaming Previously-Unreleased Track


advertisement

advertisement


Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Feeds

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2020 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.