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These are very difficult times for new artists. Back in the day, a hit song could really seep into a person's DNA with radio and MTV. A hit today is not the same as a hit twenty years ago. Now there is so much competition, it is very hard to reach the people. The music scene is so overly saturated. There are no gatekeepers like there used to be.

These are very difficult times for new artists. Back in the day, a hit song could really seep into a person's DNA with radio and MTV. A hit today is not the same as a hit twenty years ago. Now there is so much competition, it is very hard to reach the people. The music scene is so overly saturated. There are no gatekeepers like there used to be.

If there is any justice in the world, then eighties rock will never again serve to blight humanity as it did in that dark decade! ---->>>

And remember: without you, all we are is loud. No pressure. ---->>>

Being a songwriter, singer, and a great part of a unit is more important than being Joe Guitar Hero. ---->>>

Def Leppard is a rock band that can sing.

Def Leppard is a rock band that can sing.

I actually knew I was going to be perfect for Def Leppard, sorry I hate to say that but I knew it. ---->>>

I don't know how anyone could vote Republican. It's so obvious that their only interest is keeping the rich rich. ---->>>

I like my guitars to be kinda worn. I don't like it when they're all shiny. ---->>>

I'm a big, big blues fan and the last several years I've really invested in the blues a lot, and I think my playing is getting better because of it - not necessarily better on a technical level, but certainly on a level of appropriateness. ---->>>

Technology has made it much easier to make and manipulate music. Studio-driven, machine-driven music does not always transcend into being a good live act. Many current acts are great live, but many cannot cut it live. The music is not organic. ---->>>

The nature of touring is packaging acts together that have strong catalogues of music. It's about making sure that it's a winning combination. It's really about giving people value for their money. ---->>>

I never had a real job either. I sort of fell out of school and ended up playing guitar. ---->>>

The Internet has definitely opened doors and leveled the playing field for musicians. ---->>>

I still have people saying to me, 'Oh, you're still together?' They don't realize Leppard's been around this whole time, because people just don't get to hear us. ---->>>

It's a lot more comfortable, I must say. Ummm, I didn't think I'd be playing with another band, I kinda thought I was through with that, but I make an exception because they're nice people. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Irish
Born: 08-25, 1962
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Occupation: Musician

Vivian Patrick Campbell (born 25 August 1962) is a Northern Irish rock guitarist. He came to prominence in the early 1980s as a member of Dio, and has been a member of Def Leppard since 1992 (replacing Steve Clark). Campbell has also worked with Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Sweet Savage, Trinity, Riverdogs, and Shadow King (wikipedia)