Vivian Campbell states “very good chance” that Def Leppard will start recording new album in 2019
Def Leppard, Last In Line and Riverdogs guitarist Vivian Campbell was recently interviewed by Todd “Crash” Davis of the 101.9 The Keg radio station in Nebraska, USA.
Campbell was asked whether Def Leppard had started working on a follow-up album to their self-titled album released back in 2015.
The guitarist replied [as transcribed by Blabbermouth with slight edits]: “Well, you know, individually, we’re always writing songs. So I know that if we decided next week to go into the studio, we would have plenty of ideas to get started on. We haven’t officially discussed it yet, but I would imagine, this year, 2018, is a very, very, very heavy touring schedule for the band. We’re doing 60-plus shows with Journey in North America. Then we’re going [to] Hawaii, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and England, and we finish in the U.K. on December 18th. So I don’t think we’ll probably tour quite as heavily in 2019. So there’s a very strong chance we’ll probably get into the studio and at least start on a new record next year.”
Def Leppard‘s self-titled album finished at #1 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2015 to which Sleaze Roxx stated: “Def Leppard‘s new self-titled album will most likely never sell even two tenths of the copies that Pyromania or Hysteria sold back in the ’80s but there is no doubt that the British rockers’ newest album resonated strongly with Sleaze Roxx readers to take the top spot on the Readers’ Top 20 Albums for 2015. I had received a small hint that this might occur earlier in the year but didn’t think anything of it when Sleaze Roxx’s review of the Def Leppard album received the most views out of any Sleaze Roxx album review in the latter half of the year. While a lot of the reviews for Def Leppard have been mixed including the one from Sleaze Roxx, there was certainly enough good to great songs for the album to nudge ahead and claim the coveted top spot for the year. The Sleaze Roxx readers have spoken — enough said!”
Interview by 101.9 The Keg radio station with Vivian Campbell:
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