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Vivian Campbell Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 August 1962Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Birth NameVivian Patrick Campbell
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Has been with the band since 1992 when the original guitarist, Steve Clark, died in early 1991. Has two daughters, Lily Rose and Una Marigold, with wife Jewels Has played guitar for the Rock 'n' Roll band 'White Snake' and other Rock 'n' Roll groups.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Julie (February 1987 - present) (filed for divorce) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Gibson Les Paul

Trivia (11)

Replacement guitarist for Def Leppard.
Shares a birthday with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford and KISS frontman Gene Simmons.
Was the guitarist in the rock band Dio from 1982 to 1986.
Was the lead guitarist in the rock band Whitesnake from 1987 to 1990.
Joined the rock band Def Leppard in 1992. He was called in to replace guitarist Steve Clark who died due to an overdose of drugs and alcohol.
Released his first solo album, a blues CD called 'Two sides of if', in late 2005.
Will play on the same bill as former bands Whitesnake and Sweet Savage at the Sweden Rock Festival in Summer 2008.
Was a co-founder of Irish heavy metal band Sweet Savage (1979-1982), a major influence on thrash bands such as Metallica and Megadeth.
Lives in Los Angeles.
Is a Vegetarian, like fellow Band members Rick Allen, Joe Elliot, and Phil Collen.
He and wife Julie have two daughters, Lily Rose and Una Marigold.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on "Black Rose" by Thin Lizzy] I was a huge Lizzy fan, but I became a massive Gary Moore fan as a result of this. He was a phenomenal influence on me. I heard Gary first in Colosseum II, when he was doing jazz fusion. I was trying to learn his licks but didn't have enough comprehension of music to understand what he was doing.
In Leppard, we use a lot of stereo delay. Our tempos are the same every night - Rick Allen is a stickler for tempos, so if a song is 105 BPM we know it will be every night. The sound is very produced, not what you'd call organic, and we do a good job of recreating it live. To ensure that happens, we're very specific with our delays.
To me, guitar playing is not just a technical thing. Jeff Beck is the most creative guitar player, I think. What impresses me is not so much how he plays something, but where do it come from? How does he think of it? He seems to be able to pull these ideas from nowhere. He doesn't seem to think the same as most guitar players.

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