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Def Leppard Rejuvenated After Vivian Campbell's Health Scare

 
Def Leppard Rejuvenated After Vivian Campbell's Health Scare
Posted October 22nd, 2013 @ 3:44pm

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has not stopped performing with the band since it was revealed that he has cancer.

For many of the band members, that has lit a fire.  Drummer Rick Allen explains to Rolling Stone, "It reminded me of my own vulnerabilities, and the whole idea of just being courageous in the face of something so daunting. I was just feeling for him, and it reminded me of where I was not too long ago, and it made me do the best I could. He rose to the occasion, and it was like, "F#ck me, I better pull out all the stops." Collectively, it just felt as if the whole band rose to the occasion."

The band will release a concert film, Viva Hysteria.  They recorded it during their residency at the Joint at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

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