DEF LEPPARD's VIVIAN CAMPBELL: 'My Children Are Still My Biggest Achievement'

DEF LEPPARD's VIVIAN CAMPBELL: 'My Children Are Still My Biggest Achievement'

In a recent interview with uDiscover Music, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell was asked to name his biggest inspiration in life. He responded (see video below): "I'm very inspired by my children. I have two daughters. People say to me, 'Congratulations on your career and getting into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame' and all this stuff, and that's all well and good. My children are still my biggest achievement. That inspires me — to see them grow up. My younger daughter is just going to college in a couple of months. My older daughter has finished her second year of college. To see them go from these little things to these bratty things to these teenage things that don't wanna talk to you and then becoming young women and going out in the world, that makes me feel good."

Asked if he thinks his daughters appreciate what their father does for a living, Vivian said: "They've been on tour since they were tiny kids. They kind of take it all for granted. They're not very impressed by it. But they were impressed when we were on the bill with other, younger acts that might be very successful at the moment."

In a 2017 interview with the Belfast Telegraph, Vivian said that he and his wife were still living in Los Angeles "because of the kids. My eldest daughter just went to college in Boston, and when my youngest daughter goes, I'll almost certainly leave L.A.," he said.

"I think I've done my time here," he explained. "It's not all bad, but it wouldn't have been my first choice."

DEF LEPPARD's second Las Vegas residency will take place this summer. The band will take over Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for 12 explosive nights between August 14 and September 7.

The British rockers played their first Las Vegas residency five years ago at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).