DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed via his Facebook page that he is making a rock record which will contain "lots of guitar." He adds: "I intend to sing [on the album]. However, I may ask a real singer to help out if I fail miserably at the demo stages."
Joining Campbell in the studio for the making of his new solo album are bassist Lou Castro and drummer Glen Sobel.
According to Campbell, he is also writing music for DEF LEPPARD as the band will be recording new material in February.
The 51-year-old Campbell was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma earlier in the year.
Campbell, who joined LEPPARD in 1992 after stints in DIO and WHITESNAKE, had been receiving chemotherapy since April.
"I feel fortunate that my cancer sent me an alarm call in the form of 'the cough that wouldn't quit,'" Campbell said earlier in the year.
Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system characterized by the painless enlargement of lymph nodes, spleen, or immune tissue.
"I did kind of want to not go public with it at first, because it is a weird kind of thing," Campbell said in a June radio interview. "You've got to kind of learn to deal with it on your own terms before you can address the rest of the world about it. So, you know, I feel very comfortable going public about it. For the first couple months, I even tried to keep it from my children, because they were still in school and doing exams and stuff and I didn't want to add to their concerns. But after a while, it's inevitable that you, you know, something's going on and you have to kind of come out with it and kind of explain what the situation is. But I'm very comfortable with it. I'm very comfortable with the treatment. I'm very comfortable with how my body is reacting to it."