DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL Releases New Solo Track

A new solo song from DEF LEPPARD/THIN LIZZY guitarist Vivian Campbell, entitled "Seems So Real", can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track was written by Campbell and Robert Cosio and was produced by Cosio. Mixing duties were handled by Ronan McHugh.

"Seems So Real" recording lineup:

* Vivian Campbell: Lead vocals, Lead And Rhythm Guitars, Background Vocals
* Robert Cosio: Rhythm guitar, Slide Guitar, Electric Piano, Background Vocals
* Mark Schulman: Drums
* Lou Castro: Bass guitar

Campbell in 2005 released a solo album called "Two Sides Of If". It featured him doing two things you probably hadn't heard him do much before singing lead, and playing blues-based guitar. Campbell told Launch that his love for the kind of music on "Two Sides Of If" goes way back. "I have always had an affinity for organic music, whether it was blues, or organic pop, or soul, or whatever which may seem strange, coming from a guy who plays guitar with DEF LEPPARD, who are probably the most produced band in the world," he said. "And with blues, you know, and particularly with this record, I did it live in the studio, because I wanted it to have that interaction between real musicians playing music in real time."

THIN LIZZY has tapped guitarist Richard Fortus from GUNS N' ROSES as the temporary replacement for Vivian Campbell for all THIN LIZZY live shows while Vivian is back touring and recording with DEF LEPPARD.

Vivian's last show with THIN LIZZY will be at Slane Castle in Ireland on May 28.

In a recent interview with, Campbell stated about his involvement with THIN LIZZY, "It's been a tremendous pleasure to tour with THIN LIZZY. Playing with a band that meant so much to me in my formative years has really rekindled my passion for the instrument again. I haven't been this excited about guitar playing since I was in my teens!"

When asked if he would like to be a part of future THIN LIZZY tours, should he be available, Vivian said, "Absolutely! However, I continue to be fully committed to DEF LEPPARD, and we're going to be on the road from June of this year, so LIZZY [will be using] a replacement for me for their continuing summer dates. They have very kindly offered me the opportunity to come back when my schedule with DEF LEPPARD opens up, and you can bet that I'll be there in a heartbeat!"

(Thanks: NJthrasher)


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