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    More: Sad, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Vivian Campbell, Leppard Guitarist, Def Leppard, Cat Deeley, humans, Radio City Music Hall, Thin Lizzy  
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2013-06-10 07:59:54 PM  
Nice, dark headline.  +1

"The reason I'm sharing this with you is because,despite cancer and chemo, me and my new aerodynamic hairstyle (read: no hair) are going on tour this summer with the band and I don't want anyone to be so shocked by my new look that they ask for a refund. Simple economics, really."

He has a good attitude, which can only help.
 
2013-06-10 08:27:21 PM  
While I don't wish him ill... Fark him.  He's a total douche for saying the shiat he did about Ronnie Dio when he was alive and then trying to cash in on his death.
 
2013-06-10 08:32:12 PM  
While I've heard of the groups he's been a part of, I've never heard of him, so I wish him well.  But how common is "Vivian" for a guy's name in the UK?
 
2013-06-10 08:36:17 PM  

2xhelix: While I don't wish him ill... Fark him.  He's a total douche for saying the shiat he did about Ronnie Dio when he was alive and then trying to cash in on his death.


Well, it was RJD who said about Campbell "I hope he farking dies."  Kind of ironic.

I saw him with Dio back in the 80s.  Great band.  I cannot farking stand Def Leppard, so I would side with RJD on this one, even though I don't hope Campbell croaks.
 
2013-06-10 09:10:43 PM  
To me, Viv Campbell is the smokin' guitarist in DIO's band. Didn't follow him into Def Leppard.

Best wishes to him.
 
2013-06-10 09:16:06 PM  
He's got a great sense of humor about it. I wish him the best.
 
2013-06-10 09:17:10 PM  

Etchy333: While I've heard of the groups he's been a part of, I've never heard of him, so I wish him well.  But how common is "Vivian" for a guy's name in the UK?


It's not uncommon, at least among men of a certain age.
 
2013-06-10 09:23:56 PM  

Godscrack: To me, Viv Campbell is the smokin' guitarist in DIO's band. Didn't follow him into Def Leppard.

Best wishes to him.


Agreed 100%.
Knowing the easy riff to Holy Diver got me invited to join the first band I ever played in.
Learning the intro to The Last in Line made me learn more about classical guitar technique.
I never got good enough to play his solos note for note, but I did get to see the Sacred Heart tour.
I hate Def Lep, and have heard conflicting stories about his beef with RJD.
Shadow King should have been a lot better.
Too many metal icons have been dropping recently.
 
2013-06-10 09:24:12 PM  
What a hairless Viv Capbell might lo
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2013-06-10 09:24:41 PM  

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R.I.P. VIVIAN

 
2013-06-10 09:25:03 PM  
Commenting on Fark from an iPad is very frustrating.
 
2013-06-10 09:27:14 PM  
Even though he and Joe Elliott are douchey ... well, this is a shocker.
 
2013-06-10 09:27:45 PM  
Really admired his playing. And the Riverdogs album is amazing and one of those worthwhile works buried by the hairband craze. I still listen to it and then.
 
2013-06-10 09:34:46 PM  
Someone from The Archies has cancer?
 
2013-06-10 09:48:20 PM  
www.herbanmedia.com

R,I.P. Vivian
 
2013-06-10 09:58:44 PM  
Good thing he caught it early and didn't lose an arm.
 
2013-06-10 10:01:29 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Etchy333: While I've heard of the groups he's been a part of, I've never heard of him, so I wish him well.  But how common is "Vivian" for a guy's name in the UK?

It's not uncommon, at least among men of a certain age.


Like "Evelyn".
 
2013-06-10 10:17:42 PM  
1. Impossible. Mr. Campbell is not listed on the guitar credits for Def Leppard's only three albums: On Through The Night, High and Dry, and Pyromania. Therefore, he is not a guitarist for Def Leppard.

2. Anyone who talks shiat about Ronnie James Dio isnt worth writing a story about anyway, whether s/he appears on Lep's 3 existing albums or not.
 
2013-06-10 10:27:24 PM  
Looks like if you're gonna get the cancer, and you got the money to pay for the cure, this is the one to get.
 
2013-06-10 10:34:34 PM  
Nurse: He's not himself right now, his uncle has Hodgkins.
Larry: Yeah, but it's the good Hodgkins.

Nurse: I didn't know there was a good Hodgkins.
Larry: I'm not saying it's a great Hodgkins, It's a good Hodgkins.

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2013-06-10 10:38:37 PM  

SpeedyBB: Dwight_Yeast: Etchy333: While I've heard of the groups he's been a part of, I've never heard of him, so I wish him well.  But how common is "Vivian" for a guy's name in the UK?

It's not uncommon, at least among men of a certain age.

Like "Evelyn".


Whoah.
 
2013-06-10 10:43:33 PM  

bulok: [www.herbanmedia.com image 300x360]

R,I.P. Vivian


Nice pic. Have we got a video?
 
2013-06-10 11:03:18 PM  
Saw Def Leppard in Vegas 2 months ago at the Hard Rock.

The kicked ass--fantastic show.  Vivian (and Phil Collen) rips.
 
2013-06-10 11:05:57 PM  

noheadphones: Saw Def Leppard in Vegas 2 months ago at the Hard Rock.

The kicked ass--fantastic show.  Vivian (and Phil Collen) rips.


You don't know how many props I give Phil for staying ripped, strong and healthy.
 
2013-06-10 11:19:48 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: SpeedyBB: Dwight_Yeast: Etchy333: While I've heard of the groups he's been a part of, I've never heard of him, so I wish him well.  But how common is "Vivian" for a guy's name in the UK?

It's not uncommon, at least among men of a certain age.

Like "Evelyn".

Whoah.


Waught you did there, we sees it.
 
2013-06-10 11:25:27 PM  
"Throughout his career he has also played for Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake and Sweet Savage. "

They kind of left out the best part of his career. It's like saying Paul McCartney used to be in Wings before embarking on a solo career:

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2013-06-10 11:56:59 PM  
That sucks...
 
2013-06-11 12:39:16 AM  
That sounds like a song for the saddest stripper ever.
 
2013-06-11 12:44:11 AM  
What has nine arms and sucks? Cancer.

No, that's not how it goes...
 
2013-06-11 01:55:36 AM  
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Not trying to be mean, but damn.
 
2013-06-11 05:58:47 AM  
I still remember my Dio/Vivian-worshipping Def Leppard-despising friend literally howling in rage when he found out Vivian was going to join Leppard.  I laughed so hard I cried then and I still chuckle at the memory twenty years later.

noheadphones: Saw Def Leppard in Vegas 2 months ago at the Hard Rock.

The kicked ass--fantastic show.  Vivian (and Phil Collen) rips.


I'm still kind of kicking myself that I didn't take advantage of my brother's invite to Vegas to see that show.  I've seen set lists and they were pulling out stuff that they hadn't played in thirty years.
 
2013-06-11 08:19:37 AM  
He told a guitar magazine in the 90s that Vernon Reid's solo on "Cult of Personality" was horrible and the producer should have made him do it over.

So, fark him.
 
2013-06-11 08:46:54 AM  
I see Dio was very, very patient in waiting for his revenge.
 
2013-06-11 08:48:12 AM  

mat catastrophe: He told a guitar magazine in the 90s that Vernon Reid's solo on "Cult of Personality" was horrible and the producer should have made him do it over.

So, fark him.


That's one of those solo's that could never be played the same way no matter how many times you play it.
 
2013-06-11 09:16:39 AM  

beerrun: mat catastrophe: He told a guitar magazine in the 90s that Vernon Reid's solo on "Cult of Personality" was horrible and the producer should have made him do it over.

So, fark him.

That's one of those solo's that could never be played the same way no matter how many times you play it.


Nor is it meant to be, although it does contain several phrases and bits that are absolutely repeatable and for good reason.
 
2013-06-11 10:04:26 AM  

mat catastrophe: beerrun: mat catastrophe: He told a guitar magazine in the 90s that Vernon Reid's solo on "Cult of Personality" was horrible and the producer should have made him do it over.

So, fark him.

That's one of those solo's that could never be played the same way no matter how many times you play it.

Nor is it meant to be, although it does contain several phrases and bits that are absolutely repeatable and for good reason.


Absolutely. One of the top 10 solo's to come out of that era, if not ever. TOTALLY identifiable. And while it is more avant-garde than most hard rock wanker solo's, like mat catastrophe pointed out, there are phrases that are easily recognizable.
Doesn't surprise me that Campbell said something like this. He's well-known in the HR/HM world to be a bit of a dick. Great player though. Hope he pulls through ok.
 
2013-06-11 11:42:10 AM  
I've seen the Cult of Personality solo top more than one "worst solo" list.  That solo is shockingly bad for such an otherwise great song.
 
2013-06-11 05:35:23 PM  

Etchy333: While I've heard of the groups he's been a part of, I've never heard of him, so I wish him well.  But how common is "Vivian" for a guy's name in the UK?


Born in Belfast.  His folks were drunk during the conception, birth, and subsequent naming.........
 
2013-06-11 08:20:24 PM  
No one on the fact checking site that Fark is has pointed out that he joined the band after the song in the headline?

Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2013-06-11 10:12:17 PM  

ParadisePornoTheater: Even though he and Joe Elliott are douchey ... well, this is a shocker.


I dont know Viv, but I do know Joe, and douchy he's not.  I've never seen a douche travel 24 hrs straight on commercial flights to spend one day playing with his little boy, just to have to catch up with his band the next day on a another continent to make a show. I've seen him do it several times.

However, it has been suggested that he consider using recorded drums, causetheir luck with the drummers sucks.
 
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