Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Surprised by Tour with Heart
Two powerhouse rock acts, Def Leppard and Heart, set out on a blockbuster tour this summer. While both bands are likely stoked for the pairing, if you ask Leppard guitarist Vivian "Viv" Campbell, the guys of Leppard were just as surprised as anyone to hear about the tour.
“These things really have nothing to do with us,” he told Beatweek Magazine. “The nature of touring is packaging acts together that have strong catalogs of music. It’s about making sure that it’s a winning combination. It’s really about giving people value for their money.”
Campbell went onto give his surprising take on Internet piracy. Explaining that this is just his personal opinion, not a Def Leppard opinion, Campbell said, “I don’t necessarily think of music piracy as a bad thing for bands like us. It is very hard on new bands, however. But, for us, it has brought us younger fans.”
He want onto say the Internet is “not a bad thing in this way. I know there are kids out there who have our entire catalog on their iPods, and I am pretty sure they didn’t all pay for it. But, maybe those same kids will buy a ticket and come to a concert.”
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