Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL - "I Couldn't Imagine Anything Worse Than Staying At Home Just Me And My Illness"
February 10, 2016, 4 years ago
Former Dio and Whitesnake guitarists Vivian Campbell (currently playing with Last In Line and Def Leppard) and Doug Aldrich (currently playing with The Dead Daisies) guested on episode 194 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
In the episode's first interview, guitarist Vivian Campbell talks about Heavy Crown (the new album by Last In Line), the death of bassist Jimmy Bain, the lost Trinity recordings (his in-between Dio and Whitesnake band), recording with Last In Line versus Def Leppard, his experimental cancer treatment, Trixter's Steve Brown, guesting on Gotthard's self-titled album, Thin Lizzy, a new Riverdogs record and much more.
When asked why he continues to tour and not simply stay at home given his health issues, Campbell replied, "That to me would be the death sentence. My work is catharsis for me. There's nothing that brings me greater happiness. All I ever wanted to do in my life was play guitar in a band. I couldn't imagine anything worse than staying at home just me and my illness."
In the second part of the show, Mitch chats with The Dead Daisies guitarist Doug Aldrich about joining the band, recording their new album, his future with the band and a quick but pleasant update about his so-called feud with Twisted Sister's Dee Snider.
Listen to it all via the audio player below.