stevebrownoftrixter As previously reported, Trixter’s Steve Brown is the temporary replacement guitarist for Vivian Campbell while he recovers from cancer treatments.

Brown’s debut appearance with band too place on September 28th when Def Leppard played Wembley Stadium during the NFL’s Dolphins/Raiders game. See the performance below.

Campbell recently posted the following message at the band’s official website:

“As many of you know, I’ve been scheduled to start a stem cell transplant and as soon as I got home from tour I began the necessary tests and preparations. I’ll be admitted to hospital soon for all the yucky bits, so in the meantime I’m headed to Target to stock up on cozy pajamas, fresh underwear, and a sackful of car-porn.

Unfortunately, this means that I won’t be able to perform with the band on the upcoming NFL broadcast on Sept. 28th, nor will I be able to do the shows scheduled for Oct/Nov.

While I can’t say that I’m looking forward to the process ahead, I’m very much looking forward to what I feel will be a most successful outcome. Next year will be very busy for Def Leppard with a new album and a world tour, and frankly, I don’t think they would sound as loud without me, so I have no intention of letting the team down!

See you all (with hair!) in 2015. – Viv”


10 Responses

  1. Don’t mean to sound like a downer but you have to wonder if Steve Brown will wind up replacing Vivian Campbell permanently, ala Eric Singer replacing Eric Carr and Gary Holt replacing Jeff Hanneman. They were “temporary replacements” too.. for people who died. I don’t like VC and I think he was a horrible choice to replace Steve Clark, especially when John Sykes and others tried out. I don’t wish death on the guy but I do like seeing Def Leppard without him.

    1. I’ll say!
      John Sykes? Give me a break.
      Great guitar player but can he get along with anyone long enough to keep a good thing going?
      V.C. fits in perfectly with Leppard.

    2. I’m just stating an opinion and “your” is spelled “you’re” you moron –
      DL hasn’t recorded anything worth a damn since the 80’s anyway and Campbell was probably chosen because he likes soccer.

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