Vivian Campbell vs. David Coverdale
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has criticised Sir David Of Coverdale in an interview with something called The West Australian.
Quoth Campbell “We just did some European dates with Whitesnake [which Campbell once played with] and, you know, they’re not a band, it’s [singer] David Coverdale and whoever.”
Um, Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich might disagree, but we’ll let Campbell build up a head of steam…
“I was talking to the drummer in a bar the other night. He’s the 49th member of the band of which I was inversion 37c or whatever for about 20 minutes.
“They travel separately, they stay in separate hotels on tour, David Coverdale stays in a separate dressing room where the door’s always closed with a sign that says ‘Knock, do not enter.’
“We interact with our crew. People always want to come back and work for Def Leppard. We don’t have class distinction within the band and the crew. That’s what makes it fun for us.”
Meanwhile, singer Joe Elliott has revealed that Leppard will next year join the exodus of established acts leaving big labels, exchanging their home of 30 years, Universal Music, for independent status.
Elliott said: “If Radiohead and The Eagles can go off and do it on their own, that’s an acceptable yardstick to measure our own chances by.”