Def Leppard’s new album Diamond Star Halos will be released tomorrow (May 27), which is their first release since 2015. While guitarist Vivian Campbell has contributed writing to all of their original albums since arriving in 1992, he hasn’t written any new songs for this one. .
“I just wasn’t prepared. I thought we were going on tour,” Campbell admitted to Greek publication Rock Pages, adding that he uses his phone to record because he doesn’t have a home studio.
The rocker admitted that he could have learned to work from his phone, but the rest of the band found a lot of songs very quickly anyway.
“It was coming fast and hard. I just wasn’t prepared for the record, to be honest, but I don’t think it’s a bad record as a result,” he continued. “I mean, the songs are great. There’s 15 of them and they cover a lot of different musical spectrums. I think we’re good. That said, I feel bad because I, you know, I have the I just felt like I was unprepared, didn’t do my homework.
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On the contrary, his teammate Phil Collen liked being able to work remotely and use technology to make Diamond star halos. In a new interview with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez, he said remote taping was the greatest thing Def Leppard has ever done, and he hopes they continue to work that way for them. future albums.
“When we did it that way, it felt like everyone was doing their part, everyone was doing their best,” Collen explained. “Everybody’s a big boy, they can tune their own guitars, they can sing in tune, they can get it right and then you send your best to Ronan McHugh – our producer in Dublin.”
Pre-order your copy of Diamond Star Halos here, and see the dates for Def Leppard’s 2022 Stadium tour with Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts there.