DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell has confirmed to the Saskatoon StarPhoenix that the band is working on material for the follow-up to 2015’s self-titled album.
“The one thing I can’t say is when it’s coming out,” he said. “We’re certainly working on new music, and it’ll certainly be next year we’ll be working on it 100 percent, but I don’t know when it’ll be complete. With DEF LEPPARD, that’s always a dangerous prediction.”
He continued: “There’s some new songs being kicked around. I don’t know when it is we’ll actually get around to getting the five of us in the same place to record it — I assume that would be sometime early next year — and I don’t know what it’s going to be, if we’re just going to aim for doing a couple of songs or a full album … there’s always something on the go. Everyone in the band is a writer; everyone has ideas going. It’s just a question of when we collectively focus on trying to make that commitment to get together to make a record, and that’ll definitely be sometime next year.”
Last month, guitarist Phil Collen told Planet Rock that DEF LEPPARD has a “bunch of songs” in the works for its 12th studio album, which the band began recording last year.
DEF LEPPARD‘s second Las Vegas residency will take place this summer. The band will take over Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for 12 explosive nights between August 14 and September 7.
The British rockers played their first Las Vegas residency five years ago at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.
DEF LEPPARD‘s latest greatest-hits collection, titled “The Story So Far – The Best Of”, came out in November.