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10/03/2017

Vivan Campbell: ‘The guitar is my passion and my life’s work’

“The guitar is my passion and it’s been my life’s work,” says the rocker from his home in Los Angeles. “They always say do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life and that’s how I feel.

“It’s a great pleasure to be able to follow that dream. Usually I don’t put much stock in awards but it’s fulfilling and heart-warming to be recognised by my fellow countrymen.”

Vivian, who first picked up a guitar at the tender age of 12, moved from Belfast to LA to initially play with heavy metallers Dio and proceeded to join them on three albums and world tours. Dio was very guitar focused and gave Campbell the opportunity to fully showcase his virtuoso ability on the instrument.

Source: News Letter