1. Vivian Campbell Ponders Future of Last In Line After Bassist Dies Before Debut Album Drops

    February 18, 2016 1:17 PM EST The recent death of bassist Jimmy Bain has made this week's release of Last In Line's debut album Heavy Crown decidedly bittersweet -- and has left the group wondering how to proceed in the future.  "We are all immensely proud of the record -- as was Jimmy," says guitarist…

  2. Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell Declared Fit to Rejoin Tour

    June 24, 2015 11:15 PM EDT Cancer can't stop Vivian Campbell from rocking out with Def Leppard . His publicist confirmed Wednesday that doctors have given Campbell a treatment regimen that will allow him to avoid radiation and join his band's tour Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama. Def Leppard on Performing…

  3. Def Leppard Revisits Overlooked Album: 'It Went Against the Grain'

    February 10, 2014 11:02 AM EST "Slang" (1996) gets an expanded edition... "We could've put out 'Sgt. Pepper's' and I think it would have been the same because it was Def Leppard and we had gotten lumped in with all the crap metal bands of the 80s" Nearly 18 years later, the members…

  4. Def Leppard Denies It'll Take Legal Action Against One Direction for Similar-Sounding Song

    December 19, 2013 7:30 PM EST Mirror UK originally reported potential legal action for similarities between "Midnight Memories" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" The boys of One Direction may have a sticky situation on their hands over the chorus of the group's new song "Midnight Memories."…

  5. Def Leppard Plots 'Pyromania' Residency In Las Vegas; New Studio Album In View

    December 18, 2013 12:30 PM EST Def Leppard is planning a "Viva Pyromania" residency in Las Vegas in 2014 while also preparing to record an album of new material in Dublin.  "The Vegas thing was amazing," guitarist Phil Collen told Billboard, referencing their "Viva Hysteria" residency…

  6. Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Opens-Up On Cancer, Concert Film & New Music

    October 03, 2013 1:47 AM EDT Rocking with Def Leppard between bouts of chemotherapy proved healing for guitarist Vivian Campbell. The 51-year-old musician relied on his bandmates and the thrill of performing to help him through a diagnosis of Hodgkins lymphoma (he started treatment in April). The band hit the road this…

  7. Def Leppard Pounce for 'Viva! Hysteria' Film: Watch Billboard's Trailer Premiere

    August 07, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Frontman Joe Elliott says he's confident Las Vegas will be seeing Def Leppard again soon: "They've already asked" With a film from its first Las Vegas residency headed to theaters in October, Def Leppard is eyeballing a return to Sin City. The British rockers played…

  8. Def Leppard Guitarist Vivian Campbell Has Cancer

    June 10, 2013 10:45 AM EDT Def Leppard rocker Vivian Campbell says a "cough that wouldn't quit" has turned out to be cancer. The guitarist had a surgical biopsy on March 11 following several months of coughing that revealed he has Hodgkin's Lymphoma, he said through a spokesperson on Monday.…

  9. Def Leppard Fantasy Camp Coming to Vegas

    February 15, 2013 8:55 AM EST Group will serve as instructors at their own edition of the popular Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Def Leppard will be doing more than playing -- and causing a little -- "Hysteria" during its upcoming residency in Las Vegas. The quintet has signed on for a special edition…

  10. Thin Lizzy Considering Return to the Studio

    March 26, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Scott Gorham is thinking it may be time to bring the Thin Lizzy boys back into the studio again. The venerable group hasn't released a new album since 1983's "Thunder and Lightning" and certainly have not thought about it since iconic frontman Phil Lynott's death in…

  11. Ronnie James Dio, Metal Legend, Dead at 67

    May 16, 2010 5:37 PM EDT Seminal heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio -- the voice for Elf, Blackmore's Rainbow , Black Sabbath , his own band Dio and, most recently, Heaven & Hell -- has lost his battle with stomach cancer, passing away Sunday at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. Dio was 67 years old and…