Fans are getting their first look at Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell's new look. The guitarist was on hand as the band launched their summer tour with an appearance at HellFest in France.
Friday's show marked Campbell's first concert since undergoing treatment for cancer. When he announced that he was battling the disease, he'd mentioned that the chemotherapy had forced him to take on a "new aerodynamic hairstyle."
Campbell has been taking his chemo-induced hair loss with a sense of humor. In a recent interview on Eddie Trunk's Q104.3 radio show "Friday Night Rocks," the guitarist said since he was now looking more like the hairless Joe Satriani, he hoped it meant he's "going to play even more notes like Joe" as well.
Campbell added that things are "going remarkably well" with his treatment." He said the side effects of the chemo are "uncomfortable" but not "debilitating." Vivian also said the persistent cough that led to his cancer diagnosis is now gone, and he now has "a lot more energy as a result of that."