Will Dr. Brian May of Queen Induct Def Leppard into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
With just one month before Def Leppard will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, one big question remains: who will induct the band?
Def Lep’s Vivian Campbell may have spilled the beans in a recent radio interview that Dr. Brian May of Queen will do the honors., according to Blabbermouth.
“I’ve heard a rumor. I don’t know if it’s for public consumption yet. But it would be pretty easy to figure it out. It’s a gentleman who’s been a big fan of the band and a friend of the band for many, many decades,” he spilled, hinting, “He’s really smart.”
Cambell added that the band’s forthcoming induction and winning the fan vote “means as much, if not more, to us.”
Earlier in December, Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen lit the match on speculation calling May the “obvious” choice to shepherd the group into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame immortality.
“We just played [Las] Vegas just a few months ago, and QUEEN were playing just around the corner, and I bumped into Brian at the gym, actually,” he recalled. “And he said, ‘You’re playing tonight?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ He said, ‘Me too.’ He goes, ‘What time do you finish?’ And I said, ‘We finish about 11.’ He said, ‘We finish at 8. I’ll be over later. I’ll finish and I’ll come straight over.’ He turned up. He’d done a show with QUEEN, and he came over. And it was just, like, amazing. Brian is one of my biggest influences. I love him. I just can’t get over how amazing he is. And we all do — we’re huge QUEEN fans and Brian fans. And so, that would be lovely, if he’d be up for it. But, you know, we’ll see.”
The 34th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be held March 29 at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center