(Rock News Desk) Def Leppard's Vivian Campell is the latest big name in rock to say the album format is on its last legs – and he's not sure whether his band's next studio project will result in a full-length release.
The band have just put out their first live album, Mirrorball, and are set to play the UK's Download Festival before continuing across the world. Next year they'll get down to recording new music; but Campbell doesn't know what the result will be.
"I'm not sure if it will be a full-length album. I don't see the point, since the goalposts have shifted," He tells Artist Direct. People aren't interested in full lengths. It used to be ten to twelve songs that the record company wanted and you'd go into the studio and do it. But there's so much going on and there are so many things vying for people's attention that epode don't have time to listen to a full album. Very few will do that. I'd rather put out less music with more quality – we want to give people quality." What about the new songs on Mirrorball?