As informed earlier, there was a possibility that Adrian Smith could have joined DEF LEPPARD.
This is now confirmed by the drummer Rick Allen himself, who praised Adrian for his skills.
However, it was Smith who impressed the drummer, with Rick praising Adrian for his ability to adapt.
“I loved the idea.”
“It’s interesting — you put somebody in a slightly different situation and new things are revealed about them, and it was cool. It was a compliment that he was so into it.”
Concluding, however, Allen added:
“But I think, ultimately, Vivian was the absolutely perfect choice.”
He also revealed other players:
“There was a kid called Huwey Lucas that was a contender; there was John Sykes; there were all these people kind of lined up.”