There were rumors that suggested former Whitesnake guitarist, Adrian Vandenberg, had a role in Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell’s firing from Whitesnake, but Vandenberg clarified this misunderstanding, during an interview with Real Music With Gary Stuckey:
“Well, no. I don’t know where that myth came from, because I always knew that Whitesnake was a two-guitar band. I think that comes from Vivian.
”Vivian was not a very happy camper and in Whitesnake. So that had a lot to do with the fact that David stopped working with Vivian. […]
“But the main reason was that Vivian’s wife was a pain in the a** to everybody, to the sound guy, to the light guy, to the management, to everything; it was getting really complicated. And Vivian didn’t like it, apparently, that David couldn’t find…
”The songs that Vivian suggested, David didn’t think they were suitable for Whitesnake. So in the end, it didn’t work out.”