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from Tim Henderson
of BW&BK Magazine
edited by HardRadio

8/30/19 Page 2

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Epiphone - the leader in affordable professional instruments, presents the new VIVIAN CAMPBELL "HOLY DIVER" LES PAUL - the debut signature model by Vivian Campbell, the iconic guitarist for Dio and Def Leppard. The "Holy Diver" is based on Vivian's prized Les Paul used on Dio's classic albums Holy Diver and The Last In Line and features a Mahogany body with a Maple cap, DiMarzio X2N open coil humbuckers, an EpiLiteTMcase, and a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity. The guitar is directly modeled on Campbell's first Les Paul purchased as a teenager in Belfast, Ireland. This original Les Paul went on to be Campbell's primary touring and recording guitar when he joined Dio in 1983. "First of all, I'm flattered that Epiphone would do this for me," says Vivian Campbell. "It's a quality guitar. Over the decades I've amassed a lot of guitars, but my original Les Paul is certainly the most valuable. It's been quite a journey that we've been on. I hope the Epiphone "Holy Diver" means as much to some young guitar player as my own heroes did to me back in the day."Available for a limited time only. For more information, visit epiphone.com.

Due to a family emergency, KING'S X will be cancelling their upcoming European Tour, including their appearance at the Veruno Prog Rock Festival in Italy. A message from the band states: "We are truly heartbroken that we will not be able to see all of our European fans, as we have been clamouring for these dates since we announced them. We would like the fans and all those concerned to know the band is OK, please respect the band's privacy and please give them some time. We are doing everything in our power to reschedule the tour for 2020."

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