guitarist Vivian Campbell
has revealed that he will not be attending the second songwriting session for the band's new album, because of ongoing health issues.
As Campbell tells 98. 7 the Gater
), he's hoping to be fit and healthy for the band's summer tour with KISS
:"We're doing this record in installments. Our next installment is in May in Dublin, Unfortunately, I won't be going there for May, 'cause I've got some medical issues I've gotta take care of before
[our summer] tour
[with KISS]. But then our third and final installment will be in November, to finish up the record, and we're hoping for a release for early spring 2015."
Campbell went on to explain that the health issues are related to a resurgence of the Hodgkins Lymphoma, from which he was announced to be in remission in November 2013:"I'm doing good. It seems to be, kind of, coming back again. But I'm not concerned about it. I mean, it's just a process. I mean, it always was a little bit touch-and-go. But, you know, it's just a process to get through. I mean, like I said, it's absolutely nothing I'm concerned about, but it's something I need to start the process, I need to get a handle on, so that I am free and clear to tour this summer. So, all good. You know what I mean?!"