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Tag Archives: Jimmy Bain

Jimmy Bain’s cause of death revealed

Posted by on February 1, 2016

Last weekend, the metal community suffered another loss when former Dio and Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain died while on the Def Leppard ‘Hysteria on the High Seas’ cruise with his current band, Last In Line. He was 68. And while he’s had struggles with drugs and alcohol in the past, the official cause of death […]

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Vinny Appice not happy about internet leak of Jimmy Bain’s death

Posted by on January 26, 2016

As some of you know, former Dio and Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain passed away over the weekend. The news started to spread after Bain’s former Dio bandmate Simon Wright posted about it on his Facebook and it seems like Vinny Appice was not too happy about it. Bain passed away  aboard of the MSC Divina, […]

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Last in Line release “Blame it on me” and “Starmaker” in memory of Jimmy Bain

Posted by on January 25, 2016

These past few weeks have been rough with the passing of many artists, including former Dio and Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain who passed away over the weekend. While many know Bain for his role during his time with the previously mentioned bands, he was also part of Last in Line, a band comprised by former members […]

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Jimmy Bain, former Dio, Rainbow bassist dead at 68

Posted by on January 24, 2016

According to some industry reports, including his former bandmate Simon Wright, Jimmy Bain, former bassist of Dio and Rainbow, has died at the age of 68. No cause of death has been listed, but a posting on Wright’s Facebook page appear tp confirm it. Bain had been playing in The Last In Line, a band featuring […]

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Video of full Metal Allegiance concert in Anaheim online

Posted by on January 27, 2015

We’ve been telling you about the all-star Metal Allegiance show since its inception on Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise last fall. The big night was last Wednesday, January 21 in Anaheim, CA at the House of Blues. If you weren’t there, now you can watch the entire show yourself on YouTube! The lineup of participating musicians and […]

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New Dio tribute album “This Is Your Life” features Metallica, Rob Halford, Anthrax, and more

Posted by on February 6, 2014

We’ve seen a few different tributes to Ronnie James Dio ever since he died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010, but this is a doozy. A new all-star tribute album titled This Is Your Life is coming via Rhino set to release on April 1, 2014 (and if you think it’s April Fools, the mob rules). […]

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Last in Line Makes Live Debut

Posted by on August 5, 2013

Last in Line, the band featuring Vivian Campbell alongside founding Dio members, Vinny Appice, Claude Schnell, and Jimmy Bain with new singer Andrew Freeman (Lynch Mob), played their first show ever on Saturday night at the Slidebar in Fullerton, California as a warm-up for their upcoming tour of the U.K. Last in Line brainchild Vivian […]

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Vivian Campbell Reveals He’s Recovering From Cancer

Posted by on June 10, 2013

Vivian Campbell has a busy couple of months ahead of him with Def Leppard and Last In Line,playing festivals and headlining certain gigs across Europe and North America from June until August. However, in a shocking turn of events, the guitarist has revealed that he is currently in recovery for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Campbell tells how […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Bands and Songs Featuring Keyboardists

Posted by on May 21, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. With yesterday’s passing of The Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, it got us thinking about the most maligned instrument in metal: the keyboard. While synths and keyboards aren’t the core part of a stereotypical “metal” band, there are definitely a decent […]

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Now Vinny Appice Is Playing With TWO Dio Tribute Groups

Posted by on May 14, 2013

Since Ronnie James Dio’s death, numerous all-star Dio tribute groups have come to fruition. The two most notable, though, are Dio Disciples (featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens and Dio’s last lineup) and the more recently formed Last In Line (lead by guitarist Vivian Campbell and his former Dio bandmates). Now those two tributes have something in […]

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