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Tag Archives: Vivian Campbell

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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Keyboardist Claude Schnell Reveals More About Original Dio Lineup Reunion, Including Tentative Name

Posted by on May 17, 2012

Last month, guitarist Vivian Campbell revealed that he had been jamming with his former Dio bandmates. Inspired by his performance with Steel Panther, the current Def Leppard guitarist confirmed that he intended to tour and perform Dio’s music with drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Jimmy Bain and keyboardist Claude Schnell, with singer Andrew Freeman filling in […]

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In Honor Of Ronnie James Dio

Posted by on May 16, 2012

We already shared with you 3 Inches Of Blood’s lyric video tribute to Ronnie James Dio. However, we still felt as though we needed to do more to honor the metal legend on the second anniversary of his death. That’s when we remembered A Special From The Spectrum. Originally released on VHS in 1984 and […]

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Vivian Campbell Planning To Perform With Original Dio Members

Posted by on May 4, 2012

Make that three Ronnie James Dio tribute acts featuring former members. Guitarist Vivian Campbell (now of a little band called Def Leppard) has revealed that he is planning to perform shows with his former Dio bandmates, drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Jimmy Bain and keyboardist Claude Schnell. Campbell revealed the news in a Facebook posting made […]

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Video: Vivian Campbell Performs Dio/ Def Leppard Classics With Steel Panther

Posted by on January 24, 2012

It’s not unusual to see musicians joining Steel Panther onstage for a cover or two. Hell, you’d even be surprised at who you’d find backstage with the hair metal-inspired band. So why is it a big deal that Steel Panther were joined onstage by Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell this past Saturday (January 21) in […]

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Wendy Dio To Re-release Hear N’ Aid Charity Single “Stars”

Posted by on November 1, 2011

In the 80’s, the mainstream had charity songs like “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and “We Are The World,” where the biggest names in pop sang together to raise awareness and money for famine relief in Africa. The metal community, though, had Hear N’ Aid’s “Stars.” Launched by Ronnie James Dio and then Dio members […]

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Thin Lizzy Recruits Guns N’ Roses Guitarist

Posted by on April 4, 2011

Thin Lizzy has recruited Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus as a temporary replacement for Vivian Campbell (who is returning to Def Leppard).

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