Saturday, May 05, 2012

Former Dio Members Planning to Do Shows

Former Dio member Vivian Campbell announced on his Facebook page that a few band reunion gigs may be in the future.

Dio (1983)
I met up with the original Dio band guys, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell again last night. Now that I've brushed-up on how to play those solos again, we're planning to jam some more and plan to do some gig's, too. We found a great singer who can really do justice to Ronnie's parts.
Ronnie James Dio and drummer Appice left Black Sabbath in 1982 but wanted to continue working together in a band, so they formed Dio with Bain on bass and Campbell on guitar. On their debut album, Holy Diver, Dio and Bain played keyboards but, after its release, recruited Schnell to play for their tour. Campbell left the group in 1986, Bain in 1989 (rejoining from 1999 to 2004), Schnell in 1989 and Appice in 1999.

Word is that any shows will concentrate on Diver and the group's second album, The Last in Line (1984).

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