Guitarist Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD, ex-DIO) recently revealed plans to perform with original Dio members, stating: “I met up with the original Dio band guys (drummer) Vinny Appice, (bassist) Jimmy Bain and (keyboardist) Claude Schnell. 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 gigs, too. We found a great singer who can really do justice to Ronnie’s parts.”
Those rehearsals are currently underway and Campbell has checked in with the following update:
“I played with the Dio guys again last night and we managed to get through about 12 songs, but oh, so loud! In my entire career I’ve never before managed to wind-up a Marshall head to 10 until last night – and I STILL couldn’t hear myself! Those guys have some pent-up frustration to let out. Gonna be big fun when we take this on the road, but I’m gonna need more horsepower.”
Stay tuned for updates, and find Vivian Campbell on Facebook at this location.