Tag Archives: Jimmy Bain

Former Dio/Rainbow Bassist Jimmy Bain Arrested For DUI And Possession Of Pills

Posted by on August 30, 2012

He may be best known for playing bass on “Holy Diver,” but now he has many saying “holy crap.” According to TMZ, former Dio and Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain was arrested Tuesday night (August 28) for DUI and illegally possessing prescription meds. Bain was reportedly in a minor car accident in Burbank, CA around 9:30 […]

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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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Drummer Vinny Appice On The Birth Of Kill Devil Hill, Black Sabbath’s Current Predicament, And Working With Dave Grohl

Posted by on May 9, 2012

Hearing the names Black Sabbath and Pantera attached to a  project is without a doubt a great way to get any metal fan’s attention. So the fact drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell) and bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down), along with singer Dewey Bragg (Pissing Razors) and guitarist Mark Zavon (Ratt, W.A.S.P., […]

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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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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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