Tag Archives: Vivian Campbell

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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Def Leppard guitarist to tour despite cancer reocurrence

Posted by on June 23, 2015

A few days ago, Def Leppard’s guitarist Vivian Campbell announced via Facebook that his cancer had returned and expressed his grief for possibly missing the band’s upcoming 48-date tour with Styx and Tesla due to his treatment schedule, but sugar has poured on him as his doctor was able to find an alternative way to treat him without interfering with […]

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Cancer reoccurrence forces Vivian Campbell to sit out Def Leppard dates

Posted by on June 22, 2015

Just a few days before Def Leppard were to embark on a 48-date tour with Styx and Tesla, guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that cancer has returned and he’ll be forced to stay home. Said Campbell via Facebook: “I’m saddened by the fact that my cancer has returned. However, I’m beyond consolation that it’s return will prevent me […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Dream Evil’ by Dio turns 27 years old

Posted by on July 21, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbXWr9C5rcU[/youtube] Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 27 years ago today, new guitarist Craig Goldy joined Dio to create Dream Evil. This is Dio’s fourth album, and the first after his original guitarist Vivian Campbell left. Craig Goldy came in […]

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Today in Metal: ‘The Last in Line’ by Dio turns 30 years old

Posted by on July 2, 2014

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJXs09B-040[/youtube] Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 30 years ago today, Dio released the followup to his legendary Holy Diver, and called it The Last in Line. Just yesterday we spoke about the greatest albums of 1984, and of course, this is […]

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You’ll eat up the new Steel Panther album

Posted by on March 27, 2014

When it was announced that Steel Panther was releasing their third album, All You Can Eat, on April 1st, it seemed appropriate. The band’s ridiculous over the top brand of ’80s metal is a joke, at least kind of. However, the Los Angeles quartet are dead serious when it comes to musicianship, so the chops and […]

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Don’t worry, Def Leppard isn’t going to sue One Direction

Posted by on December 24, 2013

[youtube]http://youtu.be/lU82yOe2AN0[/youtube] Last week, the internet got up in arms about One Direction allegedly ripping off Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” for the title track of their new album. The two definitely do sound enough alike, as demonstrated by the above video, but that doesn’t mean that Leppard are about to sue. In fact, […]

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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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