LAST IN LINE To Record New Music In 2014

Wednesday, 1st January 2014

LAST IN LINE – the band featuring former DIO members guitarist Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD), bassist Jimmy Bain, drummer Vinny Appice, keyboardist Claude Schnell along with singer Andrew Freeman (HURRICANE, LYNCH MOB), will be recording new music in 2014, according to a post on the band’s Facebook page.

Campbell remarked: “Happy new year to all. We’re excited about playing more shows in 2014, but even more so, we’re looking forward to writing and recording some new music, too. What, you didn’t know that?”

Campbell and Ronnie James Dio worked together on the first three DIO albums 1983’s Holy Diver, 1984’s The Last in Line and 1985’s Sacred Heart — before Irishman Campbell left to join WHITESNAKE in 1987.

Speaking to Rush On Rock in January 2011, Campbell had this to say about the passing of the iconic singer: “I was numb to the whole thing. I hadn’t talked to Ronnie in 25 years, so it wasn’t as if we were close. My mother died nine or 10 days before him, so I was preoccupied with that. And my father died nine months before that. It was a really tough year on a personal level, and I had enough to think about.”

He added, “The news about Ronnie James Dio just bounced off me. It was a difficult relationship on a personal level anyway. I was really proud of the music we made together but it was tough being in a band together. But he died way too young.”