It has been reported that Vivian Campbell has been working with members of the original Dio band.
Campbell – a member of Def Leppard for the past two decades – shot to prominence with the original Dio band, lending some amazing guitar chops to the Dio debut, 1983’s ‘Holy Diver’. He stayed with the band for the next two studio records, 1984’s ‘The Last In Line’ and the following year’s ‘Sacred Heart’, before moving on to other projects.
Recent reports suggest that Campbell has been rehearsing for a potential tour with other former bandmates Vinny Appice (drums), Jimmy Bain (bass) and Claude Schnell (keys). Should this come to fruition, it is not known at this time who will will take on the near impossible task of taking on Ronnie James Dio’s role as vocalist.
In March 2012, the first three Dio band albums were released as 2CD deluxe editions, bolstered by demos and other rarities. ‘Sacred Heart’ contains all tracks from the hard to find ‘Intermission’ EP.
Read REAL GONE’s piece on ‘Holy Diver’ here.