Dio reunite without Dio
2012-05-18 by Voivod STAFF | 94 Comments
The lineup Ronny James Dio (R.I.P.) assembled during the '80s in order to form his personal band, decided to reunite for a series of live concerts under the name Last In Line and recruit a new singer to fill the huge shoes Dio left behind.

New singer is Andy Freeman (ex Lynch Mob). Keyboard player Claude Schnell commented on Freeman's vocals and said that the new singer did a great job in covering Dio's vocal lines. Furthermore, he said that the band is not intimidated by comments posted over the net, stating that after this reunion Freeman has serious chances in becoming one of the most hated singers in metal.



Source:
http://www.rocking.gr/news/Last_In_Line_Oi_Dio_xwris_ton_Dio/12882/
Tagged: Dio

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The7thVermicide
May 18th 2012
925 Comments


WTF ??????????????????????

Dominatus
May 18th 2012
17 Comments


HOLY DIVER! YOU'Ve BeEn gone to long in the midniGHt SEA!

Tyrael
May 18th 2012
20900 Comments


bad news

Dio is one of my favourite singers ever and I'm not liking this one bit

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012
6205 Comments


I don't know, but this seems like a total waste of time, money, effort, (you name it)

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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2012
21014 Comments


Yeah this seems kinda pointless.

johnnydeking29
May 18th 2012
9233 Comments


If they want to rock out, they can rock out, I'm cool with that

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2012
23909 Comments


at least they aren't going the hologram route

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BlackLlama
May 18th 2012
1690 Comments


Totally in bad taste, they should rename the band something in tribute. Like Die-O, that's classy right there.

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Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012
8371 Comments


Stupid idea, I don't like this at all. There is no Dio without Ronnie James.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012
6205 Comments


they should rename the band

The reunion band is named Last In Line.

MO
May 18th 2012
18865 Comments


ugh this is stupid

Maniac!
May 18th 2012
26250 Comments


Fuck this bullshit

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2012
8010 Comments


Yeah, its so dumb that those guys wanted to play together again

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Alucard125
May 18th 2012
535 Comments


The Dio Disciples are playing Bloodstock this year, with vocals done by Tim Ripper Owens. Sounds much better than this.

eleventhsun
May 18th 2012
1475 Comments


Somewhere Blayze Bailey and Ripper Owens just cracked a big smile.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012
16437 Comments


Terrible idea

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AsoTamaki
May 18th 2012
2525 Comments


Who is even in this lineup? Vivian Campbell, Jimmy Bain and...? I really doubt Vinny Appice is wasting time with this.

I don't see what the problem is though. Dio didn't write this stuff by himself.

sixdegrees
May 18th 2012
17195 Comments


just rename the band, simple.

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AsoTamaki
May 18th 2012
2525 Comments


Dude, first sentence of the article.

sixdegrees
May 18th 2012
17195 Comments


oh, then what's the complaining about? These guys can play music if they want.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012
6205 Comments


They are fully entitled to play Dio's material, but if Dio isn't actually there, what's the point in doing it?

Nothing more, nothing less.

Maniac!
May 18th 2012
26250 Comments


Yea, pretty much what Voivod said.

I've nothing against them wanting to play again, especially since they're not using the Dio name.


But I'm pretty secure in saying that almost none of the fans want this. Dio was the reason his songs worked in the first place.

ThroneOfAgony
May 18th 2012
3485 Comments


cool

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012
8371 Comments


so because dio died they should never play music again? cool logic.
If they feel they want to play together again they could just, you know, write new material. Doubt that thought crossed your mind, though.

And yeah, what Maniac said about RJD.

RodTFD
May 18th 2012
102 Comments


Who would actually go to this?

ZombieDr
May 18th 2012
5 Comments


People act like they've never heard of a tribute band before.

MO
May 18th 2012
18865 Comments


It's different since Dio's voice is unmatched and made the songs stand out. Take a reunion like Death. His vox weren't anything extraordinary but his guitar was and that can be emulated alot easier than Dio's voice

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012
6205 Comments


A tribute band consists of musicians who weren't part of the band they are paying tribute to.

Hence, Last In Line are something else.



@ MetallicOpeth

but his guitar was and that can be emulated alot easier than Dio's voice

True.

Voivod's current guitarist Dan Mongrain does an excellent job in emulating the work of Piggy (R.I.P.)

KjSwantko
May 18th 2012
9443 Comments


That guy is a good vocalist but he's nowhere near Dio. Either way long live Dio and this is cool of the bros to do this!

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012
6205 Comments


@ andcas

You are comparing uneven situations, I'm afraid.

FictionalFlames
May 18th 2012
1516 Comments


Terrrible news! Respect the mans legacy!

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2012
8010 Comments


I mean yeah its going to suck but there should be no "respect his legacy" horseshit. If they were using the name Dio it would be a different story


Maniac!
May 18th 2012
26250 Comments


"did people get this upset when dio replaced ozzy in black sabbath?"

@ andcas

You are comparing uneven situations, I'm afraid. [2]


but the answer is yes

ZombieDr
May 18th 2012
5 Comments


A tribute band consists of musicians who weren't part of the band they are paying tribute to.

Hence, Last In Line are something else.

What then is Adler's Appetite?

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012
6205 Comments


What then is Adler's Appetite?


The exception that justifies the rule ;-)

Wolfhorde
May 18th 2012
13648 Comments


Basically what MO, Voivod and Brandon said.

North0House2
May 18th 2012
5876 Comments


In about a year they'll reunite as "Dio Minus Dio."

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ViperAces
May 18th 2012
12466 Comments


Sounds pretty cool, I'd see that.

Wolfhorde
May 18th 2012
13648 Comments


Or they'll get Dio on stage via hologram like they did with 2Pac and be stoned to death by Dio's fans.

pedro70512
May 18th 2012
3137 Comments


News posted without News

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Nagrarok
May 18th 2012
8259 Comments


Makes about as much sense as not paying Bill Ward for a Sabbath reunion.

Mickeymau5
May 18th 2012
1614 Comments


Dio with rome

dylanjones42
May 18th 2012
181 Comments


Dio without Dio!? Blasphemous! And was it just me or was that first paragraph worded very awkwardly?

LepreCon
May 18th 2012
4143 Comments


Not a bad idea at all imo
Band is renamed, just for a series of live shows, obviously simply a tribute. Deal with it, Sputnik.

zinc
May 18th 2012
1 Comments


you are all so dumb

this is a separate band with all the members besides Dio, nowhere does it say they are doing old material or becoming a cover band

they want to play music again? let them. this has nothing to do with dio other than he used to play with them

AsoTamaki
May 18th 2012
2525 Comments


Dude, learn to read. Please. Or don't comment.

Spec
May 18th 2012
27189 Comments


Hologram.

bloc
May 18th 2012
34925 Comments


Guys, they're NOT going to be intimidated by comments posted over the net!

Spec
May 18th 2012
27189 Comments


Still a dumb idea.

KILL
May 18th 2012
71955 Comments


sweet

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rockandmetaljunkie
May 18th 2012
3439 Comments


fucking shame

aresx
May 18th 2012
307 Comments


lol just cause

KILL
May 18th 2012
71955 Comments


dude they are playing in dios spirit and soul and billz

HitlerIsGod
May 18th 2012
746 Comments


as long as they dont write new material without him its fine

AsoTamaki
May 18th 2012
2525 Comments


as long as they dont write new material without him its fine
LOL. You just won (lost) the thread.

Wolfhorde
May 18th 2012
13648 Comments


Well, at least they realized that they might (or with a 100% chance) will make some lovely "friends". *cough*

HitlerIsGod
May 18th 2012
746 Comments


"LOL. You just won (lost) the thread."

nope, im right.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012
2005 Comments


Should've gone with Howard Jones on the vocals.

OH DON'T YOU SEE WHAT I MEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!?

I really don't think Dio would care that much (in fact, I think he'd be happy that his music is still being played), so I'm not going to mind this too much.

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DoABarrelRoll
May 18th 2012
342 Comments


They're not intimidated by comments over the net?
What cold-hearted men are these bastards!?

Mabbitt
May 18th 2012
1369 Comments


Are any of you guys capable of reading? The members of the Dio band are reuniting UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME. Why is everyone complaining?

Wolfhorde
May 18th 2012
13648 Comments


"Are any of you guys capable of reading?" Yes, but apparently you're not since you don't get this isn't about the name.

"The members of the Dio band are reuniting UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME. Why is everyone complaining?"
Because they're reuniting for live presence to play old Dio songs. Without Dio. You know, the guy with the voice. The voice that made them famous? Idiot.


zaruyache
May 18th 2012
6880 Comments


Because they're going to be playing Dio's songs wah wah wah.

They're paying tribute to their deceased friend by playing music together once again. Quit complaining.

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Wolfhorde
May 18th 2012
13648 Comments


Great that criticism = complaint. And complaining about complaints is like, in no way ironic. Not at all. No.

/facepalm

Maniac!
May 18th 2012
26250 Comments


lol wolf doing my work here for me

wakeupdead
May 18th 2012
2208 Comments


BLASPHEMY!

DeadBeat
May 18th 2012
529 Comments


so many dumb people

lancebramsay
May 18th 2012
1585 Comments


I won't see this concert. Not a complaint, just a fact.

Ire
May 18th 2012
41795 Comments


I don't see why everyone's so pissed about this. It's a tribute band.

It's a lame idea, but I don't understand how this ruins Dio's legacy.

Spec
May 18th 2012
27189 Comments


At least they're not calling it Dio.

Recspecs
May 18th 2012
9829 Comments


At least they're not calling it Dio. [2]

TrstN01
May 18th 2012
800 Comments


If they want to rock out, they can rock out, I'm cool with that [2]

at least they aren't going the hologram route [2]

TheNotrap
May 18th 2012
8108 Comments


Doesn't make sense to me.

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SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012
4443 Comments


@TheNotrap
That's exactly what I was about to type. Nothing against the new singer, and the show may even be great but Ronnie James Dio WAS the band. if he's not there than all youre seeing is a cover band.



TheNotrap
May 18th 2012
8108 Comments


Agreed.

DeathsThread
May 18th 2012
214 Comments


i feel like it would be appropriate to go on tribute tour of sorts with guest vocalists that really appreciate ronnie

Scoot
May 18th 2012
17817 Comments


this is dumb as fuck

LepreCon
May 18th 2012
4143 Comments


Really not a big deal at all

EyeForAnEye
May 18th 2012
1696 Comments


this is funny

Midjicka
May 18th 2012
232 Comments


does not make a lick of sense

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 18th 2012
1816 Comments


They still playing Bloodstock as Dio Disciples or are they changing the name now?

Destructerator
May 18th 2012
853 Comments


removed

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 18th 2012
1816 Comments


You realise Dio Disciples have been playing for at least a year now, playing Download Festival 2011 and are set to play at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 underneath Behemoth.

Hawks
May 18th 2012
35838 Comments


Yeah this is stupid as hell.

drasticaction74
May 18th 2012
1740 Comments


is there a fucking problem here?

Storm In A Teacup
May 18th 2012
13155 Comments


Not a big deal. Good for them paying tribute to Dio and celebrating their music.

mercilessshred
May 18th 2012
34 Comments


The reason that this is fucked up is because Vivian Campbell hadn't spoken to Dio since the 1980s when he got fired
from the band. He just decided to hold a grudge and now all of a sudden he wants to play Dio songs again. I smell
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Ire
May 19th 2012
41795 Comments


oh well that part is def fucked up since dio held that grudge to his death



CrazyFool84
May 19th 2012
1080 Comments


It's a shitty deal but when I started reading this I thought the same thing, this dudes gonna end up being totally hated just for getting a decent gig. Guess that's the usual territory for anyone trying to replace a deceased singer, nevermind one with Dio's image.

MoosechriS
May 19th 2012
5025 Comments


Let the grave robbing commence

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 19th 2012
22011 Comments


as long as they dont write new material without him its fine

this is just stupid

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NotSoFast
May 19th 2012
388 Comments


at least they aren't going the hologram route x1000

WhiteNoise
May 20th 2012
3215 Comments


So a bunch of musicians want to play some gigs and show their respect to Dio, no harm here.

Cheesesandwich2
May 20th 2012
85 Comments


Fuck i hate Lynch Mob

JAXETA
May 27th 2012
782 Comments


dio-cept... fuck it



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