Dio reunite without Dio
2012-05-18 by Voivod STAFF | 95 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/

Twitter

Band Page: Dio

Comments:Add a Comment 
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

20394 Comments


bad news

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

Digging: Lantlos - Melting Sun

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012

5611 Comments


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

Digging: Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2012

18198 Comments


Yeah this seems kinda pointless.

Digging: Benoit Pioulard - Hymnal Remixes

johnnydeking29
May 18th 2012

8663 Comments


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

Digging: Naked City - Naked City

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2012

23641 Comments


at least they aren't going the hologram route

Digging: Trophy Scars - Holy Vacants

BlackLlama
May 18th 2012

1354 Comments


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

Digging: Morgana Lefay - Maleficium

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012

8221 Comments


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

Digging: Metsatoll - Karjajuht

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012

5611 Comments


they should rename the band

The reunion band is named Last In Line.

MO
May 18th 2012

17357 Comments


ugh this is stupid

Digging: Soundtrack - Turok 2: Seeds of Evil OST

Maniac!
May 18th 2012

26187 Comments


Fuck this bullshit

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2012

7762 Comments


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

Digging: The Menzingers - Rented World

Alucard125
May 18th 2012

532 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

15989 Comments


Terrible idea

Digging: Thergothon - Stream From The Heavens

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

15736 Comments


just rename the band, simple.

Digging: TIMO DA LEGEND - molsom love/my life

AsoTamaki
May 18th 2012

2525 Comments


Dude, first sentence of the article.

sixdegrees
May 18th 2012

15736 Comments


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

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012

5611 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

26187 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

8221 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

17357 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

5611 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

8721 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

5611 Comments


@ andcas

You are comparing uneven situations, I'm afraid.

FictionalFlames
May 18th 2012

1509 Comments


Terrrible news! Respect the mans legacy!

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2012

7762 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

26187 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

5611 Comments


What then is Adler's Appetite?


The exception that justifies the rule ;-)

Wolfhorde
May 18th 2012

11796 Comments


Basically what MO, Voivod and Brandon said.

North0House2
May 18th 2012

5596 Comments


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

Digging: Horseback - Piedmont Apocrypha

ViperAces
May 18th 2012

12357 Comments


Sounds pretty cool, I'd see that.

Wolfhorde
May 18th 2012

11796 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

1858 Comments


News posted without News

Nagrarok
May 18th 2012

7956 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

173 Comments


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

LepreCon
May 18th 2012

3544 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

26834 Comments


Hologram.

bloc
May 18th 2012

34498 Comments


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

Digging: He Is Legend - I Am Hollywood

Spec
May 18th 2012

26834 Comments


Still a dumb idea.

KILL
May 18th 2012

67082 Comments


sweet

rockandmetaljunkie
May 18th 2012

3302 Comments


fucking shame

aresx
May 18th 2012

293 Comments


lol just cause

KILL
May 18th 2012

67082 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

11796 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

1918 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.

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

1241 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

11796 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

4809 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.

Digging: Paramnesia - Paramnesia

Wolfhorde
May 18th 2012

11796 Comments


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

/facepalm

Maniac!
May 18th 2012

26187 Comments


lol wolf doing my work here for me

wakeupdead
May 18th 2012

2196 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

41453 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

26834 Comments


At least they're not calling it Dio.

Recspecs
May 18th 2012

9810 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

7817 Comments


Doesn't make sense to me.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2012

4337 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

7817 Comments


Agreed.

DeathsThread
May 18th 2012

210 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

17481 Comments


this is dumb as fuck

Digging: Acme - To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist

Fluttertrank
May 18th 2012

16958 Comments


what the fuck is the point of this!!?!?!?!

Digging: Xanthochroid - Blessed He With Boils

LepreCon
May 18th 2012

3544 Comments


Really not a big deal at all

EyeForAnEye
May 18th 2012

1677 Comments


this is funny

Midjicka
May 18th 2012

202 Comments


does not make a lick of sense

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 18th 2012

1537 Comments


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

Destructerator
May 18th 2012

845 Comments


removed

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 18th 2012

1537 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

33363 Comments


Yeah this is stupid as hell.

drasticaction74
May 18th 2012

1675 Comments


is there a fucking problem here?

Digging: Audible Silence - Three's Crowd

Storm In A Teacup
May 18th 2012

12688 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

41453 Comments


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



CrazyFool84
May 19th 2012

1078 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

4637 Comments


Let the grave robbing commence

Digging: Durazis - Prayer Rehearsal

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 19th 2012

20200 Comments


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

this is just stupid

Digging: YG - My Krazy Life

NotSoFast
May 19th 2012

388 Comments


at least they aren't going the hologram route x1000

WhiteNoise
May 20th 2012

2875 Comments


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

Digging: Eagulls - Eagulls

Cheesesandwich2
May 20th 2012

85 Comments


Fuck i hate Lynch Mob

JAXETA
May 27th 2012

741 Comments


dio-cept... fuck it



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





MOST VIEWED
BREAKING: Chad Kroeger Sucks Dick
Deftones Surprise
Mastodon Release New Song
Dillinger Escape Plan drop surpri..
Rise Against teases new album
Lana Del Rey Drops West Coast
New Whitechapel Song
Remaining As I Lay Dying members ..
The Amity Affliction release new ..
Converge AWLWLB Video

OTHER RECENT NEWS
Perturbator streams new song
Edguy stream new LP
Red Preview New Track
Dean Blunt's Free Jazz
New Heep Album Coming Up
Katatonia Part With Drummer
Serdce stream new songs
Black Tongue post music video
Mats/Morgan stream new song
Carnal Forge post new material
Stream Of Passion post new video
Paramnesia Stream Album
Molecular Corporation LP out
David J Covers Britney Spears
Extreme O.D. stream new EP

» see all news

RELATED REVIEWS
Dio
Live In London: Hammersmith Apollo 1993
Dio
This Is Your Life
Dio
Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly 1986
Dio
The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2
Dio
At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987
FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2013 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy