Ronnie James Dio and Vivian Campbell project DIO is one of the best heavy metal groups of all time.
In a new interview with Belfast Telegraph, Vivian Campbell talked about the band.
“I got fired from [DIO] and that’s another reason I do the LAST IN LINE thing.
He revealed why he never considered playing in DIO as part of his legacy, saying:
“Because the whole way the DIO thing ended left a really bad taste in my mouth, for so many decades, I did not consider that a credible part of my legacy and it was only after Ronnie died and a lot of life experience and a lot of miles under my wheels that I could look at it in a different way and realize, that’s my legacy every bit as it is Ronnie’s. Which is part of why it is such a joyous experience now to be able to go back and play this music and experience it with a completely different point of view.
“But I’m trying to be as busy as possible as you get one go-around at this and I kind of feel that because I’ve been in and out of so many bands over the years, I’ve never had the chance to fully make my imprint and I’m trying to do that as much as possible.”