New interview with Vivian Campbell

Check out this great interview w/ Vivian on Eddie Trunk‘s Podcast. In this 30 minute conversation, Viv discusses DIO and LAST IN LINE, DEF LEPPARD, and his health amongst other items… Download free now on iTunes and enjoy!

Video: Jimmy Bain in the studio

LAST IN LINE are currently in the studio with producer Jeff Pilson finishing up songs for their upcoming Frontiers Records debut release. Watch now the one and only Jimmy Bain laying down some bass!

Listen to the new track “DEVIL IN ME”

July marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the DIO album LAST IN LINE! To celebrate, Vivian, Vinnie, Claude, Jimmy and Andrew want to give you a taste of new music that they have been working on. “Like” the… read more

Last In Vegas

Last In Line in Vegas! On October 8, the band will play at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Get your tickets at!

New show added

Last In Line keeps on going! On october 12, the band will do a show at the Mainstage in Ramona, CA. For more info, go to

Last In Line Rocks the Slidebar

Last In Line kicked ass at their debut warm-up show on Saturday at the Slidebar in Fullerton – the first time the four original musicians of Ronnie James Dio’s band (along with singer Andrew Freeman) performed together on stage in… read more

Vivian shows the rehearsal space

Here’s a short video of Vivian showing Last In Line’s rehearsal space at Mates Studios in Los Angeles.

Band rehearsal photo

Check out this band rehearsal photo (taken by Andrew for his Twitter account at Note Viv playing his legendary 72987537!

First Day of Rehearsals

Vivian: “First day of Last In Line rehearsals was great, but oh sooooo loud. Fortunately the good people at ENGL provided me with sufficient horsepower to counter Vinny’s drums. The ENGL rig sounds brilliant – especially with the original black… read more

Rock Guitar Daily interviews Vivian

Rock Guitar Daily posted an interview with Vivian, in which he is very candid about his strained relationship with the late Ronnie James Dio, and “defending” the reasons for playing shows with Last In Line. Check out the interview here.

Talking Metal interviews Vivian

Talking Metal has interviewed Vivian about Last In Line, Def Leppard and his health in their latest podcast. To listen to the show, click here.

Last In Line’s debut show

Last In Line’s first show ever has been locked in! Serving as a warm-up to the UK tour, the band will play an intimate gig on August 3rd at The Slidebar in Fullerton, California. For ticket info, visit!

Japan show announced

Last In Line has just been confirmed to appear on the second day of the Loud Park 13 festival, taking place at the Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan on October 19 and 20. Tickets will go on sale August 31.… read more

Get your Bloodstock tickets!

Only 4 more weeks until Last In Line will appear at this year’s Bloodstock Festival in the UK – make sure you order your tickets before it sells out!

Vivian’s health update

I feel fortunate that my cancer sent me an alarm call in the form of ‘the cough that wouldn’t quit’. Otherwise, how would I have known? After several months of trying every inhaler known to man, my doctor finally had… read more

Update from Viv

Had a great time playing with the Last In Line guys again on Thursday night, but my fingers are killing me – I haven’t played much since the Leppard Vegas stint in April! I brought my Mojave 50W, which as… read more

Shows confusion

Please note that we have only FOUR shows confirmed at the moment, which are all in the UK (listed on the SHOWS page). Any other shows that have been reported elsewhere (including an appearance at Wacken Open Air) were preliminary… read more


Welcome to our Last In Line page. As you can see, we’ve finally booked our first 4 shows. We’re extremely excited that this is finally becoming a reality and we can’t wait to get out there and play these songs… read more

Glide Magazine interviews Viv

Leslie Michele Derrough of recently conducted an interview with Vivian. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Tell us about LAST IN LINE. That sounds really exciting. Vivian: Yeah, that is. That’s been a great thrill for… read more

Backstageaxxess interviews Viv

Speaking to David “Gus” Griesinger of at last month’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, Vivian Campbell stated about reuniting with the original DIO band: “I’m excited about that. We’re… read more

Artisan News interviews Vinny

Speaking to Artisan News on the “red carpet” of the Los Angeles premiere of “SOUND CITY” (the new feature-length documentary directed and produced by FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl), Vinny Appice stated about how the idea for LAST IN LINE… read more

Andrew sings ‘STAND UP AND SHOUT’

Professionally filmed video footage of Freeman singing the DIO classic “STAND UP AND SHOUT” as part of the NAMM Metal Jam 2013 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California can be seen below.

Rehearsal set list

LAST IN LINE resumed rehearsing in December and is scheduled to have another rehearsal session tonight. Vivian says: “It sounds amazing; the original band’s energy is incredible and Andy Freeman kills it on vocals. This is gonna be so good!”… read more

Viv joins Steel Panther again

Check out this footage of Vivian joining Steel Panther in London, to play “RAINBOW IN THE DARK”! interviews Viv

Peter Hodgson of recently conducted an interview with Vivian Campbell. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. What’s it like for you to revisit the DIO material? The crowd seemed to go insane when you played… read more

Steel Panther and Viv play ‘Holy Diver’

Check out this footage of Vivian joining Steel Panther at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, to play “HOLY DIVER”!

Andrew joins Viv on stage

Check out this footage of Andrew joining Viv on stage with his band Sir Sodoff & The Trainwrecks in Studio City, California for their rendition of Free’s “ALL RIGHT NOW”. interviews Claude

Jason Saulnier of the interviewed Claude Schnell for their web site. Read excerpts of the interview below. On how the reunion of the former DIO bandmates came about: “We got together for a coincidental play a few weeks ago,” he said. “And what… read more

GS Brainfart interviews Vinny

Don de Leaumont of The Great Southern Brainfart recently conducted an interview with Vinny Appice. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. The Great Southern Brainfart: You worked with three different guitarists in DIO (Vivian Campbell, Craig Goldy, and Tracy G).… read more

Ex-DIO members reunite

Vivian Campbell has revealed via Facebook that he is planning to join forces with three other original DIO members to play “some gigs” that will see the musicians performing material from the early DIO records that Campbell appeared on. “I met up with the original DIO band guys… read more