Dio Members Tried To Recruit Eddie Van Halen
Drummer Appice and bassist Bain are back together in Last In Line, which also features Dio co-founders Viv Campbell and Claude Schnell, plus Andy Freeman in place of the late, great frontman.
Asked if there's anyone he'd still like to work with, Appice tells My Global Mind: "There are lots of cool people. It would be fun to play with Eddie Van Halen – we both know Eddie. We almost played with him one time, a long time ago.
"Jimmy and I were putting something together. I called him and he called me back, and I didn't know it was him. 'Vinny, it's Eddie.' I went, 'Eddie?' Then I caught on.
"I said, 'You're probably busy, but we were thinking about you. We thought we'd start at the top for guitar players.' He said, 'Aw, man, that's really cool, and I appreciate it, dude. But I'm joined with my brother.'" more on this story
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