Vivian Campbell Reclaiming Dio Heritage With Last In Line
And Campbell – who was fired by Dio in 1986 – asserts the move to reclaim material he co-created is long overdue. He tells Classic Rock: "I've got a different way of looking at it now than I've had for almost 30 years.
"I was fired, then I was portrayed as the one who'd turned my back on the band. It wasn't true: I never wanted to leave Dio," he said. "I will admit that, at the time, I was experiencing growth and I wanted to try different kinds of music.
"That obviously rubbed Ronnie the wrong way. Perhaps that's what he construed as me not wanting to be in the band – but I certainly did not want to leave."
As a result of the experience, Campbell turned his back on the music he'd written with Dio, and he's still upset about the way he and his bandmates were treated. more on this story
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