Ronnie James Dio's Widow Didn't Want Dio To Be A Band?

(Classic Rock) Vivian Campbell says that Wendy Dio didn't want her husband Ronnie James Dio to form his band in the early 80s. The former Dio and current Def Leppard guitarist says that Ronnie's wife and then-manager thought each member of the group was replaceable.

Campbell tells KNAC (via Blabbermouth): "The unfortunate truth is that Wendy Dio never wanted Dio to be a band. She always wanted it to be about Ronnie, the solo artist.

"In her mind, it didn't matter who was in the band with Ronnie, who was standing behind him - bass player, guitar players, drummers, whatever. We were all interchangeable.

"I strongly disagree with that. When you find three or four people that work together and create a great sound, that's the chemistry of a band. That's unique. When you start pulling people out of that equation, it's never going to be the same." Read more here.

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