Massive Metal Monday: Dio “We Rock”
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Well folks, another week and sadly another major loss to the rock world to report as legendary bassist Jimmy Bain has passed away at the age of 68.

Bain first gained renown as a member of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow in the mid 1970s, but is probably best known for his work with fellow Rainbow alumn Ronnie James Dio in the latter’s eponymously named band.

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Vivian Campbell Finally Bitches About His Guitar Parts In Def Leppard
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In 1992, Vivian Campbell joined the mega-success rock group Def Leppard, stepping into the second lead guitarist slot left vacate by Steve Clark, who had died the year before. At the time, Campbell had gone a few years out of the spotlight after leaving David Coverdale’s rock supergroup Whitesnake before signed on with the Leps, a position he’s had for nearly 20 years that remains his most high-profile gig to date.

The Irish-born Campbell, who got big break back in 1983 as Ronnie James Dio’s hot-shot lead guitarist in the former Black Sabbath frontman’s newly created solo band, Dio, has always said that the guitar parts in Def Leppard weren’t really challenging to him and he was fine with that. Now, the guitarist is finally bitching about it, complaining that fellow Lep guitarist Phil Collen gets all the good guitar parts. Let’s just say, I told you so.

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