Drummer Vinny Appice states no magic playing with Dio’s ‘Lock Up The Wolves’ line-up
Last In Line and former Dio and Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice was recently interviewed by Eon Music and spoke about the magic of performing with the original Dio line-up (consisting of Appice, singer Ronnie James Dio, guitarist Vivian Campbell, bassist Jimmy Bain and keyboardist Claude Schnell) and the lack thereof with respect to subsequent line-ups.
Appice was asked whether he missed the original band line-up when he was subsequently playing with other Dio line-ups to which he advised:
“Well, yeah. It didn’t have the respect that it had when it was the original band. The original band was magic. Playing with those guys; it’s the same way that this band is magic. We play together and you can feel it. With all these other people in the band, at one point I left because it became all these young guys in the band; Teddy Cook [bass player], and Rowan Robertson [guitarist], all these people, and I’m like; “This is not Dio”.”
It was pointed to Appice that this was the Lock Up The Wolves line-up to which he stated: “Yeah. I played on all the demos, we wrote the songs together, and then that’s when I left. So, that got weird. It wasn’t the same. There was no magic there.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Appice at Eon Music.
Dio‘s “Wild One” (from Lock Up The Wolves album) video:
© 2005 WMG Dio – Wild One (Official Music Video)