musicfan17 wrote:I have no issue with it...
My take is that at the time he joined DL he felt that he had been playing in the same basic style for over a decade with Dio then Whitesnake, I won't get into the legal and moral crap that supposedly went down between him and Dio, but I think he felt that he'd had enough of the straight metal riffmister stuff at the time.
Everything he's done for the last decade or so with side projects has been very diverse, but eventually you realize what made you famous as a guitarist and embrace it. That is what I think is going on with Vivian (and probably to some extent the rest of the original DIO lineup). Let's face it... it would have been an utter *hitstorm if they had tried to reformed with a new singer and done gigs playing classic DIO while Ronnie was alive. That would never have happened.
If the original lineup with a good singer goes out and does some gigs playing tunes from the first three albums... I'll be there no doubt about it. IMO...there is nothing wrong with embracing your past. There is some great music there and if anybody could or should play it at this point it would be the original DIO lineup.
If they do it and they come to NorCal area...I'll be there headbanging like the days old!
mrsromek wrote:He's bored because he's been playing the same setlist night after night for the last 20 years.
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