Jimmy Bain - Former Dio/Rainbow Bassist Dies

Sad news arrive today. Former Rainbow and Dio bassist, and more recently in Last In Line, Jimmy Bain has passed away at the age of 68. He was gearing up for the launch of Last In Line's debut album later this month, and the band were taking part in Def Leppard's cruising festival in the Caribbean. Currently, the exact circumstances of his death are unknown.

A message from guitarist and band-mate Vivian Campbell: It's with the heaviest of hearts that I must confirm the news of the passing of our dear friend and Last In Line band-mate, Jimmy Bain. It was Jimmy who gave me my first big break in the music industry and for that I am forever indebted.

"Jimmy's struggles with his demons were well documented through the years, but over the last 18 months he had finally won that battle and he was bright and lucid and motivated throughout the writing and recording of the new record. He leaves behind him a rich legacy of work from Rainbow, through Wild Horses, Dio, and finally, Last In Line. Jimmy was immensely proud of our new album and his input to it was immeasurable.

"He was a very kind and gentle and generous soul and our lives were greatly enriched for having known him. We will continue to celebrate his life through his music. On behalf of Vinny and Andrew, our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this most difficult of times. Rest in peace, dear friend.

Photo: Joey Wester

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Dio
Posted: 25.01.2016 by Bad English


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Comments: 7   Visited by: 86 users
25.01.2016 - 14:16
Another classic.. Damn, what a year, what a month...
25.01.2016 - 14:45
Another musician passed away. RIP
25.01.2016 - 22:13
Dave FC
Lemmy, Bowie, Glenn Frey, now Jimmy... wow.
Love his bass lines.

25.01.2016 - 22:26
Bad English
Funny 4 comments, when Lemmy get 300 plus whole FB was like aaaaa

solder of rock n roll (anyway some old transformed dio song)
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
26.01.2016 - 12:28
The Shape 1973
Written by Dave FC on 25.01.2016 at 22:13

Love his bass lines.


Thank you for posting the song. One of the forgotten albums, one of my favourite songs. Would rather a reunion as WWIII than Last In Line.
Sad about Lemmy and Bowie, but never a big fan. Dio and Dio era Rainbow on the other hand were my absolute all time favourites. Really gutted over this one.
Do not judge history by today's social torch waving "morals"
26.01.2016 - 14:51
Dave FC
killer song
27.01.2016 - 03:53
Spirit of dead
Really sad news.

Is it just me or do most rock musicians struggle to get over that 70 year barrier? Everyone that's died recently was between 67 and a couple of days over 70!

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