Last in Line at the Whisky: There are two bands featuring former members of Dio on the circuit since the world lost the great Ronnie James Dio — the Dio Disciples and Last in Line. The latter features Vinny Appice and erstwhile Def Leppard man Vivian Campbell, and they also put out original material. See for yourself at the Whisky. Engineered Society Project, Sledd and K.S.X. also perform. 

At the start of 2019, Last in Line released their second full length album of original material, so it’s important to note that they’re not only playing old Duo classics. That said, if they tried to walk out without playing “Holy Diver,” there’d be hell to pay.

“I feel that the ‘II’ album displays a lot more confidence and ambition than ‘Heavy Crown.’ We’ve played a lot of live shows over the last 3 years and I think that we’ve really grown as a band and that’s reflected in the song writing and playing on this record. We’re a band at the top of our game,” Vivian Campbell said back then.

Bassist Phil Soussan added, “I feel very proud and very pleased with what we have done on ‘II.’ Respecting the creative roots of the DIO nucleus, it has taken from that classic style and shot it into a trajectory to create a valid contender in today’s music. The album has universal appeal on the surface and depth where needed. Most of all I am thrilled about how the writing of this album was truly a collaboration between all of us and certainly nothing that could have been done any other way. This album makes a statement that LIL can be seen as an original band in its own right.”

See it all for yourself on Sunset.

Last in Line at the Whisky: The event takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 20 at the Whisky A Go Go.











































































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