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9th August 2013

ronnie james dio

Last In Line, the band featuring ex-Dio guitarist Vivian Campbell in addition to founding and past Dio members Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell, played their first concert on Saturday 3rd August at Slidebar in Fullerton, California.

According to allegations made by Last In Line's vocalist Andrew Freeman's brother Raymond Freeman Jr., a very special guest joined the band that night.

Freeman Jr. believes that an apparition of the late Ronnie James Dio made an appearance on stage during the show. He posted about the experience on his Facebook page, explaining: "The moment Ronnie Dio came through this past weekend... Watch the video [in the player at the bottom of this page]... Right when Vinny [Appice] goes too long on the snare fill... Look at my brother's face... That's Dio... channeling through my bro who I have now tagged Di'omen... Weird sh– like this runs in my fam. Call me crazy."

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Blabbermouth also caught up with Freeman Jr. to get his personal account.

"I just came across it while looking at photos from the last gig," he explained. "Call me crazy, but it somewhat appears to be Ronnie James Dio just above Vivian Campbell. Just weird... Ghost??? Weird lighting??? Not sure, but it's there and pretty creepy."

To date, no one in the band has commented on the alleged apparition.

Campbell, currently recovering from cancer, had a very public and long running falling out with Ronnie James Dio after he left the band in the 80s.

Check out the photos on this page and the video below and you decide whether Ronnie's ghost was caught in the middle of the Last In Line set or whether this whole scenario is just another lie.


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