The original WWIII lineup, including vocalist Mandy Lion (WICKED ALLIANCE), drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN AND HELL, ex-BLACK SABBATH) and bassist Jimmy Bain (ex-DIO, RAINBOW), reunited last night (Saturday, April 19) for a special jam at Harper's Bar and Grill in Northridge, California.Commented Lion, "It was fun to have Vinny Appice and Jimmy Bain playing the old songs again. I have no idea how it happened but we actually made it through the songs after all these years. The old chemistry is still there and I am happy to let you all know that a possible WWIII reunion with Vinny and Jimmy is an absolute possibility." Lion recently collaborated with music producer Mickey James (of CRISS ANGEL fame) on the next MANDY LION album, to be released later in the year. Mandy Lion is currently working on a full-length DVD containing videos, live footage, and interviews with all past and present musical partners, including the likes of George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), Jimmy Bain (RAINBOW, DIO), Jake E. Lee (OZZY OSBOURNE, BADLANDS), James Kottak (SCORPIONS) and Mikkey Dee (KING DIAMOND, MOTRHEAD), among others. He is also planning on featuring video submissions from fans explaining in their "best, funniest, naughtiest, most outrageous and most creative ways" how or why they like Lion's music. Says Mandy, "Or you can tell me how you discovered me, what you would like to say if we met in person. Or just anything that comes to mind as long as it is entertaining and unique. The funniest, sexiest, most creative videos will be included on the upcoming DVD." WWIII's first album in 12 years, "When God Turned Away", was released in 2003. The CD featured Lion, co-producer Joe Floyd on guitar, Geezer Montez on bass and Sledge on drums.
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