RONNIE JAMES DIO Says He Doesn't Understand VIVIAN CAMPBELL's Problem With Him

In a recent interview with's Garry Sharpe-Young, Ronnie James Dio addressed the thorny issue of the bitter words flung his way by ex-DIO guitarist Vivian Campbell.

"I don't really know the exact details of Vivian's grievance with me — I don't think anyone does, but he has been very successful since DIO, so I just don't see the need," Ronnie said. "He has a problem with me. Well, that's fine. I cannot dictate who likes me and who does not. I don't understand why it is all so veiled though. I have not seen anything where he actually tells anybody what the problem is, just that there is one and he’s hurting. OK, we're different people, different ideas. That's to be expected, but is he trying to say I was in some way cruel to him? You know, I don't want to engage in a verbal battle of throwing stones but the things Vivian has said are just so outrageous without being specific. OK, I get the point — you really don't like me at all! Well, tell me what the problem is, Vivian. Tell everybody what the problem is, because at the moment everyone is kind of scratching their heads over this one."

The full interview can be read here.


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