Former Dio, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy Bassist Jimmy Bain Passes Away

Jimmy BainJimmy Bain, best known for his work with Dio, Rainbow and Thin Lizzy, has passed away at the age of 68 according to his friends. He was most recently involved in the band, Last in Line, which featured fellow Dio alumni Vivian Campbell and Vinny Appice, who will release their debut album, Heavy Crown on February 20, 2016.

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Motorhead’s Phil Campbell has paid tribute, saying: “Jimmy Bain was a true musician and songwriter. He was involved and wrote more than you probably imagine.”

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine says: “I’m saddened by the loss of my friend. Godspeed!”

Former Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich added: “Jimmy Bain was a sweet soul. God Bless him. Rest now, brother.”