“Hating Def Leppard is like hating birthdays or parades or hotdogs and beer at a ballgame. How can you not have affection for a band that found a way to use “rock” as a noun, verb, adjective and adverb, sometimes all in the same song? When you hear Elliott declare “Let’s get the rock out of here” and your first instinct isn’t to respond with a fist salute, you officially have no soul.“

-Erik Spitznagel


1984. The Last in Line

is the second album by band Dio, released on July 13. It is the first Dio album to feature former Rough Cutt keyboardist Claude Schnell.

After an excellent debut, Dio roared back with this slab of Heavy Metal goodness. There are a lot of similarities to Holy Diver on Last In Line but there are some subtle differences too. The end result is almost equally as impressive though, and Last In Line stands as one of the highlights of Dio’s career.  this is an album of classic metal greatness.

Ronnie James Dio      Vivian Campbell     Jimmy Bain     Claude Schnell    Vinny Appice