I may be mistaken, but I certainly recall Vivian slagging his stint in Dio multiple times in the press. Thoughts? From http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/viv-campbell-reboots-original-dio/ : "Former Dio guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed plans to reboot the original lineup of Dio with new singer Andy Freeman, who he vows will do justice to the fallen frontmans legacy. The Def Leppard and Thin Lizzy axeman had a rocky relationship with the former Black Sabbath frontman, who passed away in 2010. Dio once said of Campbell: I hope he fucking dies. Hes a fucking asshole. But the guitarist has always insisted he was proud of the work he did on the first three Dio albums. Now hes confirmed a reunion with drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Jimmy Bain and keyboardist Claude Schnell, two months after they jammed together. That was brought about when Campbell jammed Rainbow in the Dark with Steel Panther in January. He says: I met up with the original Dio band guys again. Now that Ive brushed up on how to play those solos again, were planning to jam some more and plan to do some gigs too. Campbell describes Freeman, a past member of Hurricane and Bulletboys, as a great singer who can really do justice to Ronnies parts. Bain says: Weve had a couple of rehearsals and it sounds great. Listening to Vivian playing those songs again has been amazing. Hes just so into doing this and his enthusiasm has rubbed off on the rest of us. Andy isnt Ronnie. How could he be? But what he does bring is his own twist on the vocals. Our aim is to do some shows around November, concentrating on the first two albums. Its gonna be great getting back onstage with these guys for the first time in so long. Last year Campbell revealed hed been numb to the iconic singers death, saying: We never had a very strong relationship beyond music. That was what brought us together. I found it difficult to communicate with him and he found it difficult to communicate with me. I didnt have any reason to contact him after he fired me."