Dio-offshoot Last In Line has released two new music videos as a tribute to bassist Jimmy Bain, who passed away on January 24 at the age of 68.
News of Bain’s death came as the band were scheduled to perform on Def Leppard’s Hysteria On The High Seas cruise this past week.
“Today, we release two videos from our upcoming album in tribute to the memory of our very own Jimmy Bain,” posted the band on Monday. “The first official lyric video for ‘Blame It On Me’” and the official music video for ‘Starmaker.’
“A few weeks ago, we had scheduled the release of the lyric video for January 25. Instead of delaying the premiere of this song and the next one – which we had scheduled for release February 1 – we want to release both songs and videos today in celebration of Jimmy's life and music. RIP #JimmyBain.”
Both songs will be featured on Last In Line’s debut album, “Heavy Crown”, which will be released on February 19.
The group features Bain, Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, drummer Vinny Appice and vocalist Andrew Freeman.
The project was recorded in Southern California with producer Jeff Pilson, a veteran bassist who has played with Dio, Foreigner and Dokken, among others.
Bain’s history includes a stint with Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, work with Thin Lizzy founder Phil Lynott and guitarist Gary Moore, and as a longtime member of Ronnie James Dio’s band Dio, which the singer launched in 1982 following his time fronting Black Sabbath.
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