BAIN wrote and performed on DIO classic releases including "THE LAST IN LINE" and more.
FROM VIVIAN CAMPBELL:
A message from Vivian Campbell..
It's with the heaviest of hearts that I must confirm the news of the passing of our dear friend and Last In Line band-mate, Jimmy Bain. It was Jimmy who gave me my first big break in the music industry and for that I am forever indebted.
Jimmy's struggles with his demons were well documented through the years, but over the last 18 months he had finally won that battle and he was bright and lucid and motivated throughout the writing and recording of the new record. He leaves behind him a rich legacy of work from Rainbow, through Wild Horses, Dio, and finally, Last In Line. Jimmy was immensely proud of our new album and his input to it was immeasurable.
On behalf of Vinny and Andrew, our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this most difficult of times.
Rest in peace, dear friend.
R.I.P. Brother Jimmy Bain !! Farewell !!
FROM ROSS HALFIN PHOTOGRAPHY:
Jimmy Bain dead. Now this is a blow, far more real to me than Bowie. I photographed Bowie BUT I knew Jimmy Bain. I first saw him as a teenager at the Marquee club with Harlot then Rainbow-Wild Horses where I really got to know him and Dio then after not seeing Jimmy for thirty years I photographed him in Los Angeles with the Last In Line at the end of last year.
So it was bittersweet writing this... I'll miss him.
FROM PROGPOWER USA:
another great loss to the metal community. Rest in Peace, Jimmy Bain
Thanks for the memories, we miss him already.
We lost a great friend of Motörhead's today in Jimmy Bain (Dio, Rainbow and Wild Horses). Lemm and Phil were good pals of Jimmy's, and many a fun night was spent in each others company over the years...Rest In Peace Jimmy, the Motörhead Family.
FROM THE CHANCE THEATER (POUGHKEEPSIE, NY):
RIP Jimmy Bain
FROM LAST IN LINE:
Jimmy Bain - friend, brother and band mate passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016.
The Medical Examiner report states the official cause of death was lung cancer.
Jimmy didn't know he had lung cancer, but he did know he had pneumonia and was receiving treatment for it.
This didn't stop him or slow him down, we had four rehearsals 4 hours a day, then a flight to Miami for The Def Leppard Rock Cruise. A pre-sail gig and sound check was scheduled for the following day. At the gig Jimmy played great and even sang that night while holding a heavy bass guitar on his back, never complaining or asking for help.
That gig never happened as Jimmy passed away in his cabin the night before, we were devastated.
Jimmy was a trooper, he gave his all to the band he loved, the music he loved and the fans.He didn't want to let anyone down.
I don't know anyone that would have attempted this schedule while being this sick and not feeling well, a trooper.
He was so happy and proud of the new album we recorded, it so unfortunate and sad he didn't live to see it released.
We were all looking forward to being on the road and playing together again, there was such a magic between us.
Our prayers go out to his family and so many friends and fans who will miss the amazing person that was Jimmy Bain.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-