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Photo Credit: Joey Wester

Jimmy Bain’s Cause of Death Confirmed to Be Lung Cancer

Former Rainbow and Dio bassist Jimmy Bain, who passed away Jan. 23 while on tour with Last in Line as part of Def Leppard's Hysteria on the High Seas Cruise, was suffering from undiagnosed lung cancer.

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Top 10 Jimmy Bain Albums

Top 10 Jimmy Bain Albums

Ultimate Classic Rock counts down the best albums featuring bassist Jimmy Bain.

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Photo Credit: Joey Wester
Photo Credit: Joey Wester

Jimmy Bain Dies: Rockers React

Many members of the metal and rock community have expressed their grief at the loss of ex-Dio and Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain.

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Fin Costello, Getty Images

Jimmy Bain, Dio and Rainbow Bassist, Dies at 68

Bain played with Dio throughout the '80s and was part of Last in Line.

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YouTube
YouTube

Ritchie Blackmore Leaving the Door Open for Future Rainbow Shows

Disappointed that Ritchie Blackmore has only booked a handful of shows with his new Rainbow lineup? Take heart — this could be just the beginning.

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RCA
RCA

20 Years Ago: Rainbow’s ‘Stranger in Us All’ Gives Ritchie Blackmore His Final Rock Album

Ritchie Blackmore's celebrated career in rock ended not with a bang but with Doogie White.

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Polydor
Polydor

40 Years Ago: Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow Release Their Debut Album

August 1975 signaled a new beginning for one of hard rock’s greatest stars, Ritchie Blackmore, who unveiled the first fruits of his brand-new band, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.

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Polydor
Polydor

36 Years Ago: Rainbow Come ‘Down to Earth’ After Ronnie James Dio’s Exit

Ronnie James Dio's exit led to a huge shift in Rainbow's musical focus.

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Fin Costello, Getty Images

Rainbow, Elf and Gary Moore Bassist Craig Gruber Dies at 63

Craig Gruber, a longtime former collaborator of Ronnie James Dio's, died yesterday after a bout with prostate cancer.

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YouTube

Joe Lynn Turner Says He’s Working on Rainbow Reunion With Ritchie Blackmore

Former Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner says he's hopeful he can coax guitarist Ritchie Blackmore into a reunion this year — even though previous attempts to get the band back together have been unsuccessful.

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