Legendary Drummer Reveals Why He Preferred Dio Instead of AC/DC – Metalheadzone


In a recent interview with “Talking Metal” podcast, former AC/DC and DIO drummer Simon Wright has shared his thoughts about why he would prefer DIO instead of AC/DC.

Here’s the statement:

“It was about 1990. Basically, it sounds a little crazy, but I really lost my enthusiasm for things. You can’t really be like that in a band like that — you’ve gotta give 110 percent — and my enthusiasm had become a bit complacent, and it wasn’t fair on them, and it definitely wasn’t fair on the fans and people coming to the shows.

So I started thinking, ‘I’ve gotta move on here.’ And luckily, through a friend of a friend of a friend, or whatever, I managed to meet up with Ronnie [James Dio]. We did some rehearsals. It was mainly for the new album that he had going on, called ‘Lock Up The Wolves’. ‘Cause it was straight into recording, basically, before we did any shows. And we did that. And it kind of worked out.

I’d met Ronnie a couple of times in the past before that, and I thought he was such a clever, funny, intelligent guy. And I’d loved his singing, obviously, with Black Sabbath and Rainbow and his own stuff and everything. And it just kind of worked out. Yeah, it was a great time.”

You can listen to the entire interview below. Click here to source of the statement.