"We'll know for the first time if we're evil or divine...we're the last in line."

Dave Fisher

Vocals

Previous projects: After Death (1992-1998); MD20/20 (1992-2002)

Influences: RJD, Bruce Dickinson, Michael Kiske, Geoff Tate, Meat Loaf, Freddie Mercury, Kenny Rogers, Rob Halford

Point of origin: Dale City, VA

Family: wife Lynda and our three dogs

Alter ego/Bruce Wayne identity: high school/university Latin and Greek instructor

Favorites to play live: "The Last in Line," "Kill the King," "Heaven and Hell"

Three non-Dio albums I'd want on a deserted island: Operation: Mindcrime (Queensrÿche), Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Iron Maiden), Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II (Helloween) 

First rock concert: Mötley Crüe (1989, Capital Centre)

Current stage gear: Shure microphones and wireless, Sennheiser microphones, Boss vocal effects processor

Ryan Dudder

Bass Guitar

Previous projects: Pete the Iguana (1988-1994), Contrabass, various symphony orchestras, including the Las Vegas Philharmonic for the last ten years

Influences: Cliff Burton, Frank Bello, Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller

Point of origin: Portland, OR

Family: wife and two sons, all of whom play stringed instruments

Alter ego/Bruce Wayne identity: high school orchestra teacher and bass player for the Las Vegas Philharmonic

Favorites to play live: All of them.  I just want to play.

Three non-Dio albums I'd want on a deserted island: Worship Music (Anthrax), Ride the Lightning (Metallica), Beethoven: The Complete Symphony Collection (London Symphony)

First rock concert: Anthrax, opening for Kiss (1987, Portland Memorial Coliseum)

Current stage gear: Lakland 5-string bass, Ibanez 4-string bass, Epifani amp, Form Factor cabinet

 

Chris Hermes

Keyboards and Guitars

Previous and current projects: Chris Hermes Trio (jazz), Chris Hermes Band (jam band vibe on classic rock/blues tunes)

Influences: Jimi Hendrix, Jordan Rudess

Point of origin: Green Bay, WI

Family: Yes

Alter ego/Bruce Wayne identity: Jedi Master (This is what he said. We believe.)

Favorites to play live: Any outdoor rock/blues festival with great BBQ or HOB Las Vegas

Three non-Dio albums I'd want on a deserted island: Hendrix, Cream, Led Zeppelin (all greatest hits mixes...albums are a thing of the past...)

First rock concert: INXS

Current stage gear: ESP Guitars, Marshall Amps, Korg Keyboards, Various Effects

Massimo Provinciali

Lead Guitar

Previous projects: four years in Short Circuit, a Las Vegas 

original band that never took off

Influences: Joe Satriani, Eddie Van Halen, Vivian Campbell,

John Petrucci, Carlos Santana

Point of origin: Rome, Italy

Family: very married and two boys

Alter ego/Bruce Wayne identity: chief engineer

Favorites to play live: "The Last in Line," "Holy Diver," "Don't Talk to Strangers"

Three non-Dio albums I'd want on a deserted island: Supernatural (Santana), Strange Beautiful Music (Joe Satriani),

Best of Dokken

First rock concert: Ratt (1980s?, Aladdin Theatre)

Current stage gear: Fender, Marshall, Rocktron, TC Electronics, Line 6 (Editor's note: He's lying.  There's more.  I'm sure of it.)

 

Jeremy Meronuck

Drums

Previous projects: Percussion for Andrea Bocelli, Itzhak Perlman, 311, numerous Broadway tours and resident shows in Las Vegas

Influences: Brian Blade, Mel Lewis, David Garibaldi, Thomas Lang

Point of origin: Fargo, ND (you betcha!)

Family: girlfriend

Alter ego/Bruce Wayne identity: Freelancer

Favorites to play live: "Long Live Rock and Roll," "Straight Through the Heart"

Three non-Dio albums I'd want on a deserted island: A Love Supreme (John Coltrane), Doolittle (Pixies),One More Once

(Michel Camilo)

First rock concert: Living Colour

Current stage gear: Sleishman drums, Bosphorus cymbals,

DW hardware

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