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IAN GILLAN Was 'Disappointed' With 'Final Production Mix' Of BLACK SABBATH's 'Born Again': 'I Threw It Out The Window Of My Car'

In a new interview with Spain's RockFM, DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan was asked if it's true that he broke the sole BLACK SABBATH album he appeared on, 1983's "Born Again", when he first got a copy of it. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I didn't break it. I threw it out the windo...
November 25, 2022

RONNIE JAMES DIO Documentary 'Dreamers Never Die' To Receive Television Premiere Next Month

"Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, will have its television premiere on Showtime on December 1. It will also be available to stream via the Showtime app. Executive-produced by Dio's widow and longtime...
November 17, 2022

TED NUGENT Says MOTÖRHEAD And PANTERA's Cover Versions Of 'Cat Scratch Fever' Lack The 'Groove' Of The Original

In a new interview with HMP, legendary rocker Ted Nugent was asked what he thought of MOTÖRHEAD's cover version of his classic song "Cat Scratch Fever". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm an honest guy. Number one, [I] love Lemmy, love MOTÖRHEAD. And I'm humbled and honored that...
November 14, 2022

LAST IN LINE Uses 'The Exact Same Methodology' As DIO In How To Write The Songs

During an appearance on the "Iron City Rocks" podcast, LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan was asked if he and his bandmates have a "What would DIO do?" kind of mentality when it comes to their songwriting process, a reference to the fact that LAST IN LINE was formed a decade ago by original DIO guita...
November 9, 2022

A Day In The Life

Originally formed as a tribute to their former boss Ronnie James Dio, LAST IN LINE have long since outgrown the limitations of that noble aim. The band's lineup speaks for itself: guitarist Vivian Campbell (DIO / DEF LEPPARD),  drummer Vinnie Appice (DIO / BLACK SABBATH),  bassist Phil Sou...
November 9, 2022

CARMINE APPICE Says He Spoke To MICK MARS About Doing Some Shows Together

In a new interview with Michael's Record Collection, legendary drummer Carmine Appice, best known for his work with VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS and Rod Stewart, spoke about his diminished touring schedule as he approaches his 76th birthday. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We [in VANILLA FUD...
November 4, 2022

CARMINE APPICE Says Copyright Case Over LED ZEPPELIN's 'Stairway To Heaven' Was 'All Baloney'

In a new interview with Jeff Gaudiosi of, legendary drummer Carmine Appice commented on the copyright dispute over whether LED ZEPPELIN's classic song "Stairway To Heaven" was a rip-off of SPIRIT's "Taurus". Michael Skidmore, the trustee of "Taurus" songwriter Randy "California"...
October 29, 2022

CRAIG GOLDY Was 'Surprised' By How Many Times He Appeared In RONNIE JAMES DIO Documentary

Former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy has told Rockin' Metal Revival in a new interview that he thought the "Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, was done really well. "Me and my fiancée were there [at the Los...
October 24, 2022

CARMINE APPICE Says A Lot Of Musicians 'Don't Have A Clue About Finance' And End Up With Nothing

During an appearance on acclaimed guitarist Joe Bonamassa's hit interview series "Live From Nerdville", legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice spoke about the fact that many artists are facing severe financial struggles as they rely on touring to gain a following and who barely make any money from st...
October 22, 2022

Watch: LAST IN LINE Performs New Song 'Hurricane Orlagh' Live In Roseville

Fan-filmed video of LAST IN LINE performing a new song called "Hurricane Orlagh" on October 21 at Goldfield in Roseville, California can be seen below. The track is taken from LAST IN LINE's upcoming EP, "A Day In The Life", which is due on November 11 via earMUSIC. The effort is numbered and limite...
October 22, 2022

VINNY APPICE Says It's 'Great' To See PANTERA Coming Back: 'It Sounds Like It's Gonna Be Exciting'

Vinny Appice has weighed in on the news that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner. Anselmo and Brown, along wi...
October 13, 2022

WENDY DIO Sets Record Straight: RONNIE And I Never Got Divorced

In a new interview with Sakis Fragos of Rock Hard Greece, Wendy Dio, widow and longtime manager of Ronnie James Dio, said that she never got divorced from the legendary heavy metal singer, despite Internet rumors to the contrary. "I never was divorced," she clarified (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH....
October 10, 2022

See Never-Before-Released RONNIE JAMES DIO Interview From 1990 'Lock Up The Wolves' Tour

Mulatschag has uploaded a never-before-released video interview with Ronnie James Dio, filmed in May 1990 in Dortmund, Germany. The 24-minute chat was conducted during DIO's world tour in support of "Lock Up The Wolves", the band's only album to feature guitarist Rowan Robertson who was recruited to...
October 6, 2022

BLACK SABBATH Announces 'Heaven And Hell' And 'Mob Rules' Deluxe Editions

Singer Ronnie James Dio joined BLACK SABBATH in 1979 which resulted in two back-to-back classic albums: "Heaven And Hell" and "Mob Rules". On those memorable albums, Dio's soaring tenor and gothic songwriting were the perfect foil for the band's bone-crushing mix of razor-sharp riffs, intense groove...
October 4, 2022

CARMINE APPICE To Launch 'Storytelling' Show 'Carmine Appice Diaries'

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice will stage a new show, "Carmine Appice Diaries", on December 1 at The Box 2.0 (right next door to Boca Black Box) in Boca Raton, Florida. The event is being billed as "a true rock history and entertaining experience — stories you need to hear as a rock fan….with a li...
October 2, 2022