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CRAIG GOLDY Recalls RONNIE JAMES DIO Buying Him Food As An Act Of Kindness

At the September 20 premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy recounted a story of Ronnie's kindness toward him. Speaking to "The Blairing Out...
October 1, 2022
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Why Wasn't VIVIAN CAMPBELL Interviewed For RONNIE JAMES DIO Documentary? Co-Director Explains

Demian Fenton, co-director of "Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, was asked in a new interview why original DIO and current DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell wasn't interviewed for the film. He resp...
October 1, 2022
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SIMON WRIGHT Looks Back On His Time With AC/DC In New Episode Of 'Beyond The Thunder' Podcast

"Were you the first official member of AC/DC to quit?" That's the question posed to former AC/DC drummer, Simon Wright, during the latest episode of "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder", a podcast that features high-profile guests who've been influenced by, or in this case involved with, the Rock And Roll Hal...
September 30, 2022
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VIVIAN CAMPBELL: Naming LAST IN LINE After DIO Song Has Been 'Both A Blessing And A Curse'

Vivian Campbell says that naming his side project after a DIO song has been "both a blessing and a curse." When LAST IN LINE formed, the intent was to celebrate Ronnie James Dio's early work by reuniting the members of the original DIO lineup. After playing shows that featured a setlist composed exc...
September 29, 2022
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TONY IOMMI Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Wanted To Make Second HEAVEN & HELL Album

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi was among the attendees at the London premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, which was held Monday night (September 26) at the Curzon Soho Theatre. Speaking to Metal Talk on the red car...
September 29, 2022
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TONY IOMMI On RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'He Loved His Fans'

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi was among the attendees at the London premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, which was held Monday night (September 26) at the Curzon Soho Theatre. Speaking to TotalRock on the red carp...
September 27, 2022
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RONNIE JAMES DIO Museum Is 'In The Works', Says WENDY DIO

Ronnie James Dio's widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio was asked in a new interview with Radio Forrest if she still has a lot of souvenirs from the late heavy metal singer that would be of interest to longtime fans. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I have a lot of stuff that I'v...
September 26, 2022
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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA On Life On The Road: 'I'm Very, Very Conscious Of What I Do And How I Do It'

At this past Tuesday's (September 20) premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna spoke to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" about what life...
September 24, 2022
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VINNY APPICE Shares Video From Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Dio: Dreamers Never Die'

Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, DIO) has uploaded video of the invitation-only premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, which was held Tuesday night (September 20) at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif...
September 24, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of BUTCHER BABIES' Entire Performance At BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Professionally filmed video of BUTCHER BABIES' entire August 14 performance on the Ronnie James Dio Stage at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom can be seen below. At last month's Brutal Assault festival in Jaromer, Czech Republic, BUTCHER BABIES...
September 24, 2022
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LEATHER LEONE Releases New Single 'We Take Back Control'

CHASTAIN singer Leather Leone will release a new solo album, "We Are The Chosen", on November 25 via Steamhammer/SPV. The LP's lead single, "We Take Back Control", can be streamed below. It marks her first solo material since her 2018 effort "Leather II". Leone has a mission, and not just recently,...
September 23, 2022
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WENDY DIO Says VIVIAN CAMPBELL Wanted To Take DIO In A 'More Commercial' Direction

Wendy Dio says that Vivian Campbell's financial demands weren't the only reason he was fired from the DIO band. Ronnie James Dio, Vivian, drummer Vinny Appice and bassist Jimmy Bain collaborated on the first three DIO albums — 1983's "Holy Diver", 1984's "The Last In Line" and 1985's "Sacred Heart"...
September 22, 2022
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LITA FORD Is Hoping To Release Her Long-Awaited New Album In Early 2023

At this past Tuesday's (September 20) premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, Lita Ford spoke to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" about the status of her long-awaited...
September 22, 2022
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From DIO, COVERDALE To HUGHES, THE DEAD DAISIES' DOUG ALDRICH 'Has No Agenda' When Working With Legendary Vocalists

By David E. Gehlke The relaxed, easy-going disposition of Doug Aldrich over Zoom likely matches his approach while in the rehearsal room with the likes of Ronnie James Dio, David Coverdale and now Glenn Hughes as part of THE DEAD DAISIES. (Aldrich joked that he's happy to be included in the Ritchie...
September 22, 2022
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VINNY APPICE, JOEY BELLADONNA And CRAIG GOLDY Attend Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Dio: Dreamers Never Die': Photos, Video

An invitation-only premiere of the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio was held Tuesday night (September 20) at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Among the musicians who attended the event were Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH,...
September 21, 2022