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DIO To Participate In America Online Chat

DIO mainman Ronnie James Dio will participate in a live chat hosted by America Online on Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:00 PM EST. Dio will be answering fans' questions about his May 21st release of Killing The Dragon on Spitfire Records as well as his upcoming tour with DEEP PURPLE and THE SCORPIONS. Tho...
May 9, 2002

Killing The Dragon

In all honesty, it has been many years since I last felt excited about a DIO album, fact rooted more in mainman and namesake's inability to maintain the standard achieved on his first two solo albums than a general disinterest in the singer's sound. Ronnie's latest offering is no different in that r...
May 5, 2002

THE SCORPIONS To Include New Material On Upcoming "Best Of" CD

THE SCORPIONS will issue a brand new career-spanning “greatest hits”-style CD, entitled Bad for Good: The Very Best of SCORPIONS, on May 28th through Hip-O Records. Featured on the CD will be 18 songs, including two brand new cuts, "Cause I Love You" and the title track. THE SCORPIONS will also emba...
April 24, 2002

DIO "Killing The Dragon" Preview Online

Two tracks from the forthcoming DIO album, Killing The Dragon, can be heard in streaming Real Audio at these locations: 01. Scream 02. Along Comes A Spider ...
April 9, 2002


In the continuing war of words between SINERGY vocalist Kimberly Goss and PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner over Sinner's alleged mistreatment of SINERGY when the latter group supported PRIMAL FEAR on a 1999 European tour, Goss has issued a response to Mat's statement calling for Kimberly to concentrat...
April 7, 2002


The dates for the DEEP PURPLE/THE SCORPIONS/DIO summer tour have been announced. They are as follows: May 31 - Las Vegas, NV @ Aladdin Jun. 01 Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Jun. 02 Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavillion Jun. 04 - El Paso, TX @ UTEP Jun. 05 Tucson, AZ @ TBA Jun. 07 - San ...
March 29, 2002

ROCK FEST 2002: A Classic Rock Celebration

Rock Fest 2002 is the name of a “classic rock” festival that is scheduled to take place on July 18-21 in Cadott, Wisconsin. So far, the following acts have been confirmed for the event: Thursday, July 18th 4:30 PM - VIC FERRARI 6:30 PM - DIO 8:30 PM - THE SCORPIONS 11:00 PM - DEEP ...
March 26, 2002

DIO Finalize Track Listing For "Killing The Dragon"

DIO are tentatively due to issue their latest studio effort, entitled Killing The Dragon, in May through Spitfire Records. The group's first release with new guitarist Doug Aldrich (ex-HURRICANE/LION),Killing The Dragon will include the following track listing: 01. Killing The Dragon 02. Along Came...
March 1, 2002

THE SCORPIONS Live Dates Announced

Veteran German hard rockers THE SCORPIONS have announced the following live appearances during the coming months: Mar. 07 - Montego Bay, JAM @ TBA Mar. 16 – Lisbon, POR @ Atlantic Pavilion Mar. 18 – Oporto, POR @ Coliseum Mar. 19 – Vigo, SPA @ Pabellon As Travesas Mar. 23 – Madeira, POR @ TBA ...
February 27, 2002

STRATOVARIUS' Johansson To Guest On HAMMERFALL Bonus Track

STRATOVARIUS/ex-DIO keyboardist Jens Johansson will make a guest appearance on an upcoming HAMMERFALL bonus track—a cover of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's “Rising Force”. Although no recording plans have yet been announced, HAMMERFALL's rendition of the above-mentioned cut will reportedly be “faster” than the...
February 2, 2002

JUDAS PRIEST Re-Masters On The Way, HALFORD Speaks Out

The third and final phase of the JUDAS PRIEST re-masters is scheduled to be released in early March (March 4th in Germany). There will be only two unreleased studio songs on them—"All Fired Up" (Turbo) and "Living Bad Dreams" (Painkiller)—30-seconds sound excerpts in Real Audio of which can be heard...
January 31, 2002

ANDY "Undie" SNEAP Shoots From The Hip!

It's been quite some time since we last got an official update from former SABBAT guitarist and acclaimed producer Andy Undie Sneap, so in the interest of making up for lost time, we will let this English fool fill us in what he's been up to. And while at it, we'll even let him have ...
January 29, 2002

DIO Confirm Guitarist Switch, Announce CD Release Date

DIO have officially confirmed the departure of guitarist Craig Goldy and addition of Doug Aldrich as his replacement. The current line-up of the group—Aldrich, frontman Ronnie James Dio, drummer Simon Wright, and bassist Jimmy Bain—are working on their brand new CD, rumored to be titled Kill The Dra...
January 26, 2002

RONDINELLI To Confess Sins In May

RONDINELLI, who include in their ranks former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their sophomore album, entitled Our Cross — Our Sins, t...
January 25, 2002

It's Official: DEEP PURPLE, THE SCORPIONS and DIO To Team Up For US Tour

DEEP PURPLE's official web site has confirmed that the PURPLE men will be embarking on an eight-week US co-headlining tour with THE SCORPIONS in June that will include DIO in the opening slot. Exact dates and venues will be announced in the weeks to come. ...
January 24, 2002