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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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RAINBOW's JENS JOHANSSON Compares RITCHIE BLACKMORE To A Cat: 'You Never Know What He's Going To Think'

Ritchie Blackmore introduced a new RAINBOW lineup in 2016 that included singer Ronnie Romero, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT drummer David Keith, bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert "Bob" Curiano, ex-BLACKMORE'S NIGHT) and backing singers Candice Night and Lady Lynn. The l...
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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JOE LYNN TURNER Shares Lyric Video For New Single 'Black Sun'

Legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) will release his new album, "Belly Of The Beast", on October 28 via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group. The official lyric video for the LP's second single, "Black Sun", can be seen below. Turner once again collaborated wi...
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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Watch: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs In Saint Petersburg, Russia

Fan-filmed video of Joe Lynn Turner's September 24 concert at Jagger in Saint Petersburg, Russia can be seen below. The former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE frontman broke with most international artists who canceled their live appearances in Russia in response to the global condemnation against the Kreml...
September 26, 2022
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DAVID LEE ROTH Shares Newly Recorded Version Of VAN HALEN's 'Dance The Night Away'

David Lee Roth has shared a new solo version of the VAN HALEN classic "Dance The Night Away". The track, like the previously released "Panama" and "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love", was laid down on May 3, 2022 during a session at Henson Recording Studio in Hollywood, California. Joining Roth in the studio...
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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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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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
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SIMON WRIGHT Says Young RONNIE JAMES DIO Fans Were 'Grateful' For The Hologram Show

Simon Wright says that young Ronnie James Dio fans were very appreciative of DIO DISCIPLES' decision to go on the road with a hologram of the legendary heavy metal singer. Dio died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. His hologram was created by a company called Eyellusion and made its debu...
September 20, 2022
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JOE LYNN TURNER Defends His 'Well-Deserved' Opinion Of RAINBOW's Latest Lineup, Says Band's Legacy 'Deserved Much Better'

Former RAINBOW singer Joe Lynn Turner has defended his recent comments about Ritchie Blackmore's decision to go out and perform the band's classic material with a new group of musicians, saying "the RAINBOW legacy deserved much better treatment and respect than it received." Blackmore stepped away f...
September 18, 2022
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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Fires Back At JOE LYNN TURNER Over 'Cheap Imitation' Comments

Ronnie Romero has fired back at Joe Lynn Turner over the disparaging comments the former RAINBOW singer made about the most recent lineup of the band. Earlier this month, Turner slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out and perform classic DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW material with...
September 16, 2022