Ronnie James Dio brought dignity and dragons to metal since the dawn of time (just about)–here are the five mandatory albums in his distinguished discography. By Ian Christe LIST: Top 5 Most Outrageous Facts About Ronnie James Dio INTERVIEW: Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler Talk Heaven & Hell Elf Carolina County Ball […]
Seventy-two years ago today, the late, great Ronnie James Dio was born. He was taken from us way too soon, but the peerless vocalist’s legacy will live forever. While Dio is remembered as one of rock’s great gentlemen, someone who was always there for his fans and gave everything he could to them, the man […]
Remember the legendary vocalist on what would have been his 72nd birthday. Horns up!
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Metal legend Ronnie James Dio—who fronted Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Rainbow, and, of course, Dio, among others—passed away four years ago today. His final public appearance turned out to be the 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards where he received the Best Vocalist trophy. In remembrance of him, we have posted his acceptance of the […]
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the metal legend’s passing. R.I.P.
In this week’s Album of the Week poll, you, the fans, voted Chevelle to the top spot, for their album La Gárgola. Check out the top five vote-getters below: 1. Chevelle – La Gárgola 2. Various Artists – This Is Your Life Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album 3. Steel Panther – All You Can Eat 4. […]
This week sees new shit from Chevelle, Lacuna Coil, Steel Panther, and more hitting stores. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you’re snagging a copy of and which record should be the Album of the Week. Pick your favorite and feel free to vote as many times as […]
On March 17 in Hollywood, California, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund hosted their third annual awards gala and listening party for This is Your Life, an all-star Dio tribute album that hits stores April 1. Several guests performed including Halestorm, Scott Ian, Duff McKagan, and Corey Taylor–you can check out […]
Interview: Lars Ulrich on Metallica’s “Ronnie Rising Medley” Off the Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album, This is Your Life
Earlier today, Metallica premiered their contribution to the forthcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album This is Your Life. Titled “Ronnie Rising Medley,” the track features the Rainbow songs “A Light in the Black,” “Tarot Woman,” “Stargazer,” and “Kill the King”–you can stream it right here. A few weeks ago, our writer Dan Epstein talked to […]