Megadeth bassist David Ellefson manned the backstage interview
Metal legend Ronnie James Dio—who fronted Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Rainbow, and, of course, Dio, among others—passed away one year 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 [...]
Chris Jericho and Wendy Dio speak about the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards and how it will be honoring the legacy of Ronnie James Dio.
The year is wrapping up and Revolver TV is delivering the Best of 2010. Check out our Best Soundbites of the Year featuring Dio, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Zakk Wylde, Disturbed, and more. We also take you backstage for the biggest hard-rock event of the year, the Revolver Golden Gods Awards with Ozzy, Alice In Chains, Lemmy, and Dave Grohl. Plus our pick for best Concert of the Year with live performances from the biggest names of 2010. All that plus new videos from Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, and more. Only on your Revolver TV mobile app and channel!
As we bid farewell to a year full of tragedy, the new issue of Revolver magazine—available on newsstands everywhere on December 21—remembers many of hard rock and metal’s most dearly departed. The cover features a stunning painting by legendary comic-book artist J.G. Jones, acclaimed for his work on Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, as well as for co-creating the series Wanted, which was adapted into a 2008 movie starring Angelina Jolie. Jones depicts Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot’s Paul Gray, Avenged Sevenfold’s the Rev, Type O Negative’s Peter Steele, Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, Metallica’s Cliff Burton, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Ozzy Osbourne’s Randy Rhoads, Queen’s Freddie Mercury, and Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley rocking together in heaven. The cover painting also appears as a free poster with the issue.
Revolver Magazine's Mayhem Fest "Monster Issue" (July/August 2010) is on newsstands now, featuring four collectible "horror" covers featuring the frontmen of the tour's main-stage headliners: Jonathan Davis of Korn, Rob Zombie, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, and Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch. Its four covers are available for purchase as a set at Revolver's online store. It contains an in-depth feature on the making of Korn's new album, Korn III: Remember Who You Are, as well as Zombie's, Blythe's, and Moody's most terrifying tales, an interview with In This Moment's Maria Brink and Chris Howorth that's revealing in more ways than one, and onstage war stores from members of Atreyu, Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow, Norma Jean, Chimaira, Shadows Fall, 3 Inches of Blood, and Winds of Plague.
Also, Ozzy, Hellyeah, Dillinger Escape Plan, Faith No More, Danzig, Ronnie James Dio, Paul Gray, and more!
Ronnie James Dio, legendary frontman of Dio, Black Sabbath, and Rainbow, passed away peacefully, according to his wife, today at 7:45 a.m. He was 67. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in November, forcing him to cancel shows with Heaven & Hell—the name of the Sabbath lineup he'd been fronting since 2006. In a statement, his wife, Wendy Dio, said, "Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever."
R.I.P., Ronnie. You will be missed.