Credited with making the 'throwing horns' (also known as 'Devil's horns' or the 'Il Cornuto') a popular hand gesture in the heavy metal music community, Ronnie James Dio is considered a rock n' roll 'legend'– having worked with, collaborated, and inspired some of the most well-known of acts in the industry. Show More Summary
In what might be the most star-studded cover album ever, Metallica, Anthrax, Halestorm, Corey Taylor, and more will be featured on This Is Your Life, a tribute album to Dio/Black Sabbath/Rainbow singer Ronnie James Dio. The album will feature 13 tracks as well as Dio’s... Read More
Anthrax, Rob Halford, and Tenacious D also contribute.
Nine years ago, a man with hair like a young Ronnie James Dio and the wardrobe of an older Mike Watt descended on the automotive universe with a little website called Jalopnik. Thousands of stories and millions of readers later, we're all somehow still here. Read more...
As a hard rock/heavy metal fan, Ronnie James Dio was perhaps my favorite metal singer. I’m one of those people who prefers Dio as the frontman for Black Sabbath over Ozzy Osbourne. The album “Heaven and Hell” was a huge influence on me, and a lot of my guitar technique is based on Sabbath guitarist […]
The running joke about L.A. metal band White Wizzard is that they've gone through more lineup changes since 2007 than Deep Purple did in 45 years. At last count, 16 musicians have been among Wizz...
After the death of Ronnie James Dio, several former bandmates and friends of the legendary singer formed the band Dio Disciples to honor and keep his music alive. Craig Goldy co-wrote several Dio albums with Ronnie, and was the guitarist in the band for many years. Show More Summary
From Three Floyds - Remember Rye’da Lightning? This is its double. Think of Ronnie James Dio while you enjoy this double Rye IPA…
Metallica is set to receive the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards. The Platinum selling band will close the ceremony with a live performance. Revolver’s Golden God Awards is like the Grammy’s but as stated by this year’s host, “sexier” and “cooler.” This year’s ceremony will be the [...]Show More Summary
The Revolver Golden Gods Award show will close out with a performance by Metallica, who will be the recipients of the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will take place on May 2nd in Los Angeles, CA. The ceremony will be air on the AXS television network, Xbox LIVE and on the Facebook [...]
Dio Disciples is a band formed by several former Dio members after the passing of Ronnie James Dio. Drummer Simon Wright, guitarist Craig Goldy and keyboardist Scott Warren are part of Dio Disciples along with bassist Bjorn Englen and vocalists Tim "Ripper" Owens and Oni Logan. Show More Summary
Niji2012We all know about Ronnie James Dio's life and his death. He gave a lot for decades no matter what band he was working for at the time. In addition to the many studio and live albums that he was part there have also been numerous anthologies dedicated to his work over the years. Show More Summary
Now you can commemorate late heavy-metal legend Ronnie James Dio by bidding on his childhood home on eBay. For a starting bid of $90,000, fans can buy the house Dio “...wrote songs in, had parties in, and played in!” Located in Cortland, New York, the house at 147 Central Ave. is a cozy three-bedroom, one-bath abode situated right on Dio Way. Show More Summary
As well as fronting for the likes of Rainbow, Black Sabbath/Heaven and Hell, and Elf, singer Ronnie James Dio was also the leader of his own band, Dio.
Title: Heaven And Hell Artist: Black Sabbath Metal god Ronnie James Dio would have been 70 today. How about posting your favorite metal song in his honor. Heaven & Hell Artist: Black Sabbath Price: $6.20 (As of 07/10/12 08:56 am details)
If not for legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio, the "metal horns" (\m/) may have never been created. Appreciated and admired for his numerous contributions to the classic metal scene (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Heaven & Hell--the list continues), Dio's legacy lives on in the hearts of metal-heads throughout the world. [ more › ]
Original Sabbath skin-thunderer (... drummer) Bill Ward is saltily boycotting the group's reunion and new Rick Rubin–produced album, which is exactly what Ward did when the metal pioneers got back together with Ronnie James Dio a few years ago. "I'm very, very sorry that it's fallen to this," Ward blogs (via ArtsBeat), ... More »
In 1984, Ronnie James Dio's eponymous band followed up the success of Holy Diver with their second album, The Last in Line. The title track was accompanied by a completely insane video directed by Don Coscarelli, director of Phantasm and Beastmaster. More »
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