Jimmy Bain in 1983 (photo by Dana Wullenwaber) More sad news in the music world. Bassist Jimmy Bain, who played with Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore in Rainbow during the Rising era and was later a longtime member of...
Heavy-metal legend Ronnie James Dio died five years ago this Saturday after a short but intense battle with cancer. One of his biggest fans is Jack Black. Along with his Tenacious D bandmate, Kyle Gass, Black paid tribute to the onetime Black Sabbath and Rainbow frontman by writing a song...
This Saturday will mark the fifth anniversary of the death of legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio. The powerful voice behind genre classics such as “Holy Diver” and “Rainbow in the Dark” was silenced at the age of 67 by stomach cancer. But if Ronnie’s widow Wendy Dio has...
A little over three minutes into “Temple Doors,” the opening track from the debut album by Philadelphia doom metal band Crypt Sermon, frontman Brooks Wilson sings the seemingly nonsensical phrase “fool, fool.” The words float there, isolated, between the song’s first chorus and second verse, and they don’t appear again. Show More Summary
Bassist Craig Gruber, who played with Ronnie James Dio in legendary groups Rainbow and Elf, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 63 following a battle with prostate cancer. Gruber joined Elf in 1973, according to Loudwire, taking over...Show More Summary
Veteran hard rock/heavy metal bassist Craig Gruber died yesterday (5/5), after battling prostate cancer, Blabbermouth reports. He was 63. Gruber was a member of Elf, one of the early bands of Ronnie James Dio (who we lost in 2010),....
Today bears no anniversary for the metal legend Ronald James Padavona, known to the music world as Ronnie James Dio. It’s a month before the anniversary of his passing and his birthday isn’t until July 10th. However, that doesn’t change the fact that Dio‘s influence is felt every day, with every modern day metalhead owing […]
Shark Diver Magazine recently concluded their October expedition to Tiger Beach in the northern Bahamas, and their interactions with the local tiger sharks have been expertly set to a 1980’s classic by Ronnie James Dio. Steve Cruz recorded...Show More Summary
Okay, that's it. We're done. Skyrim is vanquished, and Ronnie James Dio can now mount his big clean tiger and ride it down into the midnight sea full of shiny diamonds like the eyes of a cat in the black and blue. Or something.Who knows, maybe Dio's adventures in Skyrim will continue someday... Show More Summary
My old roommate told me there's some trick to Skyrim dungeons where if you follow one of the walls all the way around, you'll find the exit, or something, but I never listened to him. I'm still actually mad because he buckled my frying...Show More Summary
Our ongoing look at what it would be like if the late heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio continues his exploration of Skyrim. I like to think, in a decade or so, people will look back on this video series the same way they on that Ken Burns documentary about that thing that he did.
As Ronnie James Dio continues through the land of Skyrim on his stolen horse, we turn our magnifying glasses of journalistic criticism and nitpickery on Metallica and U2. What is the relationship between these two bands of musicians?Watch our dumb video to find out.
Here's the fourth part of the idiotic Skyrim Let's Play series Bill and I have been doing. The hook is this: we're playing Skyrim, but our character KIND OF looks like Ronnie James Dio. So, we're talking about heavy metal and that sort of thing. Show More Summary
In the third part of our ongoing investigative series on what it would be like if heavy metal pioneer Ronnie James Dio was, in fact, a mage in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. In this installment, we forget more lyrics, and Max's girlfriend gets home from work, only to find a very special surprise waiting for her. Is it tacos? (Yes. That's exactly what it is.)
Max and I decided to start a playthrough of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as the late Ronnie James Dio, the heavy metal legend who had a music video that kinda looks like Skyrim. There's only one problem; Max can't remember any Dio lyrics correctly. It's okay though; we had good beer and bad tacos.
Dir: Jules Jordan Rating: 9 JulesJordan.com Ronnie James Dio, the deceased heavy metal singer who served as Ozzy Osbourne’s replacement in Black Sabbath from 1980 to 1982, was a very tiny man with a very tiny sense of humor. He was born...Show More Summary
While I will always be willing to state that Ronnie James Dio has an astounding voice, I never really thought of him as a jazz singer. Well, with the power of the internet and a few hours of spare time (probably a lot more than that) my imagination can take a break and I can [...]
I had such high hopes for this album. I should have known that it wouldn’t be able to live up to the hype. For those of you who don’t know ‘Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life’ is a tribute album to the late Ronnie James Dio. With sneak previews of songs by Corey Taylor Read more [+]
The Ronnie James Dio tribute album This Is Your Life was just released. It includes artists like Metallica, Anthrax, Rob Halford and many others covering songs from various eras of Ronnie's career including Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio. Show More Summary
Hard rock/metal legends Metallica have recorded a Dio medley song entitled “Ronnie Rising” for the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album Ronnie James Dio: This is Your Life. The track combines four tracks: “A Light in the Black”, “Tarot Woman”, “Stargazer”, and “Kill the King”.... Read More