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  RONNIE JAMES DIO, JULY 10 1942 – MAY 16 2010. LEGEND
16th May 2012

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Some things will never die and will last forever. The lover of life's not a sinner. The ending is just a beginner. The closer you get to the meaning. The sooner you'll know that you're dreaming.

Seven. It would be easy to select seventy great Ronnie James Dio tracks. Well if it seems to be real, it's illusion. For every moment of truth, there's confusion in life. Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer.

Some things are true and always will be, forever. The world is full of Kings and Queens, who blind your eyes and steal your dreams, it's Heaven and Hell, oh well. And they'll tell you black is really white, the moon is just the sun at night, and when you walk in golden halls, you get to keep the gold that falls.

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Country Girl

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."

When A Woman Cries

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without."


"However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?"

Lonely Is The Word

"There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it."

Rainbow In The Dark

"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger."

Children Of The Sea

"When words are both true and kind, they can change our world."

Love Is All

"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."

All quotes in speech marks by Buddha circa 411-483 BCE. Black Sabbath's 'Heaven and Hell' lyrics, as used in the first three paragraphs written by Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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