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Ronnie James Dio

Rainbow in the Dark, a collection of memoirs by Ronnie James Dio, begins and ends at precisely the right place, just as Dio headline Madison Square Garden in June 1986 on their Sacred Heart tour, a time argued by many to be the height of Ronnie’s commercial success. The book …
Motorhead, The Netherlands, 22 November 1987

What began as a joke amongst friends, ‘Zwaartekracht’ was a hand made photocopied Dutch Heavy Metal News magazine, which over time changed its name to ‘Metal Europe’, became professionally printed and at it’s peak had a local readership of 1000 copies.  This is the remarkable story of Marko van Haren, Donald …
Rowan Robertson, at the Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio

It’s only right that on his birthday, this star-studded tribute show is held to raise funds for cancer research in the name of Ronnie James Dio. Put together by Wendy Dio, the event highlights her late husband’s stellar career from Rainbow through to his time with Sabbath and onto his …
Cover of Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow in the Dark - The Autobiography

In my favourite TV series, White Collar, one of the characters says that if you want a happy ending, it depends on when you end the story. And Rainbow in the Dark, a collection of memoirs by Ronnie James Dio, edited by his wife, Wendy, and renowned music writer Mick …
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

Rob Halford, Sammy Hagar, Tenacious D, Lzzy Hale and Sebastian Bach have been added to the participants of the Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s birthday bash. The star-studded list already includes Tony Iommi, the Appice brothers, Glenn Hughes, Jeff Pilson and Rudy Sarzo, with the event to …
Cover of Holy Diver Live, from Ronnie James DIO

I was there. But then again, I was at the Astoria every time Dio played there. This time, though, it was a bit special, to mark the twenty-first (ish) anniversary of the release of their first album, ‘Holy Diver’. Dio played the whole album live. Dio: Holy Diver Live Recorded …
Cover of Evil Or Divine by Ronnie James Dio

With a remastered sound, revamped cover artwork and additional goodies added to the CD and vinyl versions, this is a posthumous re-issue of Dio’s 2002 live album ‘Evil or Divine’. Dio – Evil or Divine, Live in New York City Recorded 13 December 2002 – Roseland Ballroom, New York Release …
Photo of the Cover of Black Sabbath's Heaven And Hell

The legendary Ronnie James Dio joined Black Sabbath in 1979 and the resulting first two studio albums ‘Heaven And Hell’ And ‘The Mob Rules’ gained classic album status. These two albums will be released on 5 March 2021 as remastered deluxe editions. Released in April 1980, ‘Heaven And Hell’ reached …
Photo of Doug Aldrich, from The Dead Daisies

Episode Twenty Two of MetalTalk TV features the legendary guitar player Doug Aldric, who spoke with Kahmel Farahani about the rather fantastic new Dead Daisies album ‘Holy Ground’. Doug tells us that writing with Glenn Hughes was a new adventure, and we think it has produced a great record. Here …
Photo of Rudy Sarzo -

In MTTV Episode Fifteen, MetalTalk spoke with the ‘Bass Wizard’ Rudy Sarzo, who has played with many of the greats in his time. Rudy talks about Ozzy and Randy Rhoads, touring with Dio, joining Whitesnake and why Quiet Riot was supposed to fail. Interview: Kahmel Farahani All Photography © Mark ‘Weissguy’ Weiss. Used …