Tag: Holy Diver

RONNIE JAMES DIO Was in a ’50’s Rockabilly Band?

Did you know that Ronnie James Dio was in a Rockabilly band in the 1950’s?  According to Mike Floorwalker at Cracked.com, Ronnie was a member of the Vegas Kings.  Once Ronnie became the lead vocalist, he changed the name of the band to Ronnie and the Red Caps.  Check out him singing in the video …

Get Your Holy Diver 30th Anniversary Hoody!

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Holy Diver.  Dio Store is proud to announce this brand new design which features a new take on the classic album art. Dio rocked our world with Holy Diver and now you can rock your own piece of this historic album art. This item is a Pre-order.  Orders will begin shipping …

DIO’s “Dream Evil” to Be Released as 2-CD Deluxe Edition

Dio’s Dream Evil 2-CD deluxe edition will be released by Universal on March 4.  The album was Dio’s fourth album released back on July 21, 1987.  The album features former Rough Cutt members Craig Goldy and Claude Schnell, and includes the singles “All The Fools Sailed Away” and “I Could Have Been a Dreamer”. Dream Evil was Dio’s last album to feature drummer Vinny …

VIVIAN CAMPBELL Reforms Original DIO Linup; Regrets Animosity with Ronnie James Dio

Vivian Campbell regrets the mudslinging between him and former bandmate Ronnie James Dio. Additionally, he’s trying to reclaim ownership of Dio songs he wrote, but couldn’t even bring himself to listen to for many years. The pair had a musically successful, but personally difficult, relationship in Dio between 1982 and 1986, when Campbell was fired. …

DIO DISCIPLES To Begin Touring Sept. 22nd

Dio Disciples, a band comprised of former Dio members Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, Rudy Sarzo, with singers Tim Owens and Toby Jepson, have announced dates for their upcoming US headlining tour. The group pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio by performing songs from the late frontman’s classic discography. Dio’s widow, Wendy, wrote on the Dio …

AXEL RUDI PELL To Release ‘The Ballads IV’ September 27, 2011 in North America

Another seven years has passed since the release of the “The Ballads III”.  Seven years of writing, recording and collecting even more emotional and melancholic songs. To keep with the tradition, the band decided to record 3 brand new tracks for this ballad compilation. Here is a short introduction by AXEL himself to every new song in the …

DIO: ‘Holy Diver Live’ To Receive Blu-Ray Release

Revered as one of the greatest hard rock/metal singers of all time, Ronnie James Dio brought a stylized and powerful nature to heavy music. Eagle Rock will commemorate his legacy with the high-definition release of “Holy Diver Live” — on Blu-ray October 12. Ronnie and his band whipped the crowd into a frenzy at London’s Astoria Theatre on …

Ronnie James Dio: ‘Best Of’ Guitar Tab Book Available – Sept. 19, 2010

Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation has just released “Best Of Ronnie James Dio”, featuring note-for-note transcriptions of 12 tunes from the electrifying frontman of RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH and DIO: * Don’t Talk to Strangers * Heaven and Hell * Holy Diver * King of Rock & Roll * The Last in Line * Man on the …

DIO: VH-1 Classic Pays Tribute to Ronnie James Dio

VH1 Classic is celebrating the life and career of BLACK SABBATH/DIO/HEAVEN AND HELL singer Ronnie James Dio with a special tribute, “Dedicated To Dio,” on Saturday, May, 22 at 11:30PM. Following “That Metal Show” at 11PM, host Eddie Trunk will take viewers on a special half-hour celebration showcasing rare interview footage, including DIO’s appearances on …

Killswitch Engage Reveal Album Title, Cover Art For Upcoming Release

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have announced the title for their eagerly anticipated fourth album for Roadrunner Records. The title is Killswitch Engage. The album, produced by Brendan O’Brien (AC/DC, Rage Against the Machine) and co-produced by guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, will hit stores on June 30. Some of the working track titles for the album include “Reckoning,” “The …

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