Tag: Simon Wright

DIO’s Final Studio Album “Master of the Moon” to be Issued as Picture Disc

Ronnie James Dio’s stellar musical career was matched by very few, and what turned out to be the last-ever studio album released by his solo band, Dio, will be issued as a picture disc on June 5th. ‘Master of the Moon’ will be released via the Niji Entertainment Group, and is the first time the …

“DimeBash 2011” at The Key Club Dec. 14th

Now here’s something that I’m going to try and go to.  The second Dimebash!  Fellow musicians pay homage to one of metal’s beloved fallen heroes by performing songs either written by or that were an inspiration to Dimebag Darrell.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer …

Collectible DIO RELEASES Available Thru Niji Entertainment

Without question, Ronnie James Dio was one of the greatest vocalists in hard rock/heavy metal history, who built a fanatical and devoted following during his multi-decade career. And in the coming months, Dio collectors will have the opportunity to pick up some truly one-of-a-kind releases – a limited edition picture disc of Elf’s self-titled debut …

DIO DISCIPLES Announce Tour Dates

Dio’s music will live on forever!   Ronnie James Dio’s friends and/or former band mates are making sure of it and have reunited as Dio Disciples consisting of singers Tim “Ripper” Owens and Toby Jepson, guitarist Craig Goldy, bassist Rudy Sarzo, keyboardist Scott Warren, and drummer Simon Wright has announced a string of dates (with …

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 …

DIO DISCIPLES: New Band Formed to Pay Tribute to Ronnie James Dio

Despite his passing last year, Ronnie James Dio‘s popularity seems to be at an all-time high. And to pay tribute to one of heavy metal’s all-time great vocalists, a new group has been assembled, named Dio Disciples. The band will be touring Europe this summer, and will be comprised of such former Dio band members …

Limited Edition of Dio’s LP “Killing the Dragon” to Be Issued / Band Members to Make In-Store California Appearance

To coincide with this year’s Record Store Day (which falls on Saturday, April 16th), Niji Entertainment will be issuing a very special, LIMITED EDITION,  Deluxe Numbered Picture Disc LP of Dio’s 2002 release, ‘Killing the Dragon,’ of which only 2,500 copies will be made. Each copy will be numbered in a unique way – by …

TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of JUDAS PRIEST’s ‘Live In London’

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of JUDAS PRIEST’s “Live In London” album with a special performance at Gillmanfest – Barquisimetal 2011 on March 26 in Venezuela. In addition to playing PRIEST classics, Ripper will perform solo material and will be joined …

Phil Anselmo to Perform at Dimebash 2010

Is the legendary Philip Anselmo set to perform at Dimebash 2010? After Dimebash 2010 details were released last week, an Artisan News piece with Kerry King is hinting at this year’s stage will be hit by the man who polarizes opinions about PANTERA — Philip Anselmo. “Rita’s [Haney, Dimebag‘s longtime girlfriend] busting my balls to do …

Dimebash 2010

On October 29 at the Key Club in West Hollywood, CA, fans and an all-star lineup will gather to celebrate the life of a heavy metal legend – it is the announcement of this year’s DIMEBASH 2010, in honor of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. “The thing I remember the most about Darrell was the way he …

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