Tag: Singer Ronnie

RONNIE JAMES DIO Second Awards Gala Set for Halloween Night

  The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund’s second Awards Gala, set for Halloween night, Wednesday, October 31 at the Avalon nightclub in Hollywood, will include a live performance by Dio Disciples, comprising former members of the band Dio, with a number of prominent rock musicians joining them on stage for an …

RONNIE JAMES DIO and Elf: Release of Soundtrack ‘And Before Elf…There Were Elves’

Over the years, legendary singer Ronnie James Dio fronted some of the most popular/enduring hard rock/heavy metal bands of all-time, including Rainbow, Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell, and Dio. But before all of these bands, there was Elf. Described as a “Rock/Honky Tonk/Blues band” a forthcoming release, ‘And Before Elf…There Were Elves’ will prove that Ronnie …

LEMMY, RUDY SARZO Join GIRLSCHOOL On ‘Emergency Haiti 2010’ Charity Single

MOTÖRHEAD‘s Lemmy Kilmister, bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT), veteran British female hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL and 25 young musicians from Cornwall’s live youth music project Livewire are featured on the “Emergency Haiti 2010” charity single put together to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. The cover …

High Voltage Festival Coverage

This weekend in the UK, 24th/25th the High Voltage Festival takes place in Victoria Park East London. Braingell Radios very own UK media geek, Pitbull, will be on site all weekend pouncing on the unsuspecting stars of the festival. FIRST SHOW IN 15 YEARS Emerson, Lake and Palmer reunited on stage to celebrate their 40th …

Tony Iommi, The Future of Heaven and Hell, And Black Sabbath

Paul Cole of the Sunday Mercury recently conducted an interview with the legendary BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN & HELL guitarist Tony Iommi. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. On late HEAVEN & HELL/BLACK SABBATH singer Ronnie James Dio: “I first met Ronnie at a party in Los Angeles, and we got on well. I liked …

MACHINE HEAD: Robb Flynn records Debbie Abono tribute

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has recorded audio and video of an acoustic cover of BLACK SABBATH’s “Die Young” song from the classic “Heaven and Hell” album for free download in tribute to the late Debbie Abono, who sadly passed away on the same day as legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio.  In a …

Wendy Dio Comments On So-Called Charity Tributes

Wendy Dio, wife/manager of late singer Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO, ELF), has released the following statement via Ronnie‘s official web site: “Dear friends and fans of Ronnie, I have seen lately on BLABBERMOUTH.NET a lot of announcements of bands releasing ‘so-called’ Dio tribute CDs. “Please do not be fooled …

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 …

Visual Tribute to DIO!

Members of JUDAS PRIEST, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, QUEENSRŸCHE, Y&T, TWISTED SISTER and WHITESNAKE are among the musicians who paid tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) during yesterday’s (Monday, May 17) special edition of “Eddie Trunk Live” on Sirius (channel 19) / XM Radio (channel …

DIO, More Tributes!

Guitarist Jeff Waters of Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR has released the following statement regarding the passing of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW): “[Ronnie] was a super-nice person, uniquely talented and has left us all with great music. In a way, it will strange to live …

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