Archives for September 2010

Bill Ward on That Metal Show

If you’re in the US, and get the cable channel “VH1 Classic” and you read this site, then you probably know about a show called “That Metal Show”. It’s an interview show with host Eddie Trunk and a couple of his sidekicks. Eddie is a long time DJ in New York, has a weekly show […]

Tony Iommi / Ian Gillan Charity Song Update

This was posted today on Tony Iommi’s website. This souns seriously badass. Jon Lord? Nicko McBrain? w00t! In 1989 Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan were just a few names in a long list of talent involved in the recording of the Deep Purple track “Smoke on The Water.” This song was re-recorded to raise money […]

“Neon Nights” Live CD & DVD to be released

In this day of press releases, comes a release that’s more “modern” and isn’t a re-release of something. It’s a live CD & DVD from Heaven & Hell, and is the last professionally recorded appearance of Ronnie James Dio. Oh, we’ll see other re-releases of things, but in terms of his life and the final […]

Seventh Star & Eternal Idol Press Release

A couple of weeks ago, I broke the news that the Ray Gillen version of the Eternal Idol was to be released. Back then I didn’t have a formal press release, but I have that today. Below is the full press release for the two releases. One slightly different bit in the press release, however. […]

Ozzy Years Complete Albums Box Set Announced

Also, in a bit of a surprise came a press release with pictures of a new box set announced today by Sanctuary Records. It’s called “The Ozzy years – Complete Albums Box Set (Limited Collector’s Edition)”. This is a packaging of the various Sanctuary releases over the last 18 months or so in a box […]

Live at Last and Past Lives Re-Released

The pile of release announcements continues with some other releases from the past. As with the Seventh Star & Eternal Idol announcement, I’m here to announce that available now are Deluxe Edition versions of the “Live at Last” album, as well as “Past Lives”. These are available now (they were technically released yesterday). Both of […]

Dio: Holy Diver Live to come out on Blu-Ray

The late Ronnie James Dio was one of the greatest rock singers of all time, most notably with Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own band Dio. It was at London’s Astoria Theatre on October 22nd 2005 that Dio took to the stage to deliver one of the most memorable performances of their career. Not only […]

Ray Gillen Eternal Idol to be Released – FOR REAL!

I’ve been running this site now for a little over 15 years. In all that time, I get a LOT of requests for bootlegs and whatnot. I generally don’t participate in that stuff, since I do not have time for it. However, it doesn’t stop people from asking. And in all that time, by far […]

Really good Geezer Butler Interview

Short and sweet. If you haven’t seen this interview with Geezer Butler, where he talks about the death of Dio, the Paranoid album, and a bunch of other things, you’re missing out. Go read this interview over at!