Archives for November 2012

An Angel is Missing – A Dio Career Retrospective

If you’ve been following me for awhile (and especially on Twitter), you’ll know I like to post playlists.  Given my overall music collection is so gigantic, I generally have a playlist for every band I like.  I’ve posted several of them to twitter.  However, this afternoon when I was thinking about Ronnie James Dio, I […]

Vinyl Box Set to Be Released UPDATED x2

On December 12, 2012, Universal Records will release a rather interesting box set.  It’s called “Black Sabbath: The Vinyl Collection 1970-1978”.   It will contain the original 8 Ozzy era 1970’s studio albums.   It also contains the Live at Last album (which actually came out in 1980), and a book with tour programs, a […]

Black Friday Giveaway Winners

Over the weekend, I ran a contest where I was giving away a whole slew of prizes.   Over the years I’ve run this site, I’ve gotten friendly with several folks at various record labels, and to that, they send me things to use as giveaways for prizes.  However, from time to time, the giveaways […]

Guitar Auction for Dio Cancer Fund

CELEBRITY GUITAR AUCTION TO BENEFIT RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND Nearly 100 Donated Guitars Will be Auctioned on Saturday, December 1 at 2PM at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, CA to Raise Money for Dio Cancer Fund

Southern Cross Concert Review – Bergen Norway

Here’s something special.   Most of you know of the Dio Disciples band, carrying on the legacy of Ronnie James Dio.  Heck, I wrote about their concert last Sunday night.  However, they’re not the only band out there doing that right now.   Earlier this year, I wrote about “The Southern Cross“, a band that’s […]

Dio Disciples Concert Review – Nov 4, 2012

On Sunday night, November 4th, I went to see the Dio Disciples band in Dallas.  It was in a really small club named Trees.   I say small, because it’s really the kind of place that’s meant for local bands.  I mean this was SMALL small.   When I saw Black Sabbath on the Cross […]

Behind the Scenes of “The Shining” Video Shoot

A very interesting piece of video cropped up today in my inbox, I wanted to share it immediately. As you might remember, 1987 was a very turbulent year in the band’s history. The album that came out that year (The Eternal Idol) turned out to be a quite solid release, despite it’s gestational nightmare. In […]

New Tony Iommi Interview

There’s a new video interview up with Tony Iommi from the Dio cancer benefit last night.  It’s a short video, but it’s packed with goodies.  From the video, we can gather this..