Ronnie’s Last Stand

10 years ago today, was the last time that Ronnie James Dio took the stage for a concert.  I was fortunate to be able to send a couple of guys to film video of the last show on that tour (in my name – I wasn’t there), and y’all have seen the product of that […]

Dio covers album “This Is Your Life”

There’s a new Dio covers album coming out this spring that benefits the RJD Stand up for Cancer charity.  It’s a good cause, and has a lot of cool artists on it.   Anthrax, Metallica, Rob Halford, Halestorm, Scorpions, and plenty others.  Cool factoid – Halestorm opened for Heaven & Hell on the last concert […]

Magica Deluxe Edition Review

Magica is an album I’ve written about on my site many times before.  I’ve always felt it was an under appreciated album.    What’s weird about this, the lone official “concept” album in the Dio catalogue is that it doesn’t work for me as a concept album.  Never has.   To this day, I have […]

Happy 30th, Holy Diver!

Today (March 25th) is the 30th anniversary (in the United States anyway) of the original release of the first, and arguably the best Dio album, “Holy Diver”.    Man, thirty years, eh?  I know time is the enemy that marches on, never stopping, never ceasing, but when you reach milestones like that about things from […]

Dio’s Magica Deluxe Edition Coming June 25

Just a tad over 13 years (has it been that long, really) the album “Magica” was released by Dio.  This album was a turning point in Dio’s career.  He had just come off a couple of albums with Tracy G, and to a lot of long time Dio fans, those albums didn’t sit well.  Not […]

Dream Evil Deluxe Edition

The next album in the series of Dio Deluxe Editions is about to be released – on March 4, 2013.  Last year we got the first three Dio studio albums (plus the first live one, Intermission).  I got a lot of emails asking when the next one was coming out, and today I got a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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