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Tag Archives: Vinny Appice

Vinny Appice not happy about internet leak of Jimmy Bain’s death

Posted by on January 26, 2016

As some of you know, former Dio and Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain passed away over the weekend. The news started to spread after Bain’s former Dio bandmate Simon Wright posted about it on his Facebook and it seems like Vinny Appice was not too happy about it. Bain passed away  aboard of the MSC Divina, […]

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New & Noteworthy, March 3rd – You Can’t Kill Rock and Roll

Posted by on March 3, 2015

Although this year has started off on a fairly slow note, time and experience have proven that the release calendar is hardly a measure of the spirit of metal fans. 2015 is going to be a big year for heavy music, make no mistake. In the meantime, don’t skip out on what this week has […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Mob Rules’ by Black Sabbath turns 33 years old

Posted by on November 4, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. This is my favorite album of all time. It’s just a masterpiece. This album is EVERYTHING Heaven and Hell was, but with a TON more fire and energy behind the band. Songs like […]

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Today in Metal: ‘The Last in Line’ by Dio turns 30 years old

Posted by on July 2, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 30 years ago today, Dio released the followup to his legendary Holy Diver, and called it The Last in Line. Just yesterday we spoke about the greatest albums of 1984, and of course, this is one […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Dehumanizer’ by Black Sabbath came out 22 years ago

Posted by on June 22, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 22 years ago today, Dio rejoined Black Sabbath to create one of their heaviest albums of all time, Dehumanizer. Dehumanizer is truly one of the most underrated albums of all time in my […]

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Today in Metal: ‘The Devil You Know’ by Heaven and Hell turns five years old

Posted by on April 28, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Five years ago today, Dio’s final studio album, a reunion with Sabbath was released on April 28th. Sabbath’s reunion with Dio is still Sabbath, even with a new name. And it’s still just […]

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Headbangers Brawl: So, about those Golden Gods Awards…

Posted by on April 25, 2014

And just like that, the 6th Annual Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Awards are in the books. And yeah, it almost seems like they’re engineered just to troll metal fans and appeal to the lowest common denominator of metal fan. However, they’re good for debating, so with the winners announced, we thought it might be appropriate […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Headless Cross’ by Black Sabbath turns 25 years old

Posted by on April 17, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Black Sabbath’s Tony Martin-era magnum opus, Headless Cross. Released on April 17th, 1989. Here we have, in my opinion, the best album of the Tony Martin-era of Sabbath. One of my favorite […]

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New Dio tribute album “This Is Your Life” features Metallica, Rob Halford, Anthrax, and more

Posted by on February 6, 2014

We’ve seen a few different tributes to Ronnie James Dio ever since he died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010, but this is a doozy. A new all-star tribute album titled This Is Your Life is coming via Rhino set to release on April 1, 2014 (and if you think it’s April Fools, the mob rules). […]

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Exclusive Premiere: Kill Devil Hill, “No Way Out”

Posted by on October 21, 2013

In a little more than a week, Kill Devil Hill will be releasing their sophomore album, Revolution Rise. Nothing less than a supergroup, KDH has former Pantera/Down bassist Rex Brown, former Dio, Black Sabbath and Heaven and Hell drummer Vinny Appice, and ex-Pissing Razors vocalist Dewey Bragg. The only way the group, which is rounded out […]

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