Tag Archives: Wendy Dio

Rudy Sarzo: “In Order To Keep Ozzy Alive We Kept Him Occupied”

Posted by on July 19, 2012

Until this week, the only record that Ozzy Osbourne fans had of the vulnerable time in between the death of guitarist Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee’s time in the band that started with 1983′s Bark at the Moon was the now-out-of-print Speak of the Devil. The 1982 double-live album, which featured Night Ranger guitarist Brad Gillis, […]

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Drummer Vinny Appice On The Birth Of Kill Devil Hill, Black Sabbath’s Current Predicament, And Working With Dave Grohl

Posted by on May 9, 2012

Hearing the names Black Sabbath and Pantera attached to a  project is without a doubt a great way to get any metal fan’s attention. So the fact drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell) and bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down), along with singer Dewey Bragg (Pissing Razors) and guitarist Mark Zavon (Ratt, W.A.S.P., […]

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Metallica To Cover Dio, Deep Purple Songs For Compilations

Posted by on April 20, 2012

Just from looking at Garage Days Re-Revisited and Garage Inc., you can tell Metallica enjoy covering their influences. Soon they’ll be covering two more: Dio and Deep Purple. In an interview with Metal Hammer, Metallica’s James Hetfield revealed that they’ll be on the Ronnie James Dio tribute album that’s due out sometime before the end of the […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 4/20: Are Holograms The Wave Of The Future?

Posted by on April 20, 2012

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. By now, you’ve probably seen or heard about Tupac’s resurrection appearance during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s Coachella performance last weekend in hologram form. […]

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Dave Grohl And Rob Halford Pick Songs For Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album

Posted by on January 10, 2012

Back in February of last year, Ronnie James Dio’s widow Wendy revealed that she was putting together an all-star tribute album to the late metal legend. At the time, she confirmed that artists like Rob Halford, Dave Grohl, Lemmy Kilmister, Alice Cooper, Sebastian Bach and Glen Hughes were either in talks or were on board […]

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Wendy Dio To Re-release Hear N’ Aid Charity Single “Stars”

Posted by on November 1, 2011

In the 80’s, the mainstream had charity songs like “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and “We Are The World,” where the biggest names in pop sang together to raise awareness and money for famine relief in Africa. The metal community, though, had Hear N’ Aid’s “Stars.” Launched by Ronnie James Dio and then Dio members […]

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Lemmy’s Head Cat Project Signs To Niji Entertainment

Posted by on April 14, 2011

The Head Cat, a rockabilly punk group featuring Lemmy Kilmister, Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats) and Danny B. Harvey (Rockats, 13 Cats, Lonesome Spurs), has signed a new recording deal with Niji Entertainment, the label founded by Ronnie James Dio’s widow/manager Wendy Dio.

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Tim “Ripper” Owens To Tour With Former Dio Members

Posted by on March 21, 2011

It was announced this past weekend that singers Tim “Ripper” Owens and Toby Jepson will be touring with former members of Dio under the moniker Dio’s Disciples. Owens and Jepson will join Rudy Sarzo (bass), Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) on the road to pay tribute the late great Ronnie James Dio. Wendy Dio, Ronnie James Dio’s […]

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Halford, Grohl, Lemmy And Many Others Reportedly On Board For Dio Tribute Album

Posted by on February 28, 2011

Since forming Niji Records and the Stand Up And Shout Fund (which benefits cancer research) to honor the late Ronnie James Dio, his widow Wendy Dio has been doing a lot to keep the great singer’s legacy alive. But it looks like in addition to everything she’s already done, Mrs. Dio is putting together one […]

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Revolver Golden Gods Nominees To Be Announced Next Week

Posted by on February 16, 2011

The nominees for the 3rd annual Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Awards will be revealed on February 24 at the Nokia Club in Los Angeles. Chris Jericho, Alice Cooper, Mick Mars of Motley Crue and Wendy Dio (widow of Ronnie James Dio) are expected to be on hand for the announcement.

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