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Tag Archives: Dio

Graphic Novel Based on Ronnie James Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’ Album Cover Announced

Posted by on August 26, 2020

  The cover of Dio’s debut album Holy Diver is one of the most iconic in metal. Now, the artwork’s backstory is being written as a graphic novel set for release next year. According to a press release: “acclaimed horror comics writer Steve Niles will tell the tale behind the events leading to the powerful […]

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60 bands disbanded in the 21st Century so far (2000-2020)

Posted by on January 10, 2020

As we saw with bands such as Mötley Crüe, Rage Against the Machine, Vio-lence, Mr.Bungle, Possessed, Exhorder, and many more that have disbanded/went on a hiatus and returned, there’s always a chance for a group to reform. They can also reappear for a quick reunion just to disappear again and sometimes come back once more, […]

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Metal Insider’s Top Ten Shocking Moments of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 31, 2019

  The metal community has been slammed with ups and downs over the last ten years. The death toll alone requires its own column. We’ve had significant losses throughout the decade, including Peter Steele, Ronnie James Dio, Wayne Static, Lemmy Kilmister, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Oli Herbert, Jill Janus, and many more. We’ve seen bands […]

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2019’s Black Friday ‘Record Store Day’ releases include Slipknot, Jinjer, Life of Agony, and more

Posted by on October 9, 2019

The extensive list of albums that are being exclusively released for this year’s annual Black Friday Record Store Day on November 29th have been revealed. We looked over the entire catalog and made a few selections from metal, hard rock and other classic rock albums. Artists include Life of Agony, Jinjer, Slipknot, Overkill, and more. […]

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U.S tour dates revealed for Ronnie James Dio hologram trek

Posted by on April 9, 2019

Whether you are excited or just curious, seeing a Dio headlining tour in 2019 is surreal. Back in 2017, we saw the debut of  Dio’s hologram and over two years later, one of the most talked about tours is finally happening. The U.S. trek, presented by Eyellusion kicks off on May 31st in Ft. Myers […]

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Watch official trailer of Ronnie James Dio hologram tour

Posted by on March 28, 2019

Although Ronnie James Dio is sadly no longer with us after losing his battle with cancer in 2010, the greatest voice in heavy metal history lives on! The Dio Returns Tour has just been announced! You can see the trailer for the trek below. While the visual part of the tour will be made possible […]

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Interview: Simon Wright (former AC/DC, Dio) on Let There Be Rock Orchestrated, new Dream Child album, Dio Hologram

Posted by on October 29, 2018

Simon Wright (drummer) currently of Dio Disciples and the new supergroup Dream Child featuring guitarist Craig Goldy (Dio), bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio), keyboardist Wayne Findlay (Michael Schenker Group) and Diego Valdez and also known for his work with AC/DC, Dio, Rhino Bucket, UFO etc. has recently participated in the Bowl […]

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Interview: Wendy Dio talks Bowl for Ronnie, loyalty of metal fans

Posted by on October 24, 2018

Tomorrow (25th) is the fourth annual Bowl for Ronnie celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer fund. We spoke to Wendy Dio on the event, looking back on managing her late husband, loyalty of metal fans, and more. What are you looking forward to the most about this year’s […]

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Ryan Adams: Melvins led to Mandy Moore divorce

Posted by on October 12, 2018

Many in the indie rock world are familiar with Ryan Adams. The New York singer-songwriter who apparently got The Strokes into heroin was married to actress and former pop star Mandy Moore from 2009 to 2015. And while the most popular album Adams has had in years was a song for song cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 […]

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2018’s Black Friday ‘Record Store Day’ releases include Chris Cornell, Type O Negative, GNR, Judas Priest, and more

Posted by on October 10, 2018

The extensive list of albums that are being exclusively released for this year’s annual Black Friday Record Store Day on November 23rd have been revealed. We looked over the entire catalog and made a few selections from metal, hard rock and other classic rock albums. Artists include A Perfect Circle, Type O Negative, Babymetal, Anthrax, […]

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