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Tag Archives: Dio

Joey Belladonna joins Killswitch Engage for Dio cover

Posted by on April 13, 2017

Killswitch Engage got a little bit of a career boost about a decade ago when they covered Dio’s “Holy Diver.” It was loyal enough to the original as  to not to offend old school metalheads, came with a fun video, and was a song that just about everyone knew. Fast forward to 2017, and Killswitch […]

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Slayer, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden among those called out by Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament at rock hall induction

Posted by on April 10, 2017

While we didn’t attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past Friday, with the exception of Rush’s Geddy Lee playing bass with Yes as they were inducted, it doesn’t appear like we missed all that much. Journey was inducted, and while Steve Perry was present, he didn’t perform with the band, despite media […]

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Best Music Videos of the Week Ending 2/17

Posted by on February 20, 2017

  We have no idea when Marilyn Manson’s Say10 will be released. We thought it would hit on Valentine’s day, expected it in our New & Noteworthy, and saw a few beheading clips in the past that made us excited for it. However, aside from a small teaser on Marilyn Manson’s Instagram, we haven’t seen […]

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Dio hologram makes US debut at Pollstar Awards

Posted by on February 3, 2017

Later this year, you’ll get a chance to see the closest thing to an actual Dio concert since he passed in 2010. The Ronnie James Dio hologram made it’s debut last year at Wacken Open Air, and as it gets readied for a full-on tour later this year, it opened the 28th annual Pollstar Awards […]

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“Ronnie James Dio” to tour in 2017

Posted by on December 29, 2016

For those that love science fiction classics like The Terminator, Star Wars, Blade Runner and The Matrix, you would never imagine that these films would become part of our reality. However, hologram-like appearances left the big screen and came into our waking lives around 2012 at Coachella, with 2 Pac. Rolling Stone reported it was expensively created at […]

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You won’t be seeing a Disturbed hologram any time soon

Posted by on October 5, 2016

If you were at the Wacken Open Air Festival this year and saw Dio’s Disciples, you were probably blown away and maybe even a little scared to see a hologram of Ronnie James Dio pop up during the encore to perform “We Rock.” After that, the company that produced the hologram, Eyellusion, said that they planned […]

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Here’s official footage of the Dio hologram

Posted by on August 11, 2016

Eyellusion Live, the company that made the Dio hologram that debuted this past weekend at the Wacken Open Air Festival, have released official footage of the hologram in action. We’ve already discussed our overall thoughts on the hologram and the possibility of there being future holograms, and guess what? Our opinion isn’t going to change […]

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Headbangers Brawl: On the Dio hologram

Posted by on August 9, 2016

Four years ago, in the wake of Tupac’s hologram appearance at Coachella, we debated the legitimacy and future of holographic performances. While a few other deceased artists have been resurrected in holographic form since then, we at the time thought someone like Wendy Dio would be less than interested in rolling out a hologram version […]

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Remember When: Ronnie James Dio guided Tenacious D in ‘The Pick Of Destiny’

Posted by on August 9, 2016

  It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in […]

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Dio hologram debuts at Wacken [UPDATED]

Posted by on August 6, 2016

No, this isn’t a headline from The Hard Times. Earlier tonight at Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival, Dio’s Disciples closed out the sold-out festival, and for the encore, “We Rock,” a Dio hologram appeared courtesy of digital effects company Eyellusion. The hologram made history, marking the first time a hologram was used with a live band. […]

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