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Tag Archives: Elf

Bassist Craig Gruber passes away

Posted by on May 6, 2015

Bassist Craig Gruber, who played on Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, and two Elf albums with Ronnie James Dio, passed away yesterday at the age of 63. Gruber was in Black Sabbath for a quick minute, too, after Dio replaced Ozzy. Geezer Butler, who posted a link to Gruber’s medical fundraiser earlier this year, left the band but would return to record Heaven and Hell […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow’ by Rainbow turns 39 years old

Posted by on August 4, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 39 years ago today, then newly departed Deep Purple guitarist recruited  a then mostly unknown vocalist to record a solo effort he had been working on. The vocalist became a legend with the […]

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Hatebreed’s Frank Novinec: “At The End Of The Day, It’s Not Really About Metal Or Hardcore”

Posted by on February 4, 2013

2012 marked a major year for Hatebreed. Not only did it mark the tenth anniversary of Perseverance, but it had also been 15 years since the release of Hatebreed’s debut full-length, Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire. Yet despite celebrating its legacy on the road, Hatebreed proved they were far from reaching its peak by […]

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Record Store Day’s Black Friday Includes Special Metal Releases

Posted by on October 21, 2011

Record Store Day’s Black Friday event includes special vinyl releases from bands like Dream Theater, Rainbow, and Elf, plus a 7” inch split single from Jamey Jasta and All That Remains.

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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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