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Tag Archives: Rainbow

Today in Metal: ‘Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll’ by Rainbow turns 36 years old

Posted by on May 7, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 36 years ago today, Dio and Ritchie Blackmore released their final Rainbow album, Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll together. This is Dio’s last album with Ritchie Blackmore. It’s also easily my favorite Rainbow album. I […]

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In Defense Of Their Good Name: Tony Martin-era Black Sabbath

Posted by on April 3, 2014

It’s hard being a Black Sabbath fan when your favorite era of the band isn’t the Ozzy era. A typical conversation I have with other Sabbath fans goes something like this… Them: “Oh hey! You’re a Black Sabbath fan?” Me: “Yeah, but probably not the same type as you.” Them: “What do you mean?” Me: […]

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Metallica streaming “Ronnie Rising” Rainbow tribute medley

Posted by on March 24, 2014

While all Metallica talk had been focused on their new song last week, today we get to hear a new cover from the group. Well more specifically, we get to hear Metallica’s “Ronnie Rise,” a medley of four Rainbow classics the band recorded for Dio tribute album, Ronnie James Dio… This is Your Life. The […]

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Watch Lorde Sing Rainbow’s “Man On A Silver Mountain”

Posted by on November 15, 2013

17 year old Lorde has become an indie pop sensation lately thanks to her massive hit “Royals.” Now video of the New Zealand songstress performing at an even younger age has surfaced online, including one of her singing Rainbow’s “Man On A Silver Mountain” The performance reportedly took place at a “Battle of the Bands” […]

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Scene report: Metal in Japan – it’s more than just Babymetal

Posted by on October 30, 2013

Hey awesome Metal Insider readers! I’m Anthony Maisano. Last summer, I was an intern for Metal Insider, and a frequent contributor to the site. Currently, I am studying abroad in Fukuoka, Japan. Like almost every other country in the world, Japan too has its metal scene. I wanted to see if I could find out what […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Shortest Rock Stars

Posted by on September 16, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Rock stars are often perceived as being larger than life. Posters, album covers, and band photos are shot from low camera angles with the band looking down at the lens. We hear the screams and conjure an image that our […]

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Now Vinny Appice Is Playing With TWO Dio Tribute Groups

Posted by on May 14, 2013

Since Ronnie James Dio’s death, numerous all-star Dio tribute groups have come to fruition. The two most notable, though, are Dio Disciples (featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens and Dio’s last lineup) and the more recently formed Last In Line (lead by guitarist Vivian Campbell and his former Dio bandmates). Now those two tributes have something in […]

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Anthrax Isn’t The Only Band Putting Out A Covers EP

Posted by on January 31, 2013

After the relative success of their debut album Omerta, supergroup Adrenaline Mob has announced a U.S. tour and a covers EP. The goofily-named EP, Coverta, will be released on March 12, the same day the tour starts. This will be the most extensively the band has toured since their album came out last year. And given […]

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Former Dio/Rainbow Bassist Jimmy Bain Arrested For DUI And Possession Of Pills

Posted by on August 30, 2012

He may be best known for playing bass on “Holy Diver,” but now he has many saying “holy crap.” According to TMZ, former Dio and Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain was arrested Tuesday night (August 28) for DUI and illegally possessing prescription meds. Bain was reportedly in a minor car accident in Burbank, CA around 9:30 […]

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Big Brother 13’s Adam Poch on Jenn Arroyo – Week 5

Posted by on August 16, 2012

Adam Poch, Big Brother 13′s “Heavy Metal Teddy Bear” and known metalhead, will be recapping the week in Big Brother 14′s current season for as long as former Kittie bassist Jenn Arroyo remains on the show. As long as Jenn’s in the game, Adam will weigh in. You can also follow him on Twitter at @heavymetalteddy. *** […]

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