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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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Ronnie James Dio Would Have Been 70 Today

Posted by on July 10, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6IPBN6ARkE[/youtube]There’s really not much more to say about Ronnie James Dio’s legacy that hasn’t been said already. So on today, the day he would have turned 70, we’ll simply give you this extended version of one of his most underrated classics, Rainbow’s “Stargazer.” While he’s missed by everyone, his music will live on forever.

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In Honor Of Ronnie James Dio

Posted by on May 16, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6cnPRjx8B4[/youtube] We already shared with you 3 Inches Of Blood’s lyric video tribute to Ronnie James Dio. However, we still felt as though we needed to do more to honor the metal legend on the second anniversary of his death. That’s when we remembered A Special From The Spectrum. Originally released on VHS in 1984 […]

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3 Inches Of Blood Pay Tribute To Ronnie James Dio With New Lyric Video

Posted by on May 16, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsoZKvdmtmA[/youtube] As you all know by now, today (May 16) marks the two year anniversary of Ronnie James Dio’s death. While his legacy will always live on, it’s without a doubt that Dio’s presence is still missed. However, rather than putting together a tribute that wouldn’t do his influence justice, we’re letting 3 Inches Of […]

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Now There’s Two Dio Tribute Groups Featuring Former Bandmates

Posted by on April 27, 2012

You’ve probably already know of Dio Disciples, the tribute band featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens and members Dio’s solo group. Now get ready for yet another touring group featuring former Dio collaborators forming to pay tribute to the late great singer: The Southern Cross. This particular group was formed by former Dio guitarist Rowan Robertson (currently […]

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

Posted by on January 10, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv6cr59gE4I[/youtube] 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 […]

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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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How The Battle For Copyright Law Might Affect Metal

Posted by on September 8, 2011

As you may know, record labels and musicians are preparing to battle it out over copyright laws concerning ownership over albums. This all pertains to a U.S. copyright law that was amended in 1976, giving artists the right to regain rights to their work after 35 years. Thus, the first batch of albums created after […]

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Exclusive: Don Jamieson Gives Preview Of ‘That Metal Show’s’ Season 8

Posted by on August 16, 2011

It’s hard to believe that VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show has been on the air for eight seasons now. Yet since 2008, hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson have talked to some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal (mostly classic rockers, but a few from today’s scene have graced their […]

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