Ronnie James Dio

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    The 10 Geekiest Metal Bands of All Time

    By: Adam Steininger Geeks love metal more than the computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal that was forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity and then discovered by Silver Surfer while scouting for delicious planets. These b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Revolver Golden Gods Awards - Club Nokia - May 2, 2013

    Golden Gods Awards Club Nokia May 2, 2013 The Fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards show celebrating the heavy metal and hard rock community had some unplanned extra heaviness with the untimely passing of legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. At the opening of this star filled extravaganza, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Tenacious D - The Wiltern - 7/31/12

    Tenacious D The Wiltern 7/31/12 The last night of a band's tour usually serves as a victory lap of sorts. Either they can do it slowly and savoir the feeling that the end is near, or they could sprint towards the finish line while putting on a memorable show. Last night at their homecoming gig at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Five Lame Causes Embraced By Musicians

    ​ Last week, Queen guitarist Brian May interrupted a performance of his musical We Will Rock You to denounce the Welsh government's plan to reduce its badger population. Audience members were not only puzzled by May's lousy timing, but his passionate support of the badger, a sort of white trash w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Seven Most Memorable Musician Deaths in 2010

    Courtesy of Sanctuary RecordsRonnie James Dio, we thank you.​With the news of the death of Teena Marie over the weekend, it seems 2010 still hasn't quite finished its toll yet. In 2010 we saw some truly tragic losses to the world of music--Lena Horne, Kate McGarrigle, Marvin Isley--but here's our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Dio Wasn't Always A "Satan Worshipper"​At 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, there will be a public memorial service for Ronnie James Dio at the Hall Of Liberty (Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles). For Dio's family, friends and fans, it will a chance to celebrate his life and music. (There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Over The Weekend: California Metalfest IV at the Fox Theater in Pomona

    Andrew YoussefFear Factory at California Metalfest 4​The Hype: How many hours of live extreme metal can you handle in a day? Eleven hours, you say? If this strikes your fancy then you were probably at the California Metalfest 4 held this weekend at the Glass House and Fox Theater in Pomona. A mind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Tribute: Top Three Ronnie James Dio Videos Of All Time​Ronnie James Dio is dead. The man we credit with inventing the devil-metal-horns, the man with the strongest metal pipes of all, died of stomach cancer on Sunday, May 16, at 7:45 a.m. He was 67. In tribute, we give you the top three Dio videos of all time. Rock In Peace, my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2007
  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Dio Vs. Ozzy Vs. . . . Lordi Cola?

    Ozzfest is free this year, but there's still doom for improvement

  • Film

    November 23, 2006

    One Toke Wonder

    Tenacious D gets the band back together, and . . . and . . . and?

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Eric Blair

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