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Wanna See My DIO “Anthology” CD? It’s Really Cool…

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 31, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

DIO - Anthology - CD front cover - Metal Odyssey - 2015

That’s it above, my DIO Anthology CD! How cool is that? This CD was part of a bundle of used CD’s that I bought for $12 (U.S.), a few months ago. It was a good deal! I was quite happy to finally find this DIO CD, at a local pop culture store I frequent. It doesn’t matter if I already have every song on this Anthology CD; collecting any DIO CD is my Metal goal!

There are 14 songs on Anthology and I commend the person(s) that selected them for this issue; however, I would have selected Rock ‘n’ Roll Children in place of Shoot Shoot. Hungry For Heaven is another DIO classic that is missing on Anthology; still this is a grand compilation of DIO songs.

It’s always difficult choosing my favorite DIO song of all-time. I always go with Holy DiverRainbow In The Dark, The Last In Line and Time To Burn being my core picks. Then again, this is Ronnie James Dio and his songs rule! Forgive me for being bias, I cannot control myself. As I see it, there will never be such powerful Metal songs written like this ever again. Ronnie James Dio and the gifted musicians he had surrounded himself with came together to create timeless Metal magic, in my Metal opinion.

DIO - Anthology - back cover - Metal Odyssey - 2015

Above: back cover of Anthology CD

DIO Anthology was released back in 1997, via (The) Connoisseur Collection. If you don’t own any DIO CDs, pick up Anthology for this is as good as it gets! This CD sells online in used condition for under $5 (U.S.), just about everywhere I’ve looked. Metal Be Thy Name! – Stone

DIO Anthology – Track List:

  1. Holy Driver
  2. Rainbow In The Dark
  3. Stand Up And Shout
  4. Straight Through the Heart
  5. Last In Line
  6. One Night In The City
  7. We Rock
  8. Egypt (The Chains Are On)
  9. Shoot Shoot
  10. Time To Burn
  11. All The Fools Sailed Away
  12. I Could Have Been A Dreamer
  13. Sunset Superman
  14. Shame On The Night

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MetalOdyssey

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

Ronnie James Dio Forever

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , on May 16, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Our

Metal

Hero

Is

Gone

And

Will

Never

Be

Forgotten.

MetalOdyssey

Rest In Peace, Ronnie James Dio.

July 1oth, 1942 – May 16th, 2010.

Forever In Our Metal Hearts.

Stone.

DIO & FRIENDS “Stand Up And Shout” For Cancer – Picture Disc Made Available On Black Friday; Only 5,000 Copies, Worldwide!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 28, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

DIO - and Friends - picture disc - Black Friday - Release - 2014

Only 5,000 of these AMAZING Picture Discs were made available WORLDWIDE on Record Store Day Black Friday!

Side A features “Neon Knights”- Anthrax, “Rainbow In The Dark”- Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Jason Christopher, Christian Martucci and Satchel and “Straight Through The Heart”- Halestorm!!!

Side B features “Neon Knights (Live)”- Dio, “Rainbow In The Dark (Live)”- Dio and “Straight Through The Heart (Live)”- Dio!!!

All monies received by the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund from the sale of this picture disc will go directly to cancer research and to help find a cure! To find a participating Record Store Day Store near you, go to: www.recordstoreday.com

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Source: Facebook – Ronnie James Dio

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF RONNIE JAMES DIO.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, RJD.

Stone.

Ronnie James Dio “This Is Your Life” Deluxe Double Red Vinyl – Releases July 8th; 100% Of Proceeds Go Directly To Cancer Research

Posted in charities, classic rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life - promo vinyl pic - 2014 - red vinyl

You can now Preorder the Double Red Vinyl version of Ronnie James Dio’s “This Is Your Life” Tribute Album!! This is a MUST HAVE for all Dio Fans and Vinyl Collectors!!! 100% of the $$$$ received by the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund will go directly to cancer research and to help find a cure! Preorder here: http://smarturl.it/diovinyl

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(Source: Facebook Ronnie James Dio)

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LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

Stone.

Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund – 3rd Annual Awards Gala / Pre-Release Listening Party For “This Is Your Life” – Event Info

Posted in charities, classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ronnie James Dio - Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund - 3rd Annual Awards Gala - promo flyer - 2014

As reported on the Ronnie James Dio Facebook page:

We only have just a few more of the Special Fan Tickets left for $25 each for the Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album Party and Awards Gala in Hollywood, CA on March 17th! There will be Live performances by Halestorm, Corey Taylor, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy, Oni Logan and an All-Star Jam! Rob Halford will also be on hand to accept a Special Award! You will not want to miss this once in a lifetime special VIP Event! Get your tickets here: http://tinyurl.com/oaeyyag

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* For info on the Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album This Is Your Life, releasing on April 1st, 2014, via Rhino, click on the link below:

RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Album “This Is Your Life” Available For Pre-order Now! Benefiting The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund

Above link is for a press release featured on Metal Odyssey, on February 12, 2014.

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* For more info, click on links below:

Facebook: Ronnie James Dio

Website: http://www.ronniejamesdio.com

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LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

Stone.

RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Album “This Is Your Life” Available For Pre-order Now! Benefiting The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life - promo cover pic - 2014

Ronnie James DIO This IS Your Life – Releases April 1st, 2014, Via RHINO!

To Benefit The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund!

14 Classic DIO Songs Are Celebrated!

10 Previously Unreleased Ronnie James Dio Covers!

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You can now preorder the Ronnie James Dio Tribute album “This Is Your Life” from Amazon at a very special price! 100% of the proceeds received by the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund will go to cancer education, research and to help find a cure! The album features tracks from Metallica, AnthraxDORO and Motörhead. Also featuring Biff Byford, Rob Halford, Scorpions, Tenacious D, Halestorm and many more fantastic artists! Order the album here: http://tinyurl.com/omlcppb

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This Is Your Life – Track Listing:

1. Neon Knights – Anthrax (Previously unreleased)

2. The Last In Line – Tenacious D (Previously unreleased)

3. The Mob Rules – Adrenaline Mob

4. Rainbow In The Dark – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher (Previously unreleased)

5. Straight Through The Heart – Halestorm (Previously unreleased)

6. Starstruck – Motörhead with Biff Byford (Previously unreleased)

7. The Temple Of The King – Scorpions (Previously unreleased)

8. Egypt (The Chains Are On) – Doro

9. Holy Diver – Killswitch Engage

10. Catch The Rainbow – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren (Previously unreleased)

11. I – Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy (Previously unreleased)

12. Man On The Silver Mountain – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren (Previously unreleased)

13. Ronnie Rising Medley – (Featuring A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill The King) Metallica (Previously unreleased)

14. This Is Your Life – Dio

ronnie james dio - publicity pic - #1 - 2009

About The Ronnie James Dio – Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund:

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization which has already raised more than $600,000 in its short history. Monies raised to date have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research and the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life.

Donate To The Ronnie James Dio – Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, By Clicking On The Link Below:

http://www.diocancerfund.org

Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life - promo album banner - 2014

(Sources: Ronnie James Dio Facebook/Official Site of Ronnie James Dio)

(Research contribution for post: Scott Coverdale)

Facebook: Ronnie James Dio

Website: http://www.ronniejamesdio.com

Official DIO Merch:

www.officialronniejamesdiowebstore.com

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REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Stone.

Wendy Dio – Once Again Raising Money For The Brittany Foundation And Needs Your Support!

Posted in animal charities, charities, dogs, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Ronnie James Dio - Wendy Dio - The Brittany Foundation - Gene Kirkland - by permission

(Photo used by permission from Niji Entertainment Group)

As reported on The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page Facebook:

FROM WENDY DIO:

Dear Friends,

As you all know, Ronnie and I have always been animal lovers and our favorite charity is The Brittany Foundation, as 100% of the monies raised goes to feed and house the dogs. Some of you may remember that three years ago, I spent a Day in Their Paws in a cage with two adorable dogs, trying to raise money and get them adopted. This was one of the last public appearances Ronnie made before his untimely passing.

This year I am going in the cage again with Timka and Tramp to raise money for The Brittany Foundation. I stay in the cage for 24 hours or until I have raised the money for freedom. It costs a dollar a minute for my freedom. I am asking for your help.

Please go to http://www.brittanyfoundationonline.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=48&Itemid=67 and scroll down to my picture with Timka and Tramp, and click the button to donate. We would love to see any of you that would like to join us.

I would like to say a big “thank you” to you all, and as Ronnie would say, “You Rock!”

Wendy Dio

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* For More Info On The Legacy Of RJD:

The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page

http://www.ronniejamesdio.com

www.officialronniejamesdiowebstore.com

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LONG LIVE WENDY DIO.

LONG LIVE THE BRITTANY FOUNDATION.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

Stone.

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