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Sign The Petition To Erect A Statue Of The Late RONNIE JAMES DIO At His Birthplace!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

From Ronnie James Dio Facebook:

Fans launch petition to erect statue of Ronnie in his birth-town of Portsmouth, NH. Great to see support like this coming from the fans. 
Show your support by adding your name to this petition:

https://www.change.org/p/the-portsmouth-city-council-build-…

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Stone says: I signed this petition and felt honored doing so! Please click the link above and do the same! The late Ronnie James Dio deserves to be recognized by his birthplace! Let’s join together as fans of Ronnie James Dio and give back to a man who gave us all his timeless gift of Heavy Metal. Rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio.

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MetalOdyssey

Stone.

Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund – 2nd Annual Ride For Ronnie – Info You Need

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on March 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Ronnie James Dio Facebook:

Join us on May 22nd to help raise money for cancer research;
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund presents 
the 2nd Annual Ride for Ronnie Motorcycle Ride & Concert!

For more info about the organization or to purchase tickets, visit: DioCancerFund.org/events/

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The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised close to $1 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, 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, and other cancer research projects.

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MetalOdyssey

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

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.

“A Light In The Black – A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio” 2 CD Releases On May 22nd, via Massacre Records!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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2 CDs. 12 bands. 20 songs.

“A Light In The Black – A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio out on May 22nd via MASSACRE RECORDS!

Pre-order the Ronnie James Dio 2-CD tribute “A Light In The Black – A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio” on iTunes: http://geni.us/diotribute

Every pre-order includes the instant grat track “Sacred Heart” by Crystal Ball!

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Source:

Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014

http://www.massacre-records.com/

MetalOdyssey

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

LONG LIVE MASSACRE RECORDS. 

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Ronnie James Dio Memorial Weekend Information From Ann Boleyn Of Hellion

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, Music, news with tags , , , on April 18, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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From Ann Boleyn of Hellion:

Dear Friends,

This email is in response to those of you who have been asking for information about the events on May 15, 16, and 17, to honor the 5th Anniversary of the passing of Ronnie James Dio.

Myself and members of Hellion will be performing at the free Memorial at Forest Lawn on May 16th, and also at the charity fundraiser BBQ on May 17th.  Please note that Hellion will not be performing as a band for these two events, but that individual members are performing.

There is plenty of seating outside on May 16th at Forest Lawn.  There is limited seating inside the auditorium at Forrest Lawn. If you would like to sit inside you will need to request tickets at info@diocancerfund.org. I don’t know if there are any tickets left for the auditorium.  But, if you are interested in sitting inside you will need to contact the Dio Cancer Fund directly.  (If you can’t get tickets for the auditorium, you can watch the concert on the lawn).

For more information about these events, please go to the Dio Charity Fund’s website.

Best,

Ann Boleyn

(Hellion)

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ANN BOLEYN & HELLION.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

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

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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

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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.

RAINBOW “The Singles Box Set 1975 – 1986” – (Vinyl Replica Singles) Is Out Now!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Rainbow - The Singles Box Set - 1975-1986 - promo cover pic - 2014

The box set gathers all of Rainbow’s classic singles

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As one of the cornerstones of British Rock, Rainbow, led by the never-predictable but ever-astonishing guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, became synonymous with some of the most well-regarded and popular charting Rock songs of the seventies and eighties. From the mystic and quasi-religious ‘Man On A Silver Mountain’ to the solid gold anthems of ‘All Night Long’, ‘Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll’ and ‘Since You Been Gone’, each year in the decade of Rainbow was marked by some of the best songs and performances captured both on record and in-concert.

The box set gathers all of the band’s classic singles from the era in replicas of the original release, alongside a book featuring details on each of the titles.

Passing through the band were some of the best the genre had to offer. Vocalists Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet, bass player and producer Roger Glover and drummer Cozy Powell, each brought their individual talent to the table to record some of Rock’s best-loved Hard Rock on those timeless singles.

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* Released on February 11th, 2014.

* Purchase At: http://www.amazon.com

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Source: http://www.universalmusic.com

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF RAINBOW.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

REST IN PEACE, COZY POWELL.

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

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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

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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

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(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.

MOTION DEVICE And Their Cover Song Of Black Sabbath’s “Heaven And Hell”: Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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MOTION DEVICE – I was first introduced to Bolton, Ontario, Canada’s Motion Device via twitter earlier this year. We’ll tweet back and forth, like any twitter friends do; only I consider Motion Device more than just twitter buddies. I look upon Motion Device as an inspiration and a burning flame of sincerity, maturity and confidence that I cannot resist embracing from such a devoted and talented young band. The allegiance to Heavy Metal’s pioneers that Motion Device is influenced by, through their songs, makes me very proud.

Lead vocalist Sara Menoudakis is going on 12 years of age and she sings with such a determined and confident manner; that it’s all very impressive to hear. Amazing. Sara’s 15-year-old sister (6 string bassist & keyboardist) Andrea Menoudakis is nothing short of inspirational in her own right; Andrea lives each day of her life with a seizure disorder known as epilepsy, (in the form of absence seizures). Andrea’s musical talents would never reveal this, until it was made known by her and the band. I absolutely love the piano intro and outro that Andrea plays on their cover of Heaven And Hell; it’s a beautiful added touch to such an iconic song.

Motion Device is rounded out by Sara and Andrea’s 13-year-old brother (drummer) David Menoudakis, 19-year-old cousin (electric & acoustic guitarist) Josh Marrocco and 19-year-old family friend (guitarist & bassist) Alex Defrancesco. I honestly see an incredible future for these young and clever musicians. The Metal sky is the limit for Motion Device and I will be cheering heavily for them, as they continue forward on their musical journey. Metal be thy name.

Motion Device, along with their new cover song of Black Sabbath’s Heaven And Hell is:

Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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Forever In Our METAL Hearts & Souls, Ronnie James Dio.

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Sara Menoudakis – Lead Singer

David Menoudakis – Drummer

Andrea Menoudakis – Keyboards & Bass

Josh Marrocco – Electric & Acoustic Guitar

Alex Defrancesco – Guitar & Bass

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Black Sabbath’s Heaven And Hell was originally released back in 1980, via Warner Bros. Records.

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* For More Info On MOTION DEVICE:

Facebook: Motion Device

Website: http://motiondevice.net/

http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialMotionDevice

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LONG LIVE MOTION DEVICE.

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF RJD ERA BLACK SABBATH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

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

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(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.

DIO – 30 DIO Artist Series Guitars Available July 10th; On Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday!

Posted in guitars, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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

DIO Fans! As you guys know, July 10th is Ronnie’s Birthday!! July 10th will also mark the release of the limited edition DIO Artist Series Guitar featuring custom Holy Diver artwork. Be one of only 30 people in the world to own this collector’s piece.

Get the DIO ASG on July 10th and get some free gifts courtesy of ASG and Niji Entertainment Group!

www.artistseriesguitar.com/store/guitars/dio.html

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For more info on DIO, click on the links below! Whoa!

Facebook: The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page

http://www.ronniejamesdio.com

DIO DISCIPLES:

Facebook: Dio Disciples

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LONG LIVE THE METAL LEGACY OF DIO.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘n’ ROLL.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

Stone.

Ronnie James Dio – Remembering A Metal Icon

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Ronnie James Dio – As incredible as it sounds, it’s been three years since the iconic Ronnie James Dio passed away. May 16th, 2010 was one of the saddest days in the history of Metal and Rock N’ Roll. At age 67, Ronnie James Dio’s battle with cancer came to a tearful end. No matter how evil cancer is, the one thing it cannot destroy is the memories and spirit of its courageous victims.

The spirit of Ronnie James Dio shall forever live on and my memories of seeing him in concert, listening to his albums and letting his lyrics and music move me will never fade away. Never. I am very pleased to see the constant and never-ending outpouring of love that the fans, bands, musicians and record labels give toward Ronnie James Dio each day on social network sites like twitter and facebook.

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It’s truly amazing to read about how many lives that this one incredibly talented man had touched over the decades; and Ronnie James Dio is still touching us all with his never quit strength he had exhibited and priceless Metal spirit that lives on (in all of his fans). There will never be another Ronnie James Dio.

God Bless Ronnie James Dio and may he rest in peace.

Stone.

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Help the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund!

The Memorial Bundle:

100% of the proceeds go to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund! The “Memorial” Bundle includes the Original Memorial Shirt (Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL and 4XL), Memorial Button and Memorial Wristband. Supplies are VERY LIMITED and once the Shirts are sold out, they will never be offered again! ORDER HERE:

http://www.officialronniejamesdiowebstore.com/RJD-SUAS-Charity-Donation-Gift-Bundle_p_189.html

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For more info on Ronnie James Dio, click on the links below!

facebook: The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page

http://www.ronniejamesdio.com

Legendary DIO Tribute Band: facebook: Dio Disciples

MetalOdyssey

Long Live Rock N’ Roll.

Ronnie James Dio

July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010

DIO – “Finding the Sacred Heart Live in Philly 1986” Releases On May 28th, Via Eagle Rock Entertainment

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986 was recorded at The Spectrum in Philadelphia on 17 June 1986 during the second leg of the “Sacred Heart” tour, which featured new guitarist Craig Goldy. The show was issued in an edited form first on VHS and then DVD. Now for the first time the full concert is being released as a double CD in the original running order and with remastered sound. It’s an extraordinary live show with a giant animatronic dragon towering over the stage and spectacular lasers and pyrotechnics. Ronnie James Dio is in fine voice as ever and the band deliver a blistering live performance featuring tracks from their first three albums alongside Black Sabbath and Rainbow classics. This will be a must-have release for any Dio fan!

Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986 will also be released on DVD, Blu-ray and LP.

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DIO – Band Lineup On Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986:

Ronnie James Dio – Vocals

Jimmy Bain – Bass

Vinny Appice – Drums

Craig Goldy – Guitar

Claude Schnell – Keyboards

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(Source: Eagle Rock Entertainment)

For more info, click on the links below!

facebook: The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page

http://www.ronniejamesdio.com

http://www.eagle-rock.com

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF DIO.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

Stone.

DIO – LATTER DAY DIO CLASSIC “MAGICA” TO GET DELUXE EDITION CD TREATMENT

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , on April 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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DIO – As long time fans can attest, the quality of Dio’s studio albums never wavered throughout the group’s near 30-year career. Case in point, the fan favorite/concept album, “Magica”, which featured Ronnie James Dio’s one-of-a-kind vocals and the return of guitarist Craig Goldy. The album spawned such metal classics as “Fever Dreams,” “Turn to Stone”, “Lord of the Last Day” and has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide – largely on word of mouth alone. One small problem – the original 2000 CD version has been out of print for years, and has become increasingly hard to find. But to the delight of Dio fans worldwide, “Magica” will be getting a makeover – on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 as Niji Entertainment Group will be issuing the 2 CD “Magica Deluxe Edition”.

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A breakdown of what will be included on this two CD set is as follows:

CD 1

01. Discovery

02. Magica Theme

03. Lord Of The Last Day

04. Fever Dreams

05. Turn To Stone

06. Feed My Head

07. Eriel

08. Challis

09. As Long As It’s Not About Love

10. Losing My Insanity

11. Otherworld

12. Magica- Reprise

13. Lord Of The Last Day – Reprise

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CD 2 will contain “The Magica Story” (narrated by Ronnie James Dio) and the bonus track “Annica”, which was only available as a Japanese bonus track along with “Electra” (which was planned for “Magica 2 and 3”) and five, never before released Official Live Bootleg tracks from 2000/2001.

1. The Magica Story (Narrated By Ronnie James Dio)

2. Annica (Japanese Only Bonus Track)

3. Electra (Recorded for Magica 2 & 3)

4. Feed My Head (Official Live Bootleg)

5. Fever Dreams (Official Live Bootleg)

6. Lord Of The Last Day (Official Live Bootleg)

7. As Long as It’s Not about Love (Official Live bootleg)

8. Losing My Insanity (Official Live bootleg)

Also included in the CD set will be deluxe packaging and a deluxe 20 page booklet (which will include the original “Magica” tour dates and a set list), as well as such bonus inserts – including the “Magica Story” – and a Ronnie James Dio postcard.

Remastered by Ronnie’s friend and longtime Engineer Wyn Davis!

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And the accolades surrounding ‘Magica’ continue all these years later:

“Since I played such a major role in how “Magica” was created, it became one of my most proudest Dio moments and an experience I shall never forget!”- Craig Goldy (Dio, Dio Disciples)

“Magica is an album I know Ronnie was extremely proud of. Epic is a word that I often use to describe it to people!”- Simon Wright (Dio, Dio Disciples)

“Magica was an extremely important album to Ronnie James Dio”- Eddie Trunk, “That Metal Show” VH1 Classic

“With this Deluxe Edition of “Magica”, we are reminded just how much Dio really meant – to all of us.”- Mick Wall, Legendary Writer/Radio host

Soon, Dio fans worldwide will get the opportunity to experience the mighty ‘Magica’ as they’ve never done before.

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DIO Fans! Order the Deluxe Edition “Magica” Bundle which includes both the BRAND NEW 2 CD Deluxe Edition “Magica” and a LIMITED EDITION “Magica” DIO Tour Shirt available in Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XXL and 3XXXL! Order Here: http://myplay.me/10ns

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(SourceThe Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page)

For more DIO info, click on the links below!

http://www.ronniejamesdio.com

facebook: The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page

http://www.officialronniejamesdiowebstore.com/

facebook: Dio Disciples

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF DIO.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

Stone.

DIO DISCIPLES – Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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DIO DISCIPLES carries on the brilliance and magic of the late Ronnie James Dio’s Heavy Metal album catalog. DIO was not just another Heavy Metal band and Ronnie James Dio not just another frontman. To an unbelievable many, (myself included), Ronnie James Dio was and always shall be an iconic leader of our beloved Heavy Metal world. Metal be thy name.

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Check out the 2013 tour dates for DIO DISCIPLES and stay tuned for more dates throughout the year!

2013 DIO DISCIPLES Tour Dates:

06/07/13 SANTIAGO, CHILE TEATRO CAUPOLICAN

06/08/13 BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA EL TEATRO FLORES

06/09/13 CORDOBA, ARGENTINA METAL PARA TODOS FESTIVAL

06/11/13 ASUCION, PARAGUAY TEATRO BCP

06/15/13 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL RIVAL THEATER

06/16/13 SAO PAULO, BRAZIL CARIOCA CLUB

06/19/13 MEXICO CITY, MEXICO AUDITORIO BLACK BERRY*

06/20/13 GUADALAJARA, MEXICO STUDIO CABARET CABARET*

06/21/13 MONTERREY, MEXICO AUDITORIUM LUIS ELIZONDO*

06/23/13 MCALLEN, TX CONVENTION CENTER*

*WITH NAZARETH

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Dio Disciples is comprised of singers Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest) and Oni Logan (Lynch Mob), guitarist Craig Goldy (Dio), bassist Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen), keyboardist Scott Warren (Dio,Heaven & Hell), and drummer Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC, UFO).

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Official DIO and DIO DISCIPLES Merch:

http://www.officialronniejamesdiowebstore.com/

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DIO DISCIPLES are Managed by Wendy Dio at Niji Entertainment Group.

* For more info on DIO DISCIPLES, click on the link below!

facebook: Dio Disciples

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LONG LIVE DIO DISCIPLES.

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF DIO.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

Stone.

Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund: $5 Donation Receives Ronnie James Dio Memorial Wristband!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Ronnie James Dio - wrist band - cancer fund donation - promo

As reported on The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page (facebook):

With your $5.00 donation to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, you will receive as a Thank You Gift, the new Ronnie James Dio Memorial Wristband! 100% off the proceeds go to The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund for cancer education, research and to help find a cure! Donate $5.00 here:

http://www.officialronniejamesdiowebstore.com/Ronnie-James-Dio-RIP-Cancer-Fund-Wristband_p_181.html

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For more info, click on the link below:

facebook: The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page

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LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

Stone.

DIO “The Last In Line” 24 KT Gold CD Releases November 27th, Via Audio Fidelity

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

DIO – Released back in July of 1984, The Last In Line, the second studio album from DIO, carried on what Holy Diver had started: true, classic and timeless Metal. Now, decades later, a 24 KT Gold CD version of The Last In Line releases on November 27th, via Audio Fidelity.

This is a limited numbered edition and makes for a fabulous DIO collectible! Numerous past 24 KT Gold editions have sold out through Audio Fidelity; getting your Metal hands on this special edition of The Last In Line is key! Metal be thy name.

I’ve seen the pre-order price for The Last In Line 24 KT Gold CD at $21.07 (U.S.) on Amazon.com. The price at Audio Fidelity.net is $24.99 (U.S.).

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DIO – Band Lineup On The Last In Line:

Ronnie James Dio – vocals

Vivian Campbell – guitar

Jimmy Bain – bass

Vinny Appice – drums

Claude Schnell – keyboards

THE LAST IN LINE – Track Listing:

We Rock

The Last In Line

Breathless

I Speed At Night

One Night In The City

Evil Eyes

Mystery

Eat Your Heart Out

Egypt (The Chains Are On)

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For more info, click on the link below!

http://www.audiofidelity.net

LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF DIO.

REST IN PEACE, RONNIE JAMES DIO.

Stone.

DIO ‘HOLY DIVER’ – 24 KT GOLD CD (Limited & Numbered) Releases February 14th, 2012

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 21, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

DIO Holy Diver 24 KT GOLD CD – Releasing on Valentines Day, February 14th, 2012, is a limited & numbered 24 KT Gold CD of the iconic Heavy Metal album: DIO Holy Diver. This terrific DIO collectible CD will be released via Audio Fidelity. Amazon.com is taking pre-orders at $19.87 (U.S.).

Holy Diver was originally released back in 1983 on Warner Bros. Records. I uphold Holy Diver as being one of the greatest Heavy Metal albums I’ve ever listened to. The first time I listened to this album I was a junior in High School. The awe-struck feeling that came over me as this album played for my ears, that very first time, I shall never forget.

DIO Holy Diver – Band Lineup:

Ronnie James Dio – vocals, keyboards

Vivian Campbell – guitar

Jimmy Bain – bass & keyboards

Vinny Appice – drums

* For more info on Audio Fidelity, click on the link below:

Audio Fidelity

Rest In Peace, Ronnie James Dio.

Stone.

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