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[29 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Last Live Footage Of Dio Being Released | 3,570 views]
Last Live Footage Of Dio Being Released

Although nobody knew it, Heaven & Hell’s appearance at the Wacken festival in Germany during July of 200 was to be the last time a Ronnie James Dio live performance would be caught on film (as I’m sure you all know, Ronnie died earlier this year from stomach cancer). The festival appearance was part of Heaven & Hell’s The Devil You Know tour.
Eagle records is to release a CD/DVD featuring a recording of that performance. The release will be called Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell and the …

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[23 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Learn To Play Dio | 5,371 views]
Learn To Play Dio

I’ve got to admit, when I received this, I spent some time wondering why it wasn’t called ‘Learn To Play Vivian Campbell”. The cynic in me can’t help associating this (upcoming) release with the very sad loss of Ronnie James Dio earlier this year.
All that said of course, the fact remains that the work Campbell did with Dio represents some excellent examples of 80s metal guitar riffs. Cynicism aside, this DVD tutorial from the Lick Library contains some great songs and, for anyone with an interest in playing great riffs …

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[16 May 2010 | Comments Off on R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio | 20,934 views]
R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

The story has had some to and fro today but it seems that the worst has been confirmed:  Ronnie James Dio has died.
I spent my formative years listening to Dio.  I cut my teeth on Rainbow and Black Sabbath and I loved his solo work.  I had tickets to see Heaven and Hell perform in a month or so.  His passing has left a void in the heavy metal world and I am truly saddened by the news.
As most fans probably know, Ronnie has been fighting stomach cancer for the …

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