Tag Archives: Dio

DIO: black noise from the highways

April 10, 2014

1993 wasn’t an easy year for DIO as the band’s then-latest album, “Strange Highways,” showed a continuing shift towards heavier kind of metal; in places that record sounded gloomier than 1992’s “Dehumanizer” that saw  back in the BLACK SABBATH fold. Yet he loved … Continue reading

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February 7, 2014

Over the three years that have passed since ‘s untimely exit from this world, there have been some tributes paid to the great singer, although none of them was rather satisfactory. But the one to be out on April 1st seeks … Continue reading

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Vivian Campbell works on a new record

December 4, 2013

Having recently announced the remission of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, DEF LEPPARD’s guitar-slinger Vivian Campbell started sketching a fresh album of his, presumably a follow-up to the veteran’s 2005’s solo debut, “Two Sides Of If.”  Yesterday, he entered the studio with Alice Cooper’s … Continue reading

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DIO’s “Magica” Comes Back

April 15, 2013

As great as  was at conceptualizing things, it’s surprising that he came up with only one thematically cohesive album during his life. 2000’s , arguably the last great record by DIO the band, told an interesting story and was originally planned as a … Continue reading

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Interview with RONNIE JAMES DIO

February 5, 2013

September 2005 Dignified, Intelligent, Objective: that’s what Dio could mean if it was an acronym, not a pseudonym. Borne from the genuine rock ‘n’ roll era, Ronnie James Dio has retained the music’s primal truth in the songs he’s been … Continue reading

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