Tag Archives: Ronnie James Dio

DIO’s “Holy Diver” To See A Super Deluxe Treatment

May 20, 2022

There had never been a singer like and neither there will be anyone like him. A vocalist of fantastic abilities, a composer and lyricist par excellence, and one of the nicest persons this scribe chanced to meet among artists, Ron … Continue reading

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“The Butterfly Ball” Gets A Box Set Treatment

February 25, 2018

While the reissue of this project’s live version remains in contractual limbo, 1974’s “The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper’s Feast” – credited to Roger Glover And Friends but written in significant part by Eddie Hardin – will emerge anew as … Continue reading

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DIO’s First Decade In A Box Set

June 1, 2016

There are completists and there are those who prefer canon. It’s for the latter category of fans that “A Decade Of Dio” will be catering to. Scheduled for a July 22nd release, this box set is comprised of ‘s band first six … Continue reading

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RAINBOW to get boxed

December 21, 2014

If there’s a band in need of a proper box set treatment, it’s RAINBOW, and now there’s going to be one – but not in the form the group’s fans have been waiting for. Titled “Light In The Black 1975-1984” and scheduled … Continue reading

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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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