Tag Archives: Ronnie James Dio

DIO – The Studio Albums: 1996-2004

November 9, 2023

BMG 2023 Recapturing glories of yore, the avatar of all things hard ‘n’ heavy leads his troops on to final victory. If you pictured this ensemble’s timeline as a graph, it didn’t flow like the rising and the falling of … Continue reading

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Dio: Dreamers Never Die

October 26, 2023

BMG 2022 A cinematic biography of the man on the silver mountain whose voice resonates through the vales and beyond. “Rainbows have always made me realize how insignificant we can be in the grand scheme of things,” told yours truly … Continue reading

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BLACK SABBATH Box Up “Live Evil” For Fortieth Anniversary

April 9, 2023

As powerhouse-like as they used to be on-stage, BLACK SABBATH had never been prone to serving up in-concert improvisations to set their in-front-of-audience performances much apart from studio cuts – at least until came onboard – which is why the … Continue reading

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Paul Gilbert Gives Fans A Gift Of Dio Tunes

January 17, 2023

Covering other people music has been a been a notable feature of Paul Gilbert‘s solo repertoire throughout his decades-long career, his 2014 platter comprising no less than eight borrowed melodies, and those more often than not were instrumental readings of … Continue reading

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DIO – Holy Diver – Super Deluxe Edition

September 2, 2022

Warner Bros. 1983 / Rhino 2022 The vision never dies: a shining metal monument gets a new clarity and acquires a different depth in a box set sealing its fate as a solid bolide caught in time. Long ago, when … Continue reading

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