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Ronnie James Dio Tribute album ‘This Is Your Life’ to be released April 1

by on Feb.10, 2014, under CD/DVD RELEASES, NEWS, ROCK NEWS

Ronnie James Dio Tribute album ‘This Is Your Life’ to be released April 1

A new tribute album celebrating the legacy and life of Ronnie James Dio is set for release 0n April 1st. Titled 'This Is Your Life', the album features new covers of songs from Dio's entire career with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell by a number of hard rock's biggest names.

Metallica recorded the 'Ronnie Rising Medley, a nine-minute medley of songs from Dio's years in Rainbow, including 'Stargazer,' 'Kill the King,' 'Tarot Woman' and 'A Light in the Black.' Anthrax offer the Black Sabbath track 'Neon Knights' and Motörhead along with Saxon vocalist Biff Byford bring the Rainbow track 'Starstruck.' The Scorpions rock 'The Temple Of The King,' with Halestorm contributing 'Straight Through The Heart.'

Rob Halford teams up with Dio alum Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, and Scott Warren for 'The Man On The Silver Mountain.' Corey Taylor (Stone Sour, Slipknot) covers 'Rainbow In The Dark,' with Jack Black and Kyle Glass of Tenacious D bringing their version of 'The Last In Line.' Killswitch Engage’s cover from 2006 of 'Holy Diver' is included, as is Doro's take on 'Egypt (The Chains Are On).' Adrenaline Mob rocks 'The Mob Rules' and a group, led by Oni Logan on vocals along with Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, and Brian Tichy, perform 'I.' Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion) joins other members of Dio’s solo band: Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo and Scott Warren for 'Catch The Rainbow.' a track from Rainbow’s debut album.

Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010 but his spirit and legacy live on. Proceeds from the album will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand UP and Shout Cancer Fund, the non-profit charity fund co-founded by Dio's widow Wendy (who also produced the album). The organization is dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention.

Track Listing:
1. Anthrax - Neon Knights
2. Tenacious D - The Last In Line
3. Adrenaline Mob - The Mob Rules
4. Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher - Rainbow In The Dark
5. Halestorm - Straight Through The Heart
6. Motörhead with Biff Byford of Saxon - Starstruck
7. Scorpions - Temple Of The King
8. Doro - Egypt (The Chains Are On)
9. Killswitch Engage - Holy Diver
10. Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren - Catch the Rainbow
11. Jimmy Bain, Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy - I
12. Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren - Man On The Silver Mountain
13. Metallica - Ronnie Rising Medley (featuring A Light in the Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill the King)
14. Dio - This Is Your Life

Dio This Is Your Life Cover

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Dio ‘Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986’ DVD set for release May 28th

by on Mar.03, 2013, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Dio ‘Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986’ DVD set for release May 28th

DIO's "Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986" DVD will be released on Blu-ray, CD and vinyl this May 28 via Eagle Vision.

"Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986" was filmed at The Spectrum in Philadelphia on June 17, 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 in the original running order, restored from the original 16mm film 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.

"Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986" track listing:
1. Draco Ignis
2. King Of Rock And Roll
3. Like The Beat Of A Heart
4. Don't Talk To Strangers
5. Hungry For Heaven
6. Medley: 'The Last In Line / Children Of The Sea / Holy Diver / The Last In Line (reprise)
7. Drum Solo
8. Heaven And Hell
9. Keyboard Solo
10. Guitar Solo
11. Sacred Heart
12. Medley: Rock 'n' Roll Children / Long Live Rock 'n' Roll / Man On The Silver Mountain / Rock 'n' Roll Children (reprise)
13. Time To Burn
14. Stand Up And Shout
15. Rainbow In The Dark
16. We Rock

Bonus features include:
* "Sacred Heart Tour" Featurette
* Interview '86
* Interview with Ronnie & Craig
* "Rock 'n' Roll Children" music video
* Behind The Scenes

DIO's lineup on the DVD:
Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
Jimmy Bain - Bass
Vinny Appice - Drums
Craig Goldy - Guitar
Claude Schnell - Keyboards


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Ronnie James Dio’s former home up for sale on eBay, ‘Dio: The Singles’ Box Set due for release next month

by on Aug.13, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS

Ronnie James Dio’s former home up for sale on eBay, ‘Dio: The Singles’ Box Set due for release next month

The New York home where Ronnie James Dio grew up has listed the property on eBay. The home is on Dio Way, the street renamed for Dio in 1988 and includes the garage where the he used to rehearse and possibly a trunk he buried in the back garden.

The current owner purchased it three years ago but says it’s now too small for his family: “This is the house he grew up in, wrote songs in, had parties in and played in. We bought it from Ronnie and have enjoyed living there. It has a detached garage where Dio used to play, a fenced-in back yard great for barbecues, and a garden behind the garage where Ronnie told me himself he’d buried a trunk that we never got round to digging up. I have found an old mic of his and what looks like some spelling test pushed into a knothole in the floor. We have had people visit the house, getting their picture taken out front, or by the street sign of Dio Way. If these walls could talk! I am listing it in the hope that a true Dio fan can get the house and enjoy owning a piece of heavy metal history.”

The starting price for the home is $90,000 and the auction closes at the end of August.

'Dio: The Singles Collection,' due for release on Aug. 31st in Europe and Sept. 3rd in Japan compiles a box of the band’s classic singles on Vertigo/Universal in replicas of the original release, along with a DVD. The 14 CD's include 48 songs from 14 previous singles, while the DVD presents 12 music videos.

The package comes with a reprint of a UK tour poster and Dio family tree (subject to change), as well as 32-page complete discography of the Vertigo years.

Dio 'The Singles Collection' track listing:
Holy Diver
Rainbow In The Dark
The Last In Line
We Rock
Mystery (inc. UK tour poster)
Rock N Roll Children
Hungry For Heaven

-Dio Live:
King Of Rock N Roll
I Could Have Been A Dreamer
All The Fools Sailed Away

-The Dio EP (inc. DIO family tree)
Jesus Mary And The Holy Ghost

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Anthrax News: Charlie Benante marital issues, Covers E.P., Frank Bello Movie role and more

by on Jul.31, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Anthrax News: Charlie Benante marital issues, Covers E.P., Frank Bello Movie role and more

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and his wife had an altercation last Friday night which led to their subsequent arrests, and now the following statement has been released from Charlie Benante's lawyer, Charlie William L. Hotopp:

"Last Friday night, Charlie Benante, drummer for the rock band Anthrax, was assaulted several times during an altercation that sent him to the emergency room with a gash at the back of his head that required several staples to close.

Mr. Benante and his six-year old daughter Mia had traveled to Elkart, IN to meet Mrs. Benante and her 17-year old son who was participating in a weekend baseball series. At some point, words were exchanged between Mr. Benante, Mrs. Benante and her male companion that led to a scuffle. Mrs. Benante hit Mr. Benante in the face, he pushed her away, and as he turned around to leave with Mia, Mrs. Benante assaulted him from behind, hitting him multiple times on the back of his head with a cell phone. Police were called, and both Mr. Benante and Mrs. Benante were detained for domestic battery in front of a child.

Mr. Benante is understandably distraught by this incident and that his daughter, who he dotes on, witnessed it. Mr. Benante will appear in Elkhart County court this Friday, August 3rd, and we expect complete vindication."


Even though Scott Ian recently stated that the band aren't going to be releasing a covers album, but the band will apparently be releasing a cover E.P. at some point. At least according to Frank Bello and Joey Belladonna. Carla Harvey of the Butcher Babies and Revolver TV recently interviewed Belladonna at a recent stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Frank Bello recently said about the covers E.P.: "Actually, what we are planning on doing is doing some covers. We’re doing some cover versions of songs and re-releasing the record in the fall with some special cover songs such as a Rush track and a Boston song. It’s gonna be great. Some really cool stuff which I think people are really going to dig. And we also have a lot more touring to do; we’re going out with Motörhead in Europe in November and then we’re on the road with Testament and Death Angel."

The following cover songs have been recorded by Anthrax for possible release:
AC/DC - T.N.T.
Boston - Smokin'
Journey - Keep On Runnin'
Rush - Anthem

Anthrax have also recorded a cover version of Black Sabbath's 'Neon Knights' to be included on the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album which is being assembled by the singer's widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio.

Frank Bello will also be making his feature film debut, playing the New York punk rock legend Richard Hell in the biopic 'Greetings From Tim Buckley.' Frank Wood ('Changeling' 'The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3') plays songwriter and Jeff Buckley collaborator Gary Lucas, while Penn Badgley ('Gossip Girl') has been cast as Tim Buckley's son Jeff. Dan Algrant ("People I Know", "Naked in New York") is directing from a script he co-wrote with Emma Sheanshang and David Brendel. Bello previously had small roles in a few TV and movie projects mostly as a member of Anthrax, and he also played a rocker in an episode of 'Law & Order.'
Watch this Artisan News Report to find out more:


The busy Bello has also putting on bass clinics at various Sam Ash Music stores around the county coinciding with where Anthrax is making stops on tour. Check out this webisode featuring Bello at the Sam Ash in Cinncinnati with Jeff & Don:

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Second annual Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund Awards Gala open to fans

by on Jun.23, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Second annual Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund Awards Gala open to fans

The second annual awards gala benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund will take place on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31st at the Avalon in Hollywood. This year the gala will be open to the fans. So if you're planning to attend wear your creepiest costume, as there will be both a costume contest and a live and silent auction.

Eddie Trunk, who was a past honoree, will once again be the MC for the festivities. Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, who is undergoing his own cancer struggle with lymphoma, will receive the King of Rock n’ Roll Award. Five other awards will be presented to various other music industry notables.

The Dio Disciples, an all-star group comprised of former members of Dio, with Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (ex-Judas Priest) and Toby Jepsen (Little Angels) on vocals will perform with other special guests. Other musical acts have yet to be announced. Cirque Berzerk, which calls itself a "phantasmagoric spectacle," will also provide entertainment.

Ticket and sponsorship packages are listed as follows:

1. Main Floor ($200 ea.) includes: full hosted bar and gourmet food stations 7:30pm-11:00pm

2. Main Floor/Private Loge ($250 ea.) includes: Full hosted bar and gourmet food stations 7:30pm-11:00pm - Access to private seating in the Loge area

3. VIP Balcony ($550 ea.) includes: Full hosted bar, gourmet carvery and Food Stations 7:30pm-2:00am - VIP Access to the balcony - Commemorative photo booth picture - Extra VIP entertainment

4. VIP Opera Box ($12,000 ea.) Only 2 Available includes: 15 VIP Balcony tickets - Premier stage and main floor views from Opera Box Seats - Full hosted bar, gourmet carvery and food stations 7:30-2:00am - Private balcony box seating - Commemorative photo booth picture - Extra VIP entertainment - 1/2 Page ad in the program - Signage at the event

5. VIP Balcony Box ($12,000 ea.) Only 1 Available - 15 VIP balcony tickets - Full hosted bar, gourmet carvery and food stations 7:30-2:00am - Private balcony box seating - Commemorative photo booth picture - Extra VIP Entertainment - 1/2 Page Ad in Program - Signage at Event

To buy tickets and find out more information about this event, please visit


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