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36 Years Ago: Rainbow Come ‘Down to Earth’ After Ronnie James Dio’s Exit

Ronnie James Dio's exit led to a huge shift in Rainbow's musical focus.

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31 Years Ago: Dio Release a Metal Masterpiece, ‘The Last in Line’

For Ronnie James Dio, the title of his band Dio's second album, The Last in Line, could very well have referenced the legendary singer's lengthy wait for much-deserved solo stardom after decades served as the ultimate team player.

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Tenacious D Win (Another Botched) Best Metal Performance Grammy

Comedy duo Tenacious D beat out Mastodon, Anthrax, Motorhead and Slipknot to win the Best Metal Performance Grammy.

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Finnish Bluegrass Band Steve ‘N’ Seagulls Cover Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’

Watch as Finnish band Steve 'N' Seagulls perform a bluegrass cover of Dio's 'Holy Diver.'

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Corey Taylor Rocks ‘Rainbow in the Dark’ on new Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album

Ronnie James Dio was lost to cancer 4 years ago but without a doubt, his legacy will live forever. Known for some of the greatest head banging tunes in rock history, his influence is undeniable. Earlier this month, the tribute album 'This Is Your Life' hit stores with a who's who of rockers covering some of Dio's legendary work with Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own namesake band. One contribution was a cover of 'Rainbow in the Dark' featuring Corey Taylor and Steel Panther guitarist Satchel. This tune rocks, for sure.

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Metallica Unleash Epic Ronnie James Dio Medley ‘Ronnie Rising’

Metallica have their share of naysayers, but after hearing the band's new Ronnie James Dio tribute medley, 'Ronnie Rising,' we have a feeling the lips of those naysayers will be sewn shut. The nine-minute song is masterfully put together, combining the iconic tracks 'A Light in the Black,' 'Tarot Woman,' 'Stargazer' and 'Kill the King.'

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Dio, Whitesnake, Scorpions Vets Leading Cream Tribute Concerts

Former members of Dio, Whitesnake and the Scorpions will take part in a four-day, two-city music event, with special shows focusing on the music of Cream and the Scorpions.

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Former Dio Members Tried to Hire Eddie Van Halen

There's a long list of rock musicians who'd love to have Eddie Van Halen in their band, but only a few of them have the means to actually make the invitation in person.

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Vivian Campbell’s Last in Line Play First Show

Several decades after closing the door on his time with Dio, guitarist Vivian Campbell has reunited with his former bandmates and reclaimed a chapter of his musical legacy.

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Def Leppard / Dio Guitarist Vivian Campbell Fighting Cancer

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that he was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and has already gone through two of six months of chemotherapy to battle the cancer.

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Dio to Release 1986 Concert in Multiple Formats

Fans of the late, great Ronnie James Dio and his band Dio can relive the group's glory years with the upcoming re-release of a 1986 concert in Philadelphia. 'Finding the Sacred Heart -- Live in Philly 1986' will be available on CD, vinyl, DVD and Blu-ray on May 28.

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Dio Disciples Rich With Rock Royalty

Ronnie James Dio was a true legend. His influence is truly immeasurable in rock n' roll, his songwriting, his style, his persona, his graciousness. Obviously his iconic songs will live forever, and now even more so thanks to the Dio Disciples.

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