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Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album Features Metallica, Rob Halford, Motorhead + More

It's still hard to believe that perhaps metal's greatest voice, Ronnie James Dio, was silenced over three years ago. In celebration of Dio's life and unparalleled career, many of rock and metal's biggest names have joined forces to record the ultimate tribute album, 'Ronnie James Dio: This is Your Life.'

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‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin Raises Horns for Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Dio + More

Victoria's own 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. His persuasion as an anti-authoritarian and surly redneck who loves drinking beer and kicking ass is among the most celebrated characters in WWE / WWF history. Those familiar with Austin may picture the man listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd or Hank Williams, and although that may be true, Austin recently professed his love for Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and many other metal acts.

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Wendy Dio Remembers Ronnie James Dio on Third Anniversary of His Death

The music world is no doubt reflecting today, as May 16, 2013, marks the third anniversary of the death of one of metal's giants, Ronnie James Dio. In late 2009, it was announced that Dio had been diagnosed with stomach cancer, and while the rocker fought the good fight, he eventually succumbed on May 16, 2010. On this third anniversary of his passing, Dio's manager, business partner, wife and love of his life, Wendy Dio, has offered a tribute to the late vocalist.

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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’s ‘Finding the Sacred Heart – Live in Philly 1986′ To Get DVD/CD/Blu-ray Release in May

Ronnie James Dio was perhaps metal's greatest singer of all time, and it was a true tragedy when he passed away in 2010. Dio's music has remained captivating as its continued to age, and that fact is being celebrated through a upcoming reissue of the 'Finding the Sacred Heart - Live in Philly 1986' on DVD, Blu-ray, CD and vinyl formats.

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Celebrity Guitar Auction Raises $100K for Dio Cancer Fund

Earlier this month over 80 guitars from rockers like Eddie Van Halen and Slash were auctioned off to raise money for cancer reseach. The Dio Cancer Fund -- a charity that honors the late Ronnie James Dio -- added $100K to an already impressive total to give to the TJ Martell Foundation. Since 2010 wife Wendy Dio has overseen the donation of over $300K.

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Ronnie James Dio’s ‘Childhood Home’ Up for Sale on eBay

Admirers of the late great Ronnie James Dio, it’s time to load up your PayPal accounts and get bidding! According to an eBay listing, the legendary heavy metal singer’s childhood home is being auctioned off on the electronic bidding website — and the bidding starts at $90,000.

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Ronnie James Dio’s Second ‘Very Beast′ Set Track Listing Revealed

As previously reported, a second volume of classic material from the late, great Ronnie James Dio is due out this fall. Now we have a complete track listing. The collection, titled ‘The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2,′ will include several rare tracks, including some previously only available in other countries.

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Drummer Vinny Appice Discusses Past Ronnie James Dio-Vivian Campbell Tensions

Def Leppard‘s Vivian Campbell recently revealed that he was planning to revisit the music he performed with Dio with the lineup that was around when he was in the band. It’s been documented over the years that Campbell and Ronnie James Dio didn’t see eye-to-eye before the guitarist’s exit, and one of the members of the band is shedding some light on the issues.

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Tony Iommi to be Honored at Ronnie James Dio Fund Benefit

Hollywood’s Avalon Theater will be the venue for the 2nd annual Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Awards Gala. The event will take place on October 31, 2012, and will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.

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Dio Tribute Album Will Feature Judas Priest, Deep Purple Stars

Since early 2011, there’s been plenty of talk about a star-studded Ronnie James Dio tribute album.

Well, it looks like 2012 will be the year it finally arrives. And the list of artists lined up to honor the late solo singer and onetime Black Sabbath and Rainbow frontman is quite impressive: Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) and Dave Grohl (Nirvana and Foo Fighters), among others.

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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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