Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) Dio was an American heavy metal band led by vocalist legend Ronnie James Dio, who formed it in 1982 after leaving Black Sabbath. In an interview, available on the special edition re-release of Holy Diver, Dio states that he never intended to begin a solo career. His intention was to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.

Vintage Magazines with Dio

Screamer Magazine June 1990

Screamer Magazine June 1990
Issue: June 1990. Featuring: Damn Yankees. Also Included Kiss, Dio, Bruce Dickinson, Ratt, Whitesnake, Britny Fox, Trixter, Faith No More, Atrophy, Badlands, Bonham, Child's Play, Hurricane, Sleeze Beez, The Big F, Vicious Rumors, XYZ and Much More.

Screamer Magazine September 1989

Screamer Magazine September 1989
Issue: September 1989. Featuring: White Lion. Also Included Badlands, Testament, Jason Bonham, Stage Dolls, Bang Tango, Death Angel, Silent Rage, Guardian, Babylon and Much More

Articles with Dio

Ronnie James Dio’s Cancer Charity Bowls to Save Lives

  In 2010, the world lost a musical icon. Ronnie James Dio succumbed, finally, to his long struggle with stomach cancer.  Yet, it is difficult to consider any aspect of Dio’s life as a tragedy.  This is a man who, in many ways, created heavy metal music.  From the uplifted two-pronged fist salute to fronting… Read more »

DURBIN’S “The Beast Awakens” Out Today On FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Hailing from the shores of Santa Cruz, CA, modern heavy metal revivalist James Durbin has released his boldest, heaviest album to date, the debut album from DURBIN, “The Beast Awakens“. James Durbin has finally released the album that he has always wanted to over the course of his decade long recording career. Combining his love… Read more »

DIO’s 1996-2004 Studio Album Collection Make Impressive Chart Debuts Around the Globe

DIO’s recently reissued 1996-2004 studio albums have been met with an amazing worldwide reception, particularly in the United States, Germany and Spain, where all four albums have debuted at impressive chart positions, even surpassing the original releases’ chart positions. Angry Machines(1996), Magica (2000), Killing the Dragon (2002) and Master of the Moon(2004) were released March… Read more »

Photos – Bowl For Ronnie 4th Annual Charity Event

Photos – Bowl For Ronnie 4th Annual Charity Event CLICK HERE to read a review of the event.

LEATHER LEONE – The Voice of the Cult Returns

Leather Leone, the voice that guided Chastain in the ‘80s and early ‘90s has returned with a screaming new effort after a long dormant hiatus.  While fans asking what happened to the voice of the cult, Leone spent several years helping protect man’s best friend, though the itch to play again was always there.  Doing… Read more »


Leather Leone, Chastain’s ripping, roaring female throat of the ‘80s and early ‘90s blasts speakers with her second solo release, II.  The sonic, guttural, gravel licking rasp that made her a microphone reaping presence continues, blasting through 11 new tracks.  Like the Cruella de Vil of metal, Leather has been compared to powerhouses Dio, Bruce… Read more »

REVOLUTION SAINTS Announce Highly Anticipated Second Album, ‘Light In The Dark,’ Out October 13th On Frontiers Music Srl

REVOLUTION SAINTS was born from the vision of Frontiers’ President, Serafino Perugino, who for years had hoped to work on a project highlighting Deen Castronovo’s amazing vocal abilities. Having previously worked with all three artists on different projects on Frontiers, having Castronovo, Blades and Aldrich on board together was a dream come true for Perugino…. Read more »

The Wild Announce U.S. Tour Dates With Airbourne, GxDxWxB Available Now, All New LP Coming In 2017

Kelowna rock’n’rollers The Wild! are pleased to confirm the support slot for AIRBOURNE on their upcoming North American tour.  The tour begins in San Diego, CA on September 12 and continues  through North America’s biggest cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and New York. “This pairing is perfect. I think the fans are… Read more »

Doro To Bring “30 Years – Strong & Proud” Anniversary Tour To North America

Having celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the first time she took the stage this past May with a two-night live concert party in her hometown of Düsseldorf, Germany in addition to shows throughout Europe, the U.K., and in Latin America, multi-decade recording artist & legendary metal maven DORO PESCH will be bringing her career-spanning… Read more »

Dio Live In London – Hammersmith Apollo 1993

Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the May 13 release of Live In London: Hammersmith Apollo 1993 on DVD, SD Blu-ray and double CD formats, from the incomparable Dio [Pre-book Order Date April 18, MSRP $14.98 DVD, $19.98 SD Blu-ray, $17.98 2CD]. This is the first ever video release of this classic 1993 concert… Read more »