More than 30 hard rock and heavy metal musicians from Long Island, New York have recorded a cover version of "Stars", the 1985 charity single for famine relief released under the HEAR 'N AID banner. "We're Stars" is a tribute to Long Island's COVID-19 front-line workers, with the song's accompanying video featuring images from Northwell Health's North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset and Stony Brook University Hospital. Executive producer and drummer Corrado Mazzuca fro
BMG has announced its next feature-length film will be the first-ever, career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary rock icon Ronnie James Dio. It is the first documentary about Dio to be fully authorized by the artist's estate. BMG is both financier and executive producer of the film, with all rights available worldwide. The upcoming documentary is the latest project in BMG's fast-growing line of music-related films and television projects including the cri
Last In Line are back on the road next month....more 2020 dates announcing soon. Last In Line was formed in 2011, when Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, and Vivian Campbell, (Ronnie James Dio’s co-conspirators and co-writers on the “Holy Diver”, “Last In Line” – the album from which they took their name, and “Sacred Heart” albums) teamed up with esteemed vocalist Andrew Freeman.
The debut album “Heavy Crown” was released in February 2016, landing at #1 on the Billboard Heat-Seeker
The Ronnie James Dio hologram will return to the road this spring. Although no tour dates have yet been announced, Ronnie's widow and manager Wendy Diotold The Metal Voice at this past Wedneday's (January 15) Metal Hall Of Fame event in Anaheim, California that fans can expect to see a digital version of the legendary heavy metal singer back on tour in May and June. Dio died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. The singer's hologram was created by a company called Ey
The Fifth Annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, was held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Once again sold out in advance, the event raised more than $50,000 for the music-based cancer charity. Over 300 rockers, bowling enthusiasts, DIO fans and Dio Cancer Fund supporters made up the capacity crowd at the event hosted by broadcast personality Eddie Trunk, w
BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. have partnered to reissue DIO‘s 1996-2004 studio albums: Angry Machines (1996), Magica (2000), Killing the Dragon (2002), and Master of the Moon(2004). These newly remastered versions feature rare and never before released live and studio bonus tracks. Remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis with updated artwork from frequent DIO designer Marc Sasso. Long out of print on vinyl, the 180-gram black vinyl includes the original trac
The Metal Voice ( https://www.facebook.com/themetalvoice) recently spoke to Wendy Dio about the upcoming Holgram tour, upcoming Dio documentary, Dio book as well as unreleased material.
When asked about the upcoming Dio Hologram tour
"It's a brand new tour, no one's ever seen this one before, its new and improved technology and has come a long way in the last two years. This time Ronnie looks much better than he did before. I'm a perfectionist, last time his eyebrows an