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R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio 1942 ? 2010

from Metal Hammer by terrybezer

After initial rumours were dismissed earlier today, Metal Hammer is devastated to report that Ronnie James Dio has passed away. (more?)

  1. Ronnie James Dio

    Official site. Biography, discography, tour dates, news, information about his fan club, chat room, and forum.

  2. Ronnie James Dio – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 ? May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He performed with Testament

  3. Metal legend Ronnie James Dio dead at 67 – Yahoo! News

    Ronnie James Dio, the metal god who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath and later piloted the bands Heaven & Hell and Dio, has died, according to his

Ronnie James Dio Dies At Age 67

from Metal Injection
Despite denial of rumors late last night, Ronnie James Dio passed away today at age 67. This was confirmed by wife and manager, Wendy Dio, who has posted this statement on Dio’s official home page “Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say …

Metal singer Ronnie James Dio dies aged 67

from Wikinews

Sunday, May 16, 2010

American metal singer Ronnie James Dio died today at the age of 67, as announced by his wife, Wendy. Dio passed at 7:45 this morning at the Mayo Clinic, an American disease treatment center, after a two-year fight with stomach cancer that caused him to stop singing while he received treatment. “Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all…Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever,” added his wife in a statement on Dio’s web site.

Ronnie James Dio: ?If You?re Expecting Me To Be Blackie Lawless, Well I?m Not?

from Metal Hammer by jamesgill

Ronnie James dio picIn tribute to Ronnie Dio who tragically died at the weekend, here is the unscene full transcript of a recent interview with the great man. ?Some people consider me to be immortal, I?m certainly not. I have a long life in music. I?ll never stop. So I guess I am immortal.? (more?)

Lars Ulrich Pays Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

from Metal Hammer by terrybezer

The World Of Metal Pays Tribute To Dio

from Metal Hammer by terrybezer

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Rockin’ in the Ph.D. World

May 5, 2010

There are plenty in higher education who devote themselves to interpreting rock and roll as literature. Fewer devote themselves to the interpreting literature as rock and roll.

But that is what four California academics ? three at Stanford University and another at the University of California at Los Angeles ? set out to do with their band, Glass Wave. The group, formed two years ago by the Stanford literature professors Robert P. Harrison and Daniel Edelstein, recently released its self-titled debut album.

Essential Progressive Metal Albums

from About.com Heavy Metal

The World Of Metal Pays Tribute To Dio

from Metal Hammer by terrybezer

The 50 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time

from Metal Hammer

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Music Radar have been polling their readers to see what they think is the greatest metal album of all time? (more?)

What’s A Black Metal Band Gotta Do To Get Murdered By Religious Maniacs These Days?

from Hit & Run by Tim Cavanaugh

They would have put Muhammad on the cover, but nobody knew  what he looked like.Thanks to commenter Warty for discovering the musical stylings of Ayat, Lebanon’s (arguably) first “Anti-Islamic Black Metal Band.” Ayat (Miracle) has been opening Levantie eardrums for nine years, and in 2008 the duo signed with Moribund records to release their album Six Years of Dormant Hatred.

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