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CELEBRATE ‘RECORD STORE DAY’ WITH DELUXE, NUMBERED DIO PICTURE DISC AND MEET THE DIO BAND IN CALIFORNIA!

March 22nd, 2011
KILLING THE DRAGON (2002) picture disc

KILLING THE DRAGON (2002) picture disc

To coincide with this year’s Record Store Day (which falls on Saturday, April 16th), Niji Entertainment will be issuing a very special, LIMITED EDITION, Deluxe Numbered Picture Disc LP of Dio’s 2002 release, ‘Killing the Dragon,’ of which only 2,500 copies will be made.

 

Each copy will be numbered in a unique way – by a special Dio hologram sticker.

 

Also on Saturday, April 16th, former Dio band members Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, and Scott Warren will participate in an in-store appearance from 12:30pm to 3:30pm at the Mad Platter record store, which is located at 1223 University Avenue, #160, in Riverside, CA 92507-7238. You can also call the store at (951) 328-1600.

 

‘Killing the Dragon’ marked the first collaboration between Dio and guitarist Doug Aldrich, who has subsequently joined Whitesnake. The album also spawned the single/video “Push,” which featured Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass. And exclusively for the picture disc edition of ‘Killing the Dragon,’ Dio’s longtime engineer, Wyn Davis, mixed and remastered the album.

 

Get ready to grab your copy quickly of the ‘Killing the Dragon’ picture disc, as this collector’s item is bound to disappear quickly!

 

‘Killing the Dragon’ Track List:

 

1. “Killing the Dragon”

2. “Along Comes a Spider”

3. “Scream”

4. “Better in the Dark”

5. “Rock & Roll”

6. “Push”

7. “Guilty”

8. “Throw Away Children”

9. “Before the Fall”

10. “Cold Feet”

 

For more information, visit:

www.facebook.com/OfficialRonnieJamesDio

www.ronniejamesdio.com

 

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Former DIO Members To Tour Europe With TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS, TOBY JEPSON As DIO DISCIPLES

March 19th, 2011

Ronnie James DioFormer DIO members Rudy Sarzo (bass), Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) will be joining forces with singers Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and Toby Jepson (FASTWAY, LITTLE ANGELS, GUN) for a number of shows in Europe under the name DIO DISCIPLES.

 

Ronnie James Dio’s widow and manager Wendy remarked: “There will never be another Ronnie, but we want to keep his music alive and hope you will support the band and become one of the DIO DISCIPLES. We will post the UK/European tour dates as they are confirmed, and we are planning some US dates also. Hope to see you at one of the shows.”

 

A Ronnie James Dio tribute album is in the works by Dio’s widow Wendy according to a new interview by Noisecreep’s Steve Baltin.

 

“It probably won’t come out this year, but everybody signed up,” Dio told Noisecreep.

 

So, who’s signed on thus far? “Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Glenn Hughes, Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS), Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD),” she said, adding Grohl will do the Black Sabbath hit ‘Mob Rules,’ and Halford will be taking on ‘Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll.’ And artists keep coming on. “I just talked to ALICE (COOPER), roped Alice in and SEBASTIAN (BACH) and Chris (Jericho),” she said, referring to fellow attendees at the Golden Gods press conference. And Cooper already has a song in mind, going back to the Elf days, according to Wendy.

 

Read the entire interview at Noisecreep.

 

Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography Of Ronnie James Dio, the revealing memoir of the heavy metal master, will be published in the spring of 2012 via MTV Books.

An excerpt from a press release reads: “with nearly five decades of worldwide success and album sales in the tens of millions as the front man of ELF, RAINBOW, DIO, BLACK SABBATH, and, most recently, HEAVEN & HELL, Ronnie James Dio grabbed the mic, took the stage, and led a movement whose influence resonates to this day. In Rainbow In The Dark, Dio himself will introduce the reader to this incredible life and the over 50 photographs included will provide readers with an unprecedented all-access pass to the rock concert of a lifetime.”

 

 

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TIM “RIPPER” OWENS To Record Unreleased RONNIE JAMES DIO Material?

February 14th, 2011
Ronnie James Dio - Live in Helsinki, Finland

Ronnie James Dio - Live in Helsinki, Finland in 2006

According to Joe Siegler from Black-Sabbath.com, TIM “RIPPER” OWENS (HAIL!, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will be singing in place of RONNIE JAMES DIO (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, RAINBOW, ELF) on some unreleased Dio material the Dio band is going to be recording. Apparently bassist Rudy Sarzo and guitarist Craig Goldy were given permission by Wendy Dio to go through Ronnie’s computer looking for music they can record.

In other news, last night (Sunday, February 13th) at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, – which took place in Los Angeles at Staples Center – during the photo flashback segment honoring musicians that we lost in the past year, Ronnie James Dio was among them.

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DOUBLE-LP VINYL VERSION OF ‘DIO AT DONINGTON UK: LIVE 1983 AND 1987′ TO BE ISSUED ON FEBRUARY 15

February 7th, 2011

'DIO AT DONINGTON UK: LIVE 1983 AND 1987'

'DIO AT DONINGTON UK: LIVE 1983 AND 1987'

CD VERSION’S SUCCESS DIO’S STRONGEST CHART DEBUT IN THE “SOUNDSCAN” ERA”

The recently-released double-disc Dio CD, ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987,’ is about to get a glorious vinyl makeover. On February 15, 2011, the album will be issued as a double vinyl set with deluxe gatefold packaging, and on 180 gram vinyl – the first-ever Dio album to be released in this high quality vinyl format. The album was mixed and mastered under the supervision of Dio’s longtime engineer, Wyn Davis, and comes hot on the heels of the CD version’s success (debuting at #98 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart – Dio’s strongest chart debut in the “Soundscan era”).

The first disc of ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987′ was recorded at the first-ever UK performance by Dio’s solo group (while on tour supporting their classic debut, ‘Holy Diver’), and features guitarist Vivian Campbell. The set-list does a superb job reflecting Dio’s debut (featuring such classics as “Rainbow in the Dark,” “Stand Up And Shout,” etc.), as well as classics from both Rainbow and Black Sabbath (“Man on the Silver Mountain,” “Heaven and Hell,” etc.) – resulting in a thorough retrospective of Dio’s career, from Rainbow to Black Sabbath to solo hits. The second disc of ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987′ features guitarist Craig Goldy’s debut – recorded in 1987, in support of the ‘Dream Evil’ album, and contains further highlights from Dio’s career.

Between Facebook, Myspace and Twitter, the Dio social media followers now number over one million. The CD version of ‘Dio at Donington’ has scanned over 43,000 in the the USA alone, and in the Sounscan era, Dio has scanned over 3,000,000 albums. ‘The Very Beast Of Dio’ was recently certified Gold in the USA, and sales are approaching 700,000 units. Also recently opened for business is the Official Dio Webstore, which gives fans worldwide the opportunity to purchase t-shirts, limited edition items, and CD’s/DVD’s that fans have been requesting.
2011 is shaping up to be a busy shopping year for Dio collectors, so stay tuned!

For more information, please go to:

www.ronniejamesdio.com
www.facebook.com/OfficialRonnieJamesDio
www.myspace.com/dioofficial

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RONNIE JAMES DIO’s Father Dies At 92

January 13th, 2011

The father of late heavy metal singer RONNIE JAMES DIO (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, RAINBOW, ELF), Pat Padavona, 92, passed away peacefully on December 28th at Cortland Care Center in Cortland, New York. He served his country during World War II. He enjoyed working with his hands, making many pieces of fine furniture and accent pieces.

Pat is survived by his daughter-in-law, Wendy Dio-Padavona, his brother Johnny, his grandson Dan and wife Terri Padavona, and his great-grandchildren Joey and Julia Padavona. Pat was pre-deceased by his wife Anna and his son Ronnie.

Pat Padavona was laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Cortland.

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BLACK SABBATH – Dehumanizer Special Edition Details

December 16th, 2010
BLACK SABBATH - Dehumanizer

BLACK SABBATH - Dehumanizer

According to BLACK SABBATH News, Universal/Sanctuary has set a February 7th release date for the Deluxe Edition of Black Sabbath’s Dehumanizer. Originally released in 1992, the album to feature the vocals of the late, great Ronnie James Dio since 1981′s Mob Rules. With a line-up completed by founder members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, and drumming duties carried out by Vinny Appice, Dehumanizer is arguably one of Sabbath’s heaviest albums.

This edition is expanded with the single edit of ‘Master Of Insanity’, an alternate version of ‘Letters From Earth’ that originally appeared as the b-side to the ‘TV Crimes’ single, and a version of ‘Time Machine’ originally recorded for the soundtrack to the movie Wayne’s World. In addition, the set also includes five rare live tracks from Florida’s Sundome recorded at the beginning of the Dehumanizer tour in July 1992, including a previously unreleased live version of ‘Master Of Insanity’.

The set includes liner notes from Metal Hammer/BW&BK’s Dom Lawson, based on new interviews with Tony Iommi.

Tracklistings:

Disc One (Original Album 1992)
‘Computer God’
‘After All (The Dead)’
‘TV Crimes’
‘Letters From Earth’
‘Master of Insanity’
‘Time Machine’
‘Sins of the Father’
‘Too Late’
‘I’
‘Buried Alive’

Disc Two (Bonus Tracks)
‘Master Of Insanity’ (Single Edit)
‘Letters From Earth’ (B-Side Version)
‘Time Machine’ (Wayne’s World Version)

Live at The Sundome in ampa, Florida; July 25th, 1992:
‘Children Of The Sea’
‘Die Young’
‘TV Crimes’
‘Master Of Insanity’
‘Neon Knights’

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DOUBLE-LP VINYL VERSION OF ‘DIO AT DONINGTON UK: LIVE 1983 AND 1987′ TO BE ISSUED BY NIJI ENTERTAINMENT GROUP!

December 13th, 2010

The recently-released double-disc Dio CD, ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987,’ is about to get a glorious vinyl makeover. On February 15, 2011, the album will be issued as a double vinyl set with deluxe gatefold packaging, and on 180 gram vinyl – the first-ever Dio album to be released in this high quality vinyl format. The album was mixed and mastered under the supervision of Dio’s longtime engineer, Wyn Davis, and comes hot on the heels of the CD version’s success (debuting at #98 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart – Dio’s strongest chart debut in the “Soundscan era”).

The first disc of ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987′ was recorded at the first-ever UK performance by Dio’s solo group, while on tour supporting their classic debut, ‘Holy Diver.’ And the set-list does a superb job reflecting Dio’s debut (featuring such classics as “Rainbow in the Dark,” “Stand Up And Shout,” etc.), as well as classics from both Rainbow and Black Sabbath (“Man on the Silver Mountain,” “Heaven and Hell,” etc.) – resulting in a thorough retrospective of Dio’s career, from Rainbow to Black Sabbath to solo hits. The second disc of ‘Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987′ features guitarist Craig Goldy’s debut – recorded in 1987, in support of the ‘Dream Evil’ album, and contains further highlights from Dio’s career.

Between Facebook, Myspace and Twitter, the Dio social media followers now number over one million. Also recently opened for business is the Official Dio Webstore, which gives fans worldwide the opportunity to purchase t-shirts, limited edition items, and CD’s/DVD’s that fans have been requesting.
2011 is shaping up to be a busy shopping year for Dio collectors, so stay tuned!

For more information, please go to:

www.ronniejamesdio.com

www.facebook.com/OfficialRonnieJamesDio

www.myspace.com/dioofficial

www.twitter.com/OfficialRJDio

www.officialronniejamesdiowebstore.com/content

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HEAVEN & HELL VIDEO PERFORMANCE RELEASED, FINAL FILMED LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM RONNIE JAMES DIO

November 16th, 2010

Heaven & Hell’s live version of “Children of the Sea” off their Neon Nights: Live In Europe DVD has just been released. The performance was filmed in Germany on July 30, 2009 as part of the tour in support of their The Devil You Know studio album. Although nobody knew it at the time, it was to be Ronnie James Dio’s last filmed concert performance before his sad death in May 2010. Heaven & Hell were in fantastic form and played a blistering set that included tracks from the newly released album along with classics from their Black Sabbath days.
The bonus features on the DVD include 30th anniversary interviews with Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Vinny Appice, plus a tribute to RJD by the surviving members. Neon Nights: Live in Europe is out this week via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Neon Nights: Live in Europe DVD concert tracklisting:

E5150

Mob Rules

Children of the Sea

I

Bible Black

Time Machine

Fear

Falling Off the Edge of the World

Follow the Tears

Die Young

Heaven & Hell

Country Girl

Neon Knights

Check out “Children of the Sea” here:

DIRECT LINK TO VIDEO: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xfnf8e_heaven-hell-children-of-the-sea-live-2009_music
BUY LINK FOR DVD: http://amzn.to/bqUMmo

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RONNIE JAMES DIO’s Posthumous Memoir Sold To MTV Books; Spring 2012 Publication Date Planned

November 8th, 2010

Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography Of RONNIE JAMES DIO, the revealing memoir of the heavy metal master, was sold at auction to Jacob Hoye, Senior Director of Publishing at MTV Books, by Shawna Morey, in her first deal at Folio Literary Management, LLC.

Renowned for his powerful, hard-driving vocals, Dio, lends that unique voice to recount his extraordinary journey from early pioneer in a burgeoning music movement to his undisputed reign atop the heavy metal landscape. He was born in a time and to a family so far removed from the hard-rocking world he would dominate for nearly five decades, but his unbounded passion and peerless talent broke barriers and legitimized heavy metal as an alternative art form. His creative genius made him a legend.

With nearly five decades of worldwide success and album sales in the tens of millions as the front man of ELF, RAINBOW, DIO, BLACK SABBATH, and, most recently, HEAVEN & HELL, Ronnie James Dio grabbed the mic, took the stage, and led a movement whose influence resonates to this day. In Rainbow In The Dark, Dio himself will introduce the reader to this incredible life and the over 50 photographs included will provide readers with an unprecedented all-access pass to the rock concert of a lifetime.

During his life, Dio drew on the energy and devotion of millions of fans from around the world for the strength to create, entertain, and give back. In his death, he leaves us with his own voice and his own story to edify and inspire. He also leaves us perhaps his most important legacy, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, a non-profit founded by Dio’s widow and manager, Wendy Dio, to fund and advocate for cancer research and screenings for society’s underprivileged.

On May 16th, 2010, the day Dio finally succumbed after a lengthy battle with cancer, the music stopped and the curtains were drawn. Rainbow In The Dark will open those curtains and reignite the band. A spring 2012 publication date is planned.

As previously reported…

You know how hard it is to find the right card to send to your metal buddies, right? Now you can send them a Ronnie James Dio Christmas card!

When you open the card, Ronnie pops out and the card plays his version of ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’!

Supplies are limited and you can purchase the card in the Official Dio Web Store!

Check out images of the card below:

Dio Xmas Card

Ronnie James Dio Christmas card

Ronnie James Dio – A Photographic Memoir will be released on November 30th via Rufus Stone Limited Editions.

Ronnie James Dio was one of rocks most respected and talented frontmen, renowned for his instantly recognisable vocals, lyrics and stagecraft. On May 16th, 2010 Ronnie succumbed to cancer and the world of hard rock lost one of it’s greatest talents.

Renowned music photographer PG Brunelli travelled the world with Ronnie from 1983, photographing him onstage, backstage, at home and in the recording studio. This special, large format hardback book takes the best of PG’s photography and weaves a memoir of Ronnie’s life starting onstage at Donington Monsters of Rock in 1983.

Together with unique written contributions from BRUCE DICKINSON, ROB HALFORD, DOUG ALDRICH and many of his peers, colleagues and fellow professionals. This photographic memoir has been compiled with the knowledge and approval of Ronnies wife, Wendy.

Available in two limited edition versions, starting at just £40 (plus p+p) Ronnie James Dio – A Photographic Memoir is released at the end of November 2010.

To secure your standard or Hardkase version early ordering is essential. £10 from the sale of the standard version and £30 from the sale of the Hardkase edition will be donated to the Stand Up and Shout Cancer fund.

Click here to view a 9-page sample.

Further details at this location.

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Legendary WENDY DIO Joins SHARI BELAFONTE, PAUL DINI, TYLER MANE In Support Of MUSIC THRU HUMANITY

November 1st, 2010

WENDY DIO will hit the green carpet in support of HUMANITY THRU MUSIC Saturday, November 6th in Hollywood. DIO joins other celebrity guest’s actress/photographer SHARI BELAFONTE, Com-Con Icon/”Lost” Producer PAUL DINI, Actor TYLER MANE /Michael Myers of Halloween 1&2 fame and many more celebs and Rockstars will grace this year First Annual Humanity Thru Music concert and dinner in support f building a No-Kill animal sanctuary in California.

Iconic radio personality JIM LADD, of KLOS, has joined on to host this year’s concert event and will also walk the green carpet in support of our much needed NO-Kill animal Sanctuary in California. LADD will start the night out on the carpet and end the night rockin us out to the combined forces of YES & TOTO former founding members new project YOSO in a montage that was 30 years in the making – YOSO will play such Platinum hits from both bands Roundabout, Owner Of A Lonely Heart, Rosanna, Hold The Line and so much more!!

Huge “Silent Auction” with Joe Satriani, Rob Zombie, Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, Alice Cooper, Marky Ramone and so many other rockstars who have contributed singed guitars and other items Also there are great items such as Hollywood Bowl tickets, signed Star Wars collection with a bottle of Skywalker Ranch wine, signed sports memorabilia, dinner at Sugar Rock, a night at Luck Stick bowling alley for 8-16 guests and more to help support the upcoming concert HUMANITY THRU MUSIC and the building of a No-Kill animal sanctuary. Right now you can get your ticket for $35 as a special Halloween price – Go to www.ticketfly.com or Paypal to donations@furfeather.org and get yours now!!!

NIGHTS SCHEDULE: Will-call opens at 5:30 pm to check in and purchase tickets with the Green Carpet and silent auction starting at 6:00 pm. The vegetarian paw-sta buffet starts at 6:30 pm with $1 wine bars.  8:00 pm is your cue to go rock-out to classic rock in the amphitheater for the concert that will start at 8:30pm.  The concert will end about 10:00 pm.

ONLINE ADVANCE SALE: General Admission seats, dinner (festival seating) is now $35 till 11/01, reg. $50, VIP seating, dinner is $100 (guaranteed first 5 rows), $195 VIP Backstage (First 3 center rows seating guaranteed | VIP Lounge | After-Show Meet & Greet | Special YOSO Gift bag), Platinum group seating for 10 includes all above* $1250.
TO BUY TICKETS – Go to www.ticketfly.com, for Paypal go to www.myspace.com/furfeather OR Paypal directly with ticket seat-type and quantities to music@furfeather.org – You will be provided with a confirmation page you will bring to will-call night of the event. Will-call starts @ 5:30 pm sharp!

SO – Come wag your tail and rock-out in Hollywood on November, 6th at the First Annual “Humanity Thru Music” concert and paw-sta dinner in benefit of Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary a 501c3 dedicated to much needed animal welfare in California. Come help save the lives of our homeless animals from having to enter shelters and face needless euthanasia by supporting the building of Southern California’s first full NO-KILL animal sanctuary, medical and educational center.
We want to thank our sponsors for all the gracious help in making this all happen – MUSICIANS INSTITUTE, MODERN DOG MAGAZINE AND PARADIGM SHIFT WORLDWIDE, INC – THANK YOU!!

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HEAVEN & HELL: Neon Nights DVD – ‘Children Of The Sea’ Preview Clip Online

October 27th, 2010

HEAVEN & HELL: Neon Nights will be released on November 16th via Eagle Rock. This DVD and CD release captures the historic four-man army performing at the Wacken Open Air Festival on July 30th, 2009. A clip of the band performing the BLACK SABBATH classic ‘Children Of The Sea’ can be viewed below:

Neon Nights - 30 Years Of HEAVEN & HELL - Live At Wacken CD, DVD Due In November 2010

Neon Nights - 30 Years Of HEAVEN & HELL - Live At Wacken CD, DVD Due In November 2010

On this hot summer night, vocalist RONNIE JAMES DIO, guitarist TONY IOMMI, bassist GEEZER BUTLER, and drummer VINNY APPICE commanded the stage, transcending the mere concept of a heavy metal concert. The strength and veracity of Dio’s delivery, which has inspired three generations of metal vocalists, wrapped itself around each and every audience member. Butler’s declarative bass lines, Iommi’s legendary riffing, and Appice’s unrelenting fills provide the forceful heartbeat behind anthems ‘Mob Rules’, ‘Die Young’, ‘Neon Knights’, and namesake tune ‘Heaven And Hell’.

The DVD also boasts 30th anniversary interviews with all four band members as a bonus feature. Personal one-on-one’s are conducted with Ronnie, Tony, Geezer, and Vinny as they reflect on the making of their Heaven And Hell album. Additionally, the Neon Nights DVD has newly recorded personal tributes from Iommi, Appice, and Butler in memory of Dio.

Tracklisting:

DVD:

‘E5150′

‘The Mob Rules’

‘Children Of The Sea’

‘I’

‘Bible Black’

‘Time Machine’

‘Fear’

‘Falling Off The Edge Of The World’

‘Follow The Tears’

‘Die Young’

‘Heaven And Hell’

Encore:

‘Country Girl’

‘Neon Knights’

CD:

‘The Mob Rules’

‘Children Of The Sea’

‘I’

‘Bible Black’

‘Time Machine’

‘Fear’

‘Falling Off The Edge Of The World’

‘Follow The Tears’

‘Die Young’

‘Heaven And Hell’

‘Neon Knights’

The official release and viewing party for Heaven & Hell: Neon Nights new CD/DVD will take place on Friday, November 12th at Duff’s Brooklyn (168 Marcy Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn). Free CDs and DVDs will be distributed courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment.

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That Metal Show – Tribute to the great Ronnie James Dio

October 15th, 2010

Here’s a sneak peek of season six of “That Metal Show” which premieres on VH1 Classic Saturday, October 16 at 11 pm ET/PT. The first episode will feature a special tribute to the great Ronnie James Dio.

That Metal Show Season 6 – Sneak Peek:

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HEAVEN & HELL: NEON NIGHTS CD AND DVD ~The Last Recording By This Iconic Band ~

October 13th, 2010
Neon Nights - 30 Years Of HEAVEN & HELL - Live At Wacken CD, DVD Due In November 2010

Neon Nights - 30 Years Of HEAVEN & HELL - Live At Wacken CD, DVD Due In November 2010

New York, NY (October 13, 2010)— On November 16, Eagle Rock will unveil Heaven & Hell: Neon Nights. This DVD and CD release captures the historic four-man army performing at the Wacken Open Air Festival on July 30, 2009. [MSRP $14.98 for DVD, $13.98 for CD, Pre-book Order Date: October 22]
On this hot summer night, vocalist Ronnie James Dio, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and drummer Vinny Appice commanded the stage, transcending the mere concept of a heavy metal concert. The strength and veracity of Dio’s delivery, which has inspired three generations of metal vocalists, wrapped itself around each and every audience member. Butler’s declarative bass lines, Iommi’s legendary riffing, and Appice’s unrelenting fills provide the forceful heartbeat behind anthems “Mob Rules,” “Die Young,” “Neon Knights,” and namesake tune “Heaven and Hell.”

The DVD also boasts 30th anniversary interviews with all four band members as a bonus feature. Personal one-on-one’s are conducted with Ronnie, Tony, Geezer, and Vinny as they reflect on the making of their Heaven And Hell album. Additionally, the Neon Nights DVD has newly recorded personal tributes from Iommi, Appice, and Butler in memory of Dio.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hamburg, & Paris.

Track Listing:

DVD:
1.)   E5150
2.)  The Mob Rules
3.)  Children of the Sea
4.)  I
5.)  Bible Black
6.)  Time Machine
7.)  Fear
8.)  Falling Off The Edge of the World
9.)  Follow The Tears
10.) Die Young
11.) Heaven and Hell
12.) Encore: Country Girl
13.) Neon Knights

CD:
1.)   The Mob Rules
2.)  Children of the Sea
3.)  I
4.)  Bible Black
5.)  Time Machine
6.)  Fear
7.)  Falling Off the Edge of the World
8.)  Follow The Tears
9.)  Die Young
10.) Heaven and Hell
11.) Neon Knights

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WHITE WIZZARD: COVER OF DIO’S ‘WE ROCK’ AVAILABLE ON CLASSIC ROCK

October 13th, 2010

Los Angeles traditional heavy metal band WHITE WIZZARD have released a cover of DIO’s legendary anthem, WE ROCK.

The track is featured as the ‘Track Of The Day’ on the website of Classic Rock magazine and is available to download for free.  Get the track now at http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/track-of-the-day-white-wizzard

WHITE WIZZARD’s cover of WE ROCK is also due to be included as the second track on the band’s new single, SHOOTING STAR – a brand new, original track which was written as a tribute to RONNIE JAMES DIO.  The two tracks are the first to be recorded with new WHITE WIZZARD vocalist PETER ELLIS.

Listen to SHOOTING STAR online now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjJAEz__Ol4

The SHOOTING STAR single, along with WE ROCK, is due to be released on iTunes on October 18th and will also be available on limited edition 7″ vinyl exclusively on WHITE WIZZARD’s upcoming UK headlining tour.  All profits will go to the Children Of The Night charity.

Catch WHITE WIZZARD live in the UK and get your hands on one of the limited edition SHOOTING STAR 7″ vinyls at the following shows:

05 November 2010 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
06 November 2010 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy 2
07 November 2010 – Belfast, UK – Auntie Annie’s Porterhouse
08 November 2010 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
10 November 2010 – Sheffield, UK – The Corporation
11 November 2010 – Manchester, UK – Satan’s Hollow
13 November 2010 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
14 November 2010 – London, UK – The Underworld

Get tickets for the shows from SeeTickets at http://bit.ly/cxBd35

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ww_ott_uktour2010.jpg

WHITE WIZZARD’s debut full-length album, OVER THE TOP, is out now worldwide on CD and vinyl LP.  Get the album in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_737 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_706

For more WHITE WIZZARD news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/whitewizzard

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LION’S SHARE report from Sweden Rock DIO tribute

October 9th, 2010

The DIO Tribute at the Sweden Rock Cruise was an incredible night. LION’S SHARE really wanna thank all the guests for their great performances, Sweden Rock Magazine and of course the audience: what a great crowd!

Finally we want to thank Ronnie James Dio for the awesome music he gave us and pay our respects to Wendy Dio and the rest of his family.

Here’s the setlist with some comments:

1. “E5150″, (intro)
2. “Mob Rules”, (Lion’s Share)
3. “Stand Up And Shout”, (Lion’s Share)
4. “Holy Diver”, (Lion’s Share)
Comment: the response from the crowd really blew us away. Epic!

….and here we start picking up the different guests to perform with us:

5. “Egypt (The Chains Are On)”, together with Johan Edlund from Tiamat on vocals.
Comment: Johan really did his own version of this great song and it was brilliant.

6. “Man On The Silver Mountain”, together with Johan Hegg on vocals.
Comment: A smoking performance from Mr. Amon Amarth himself. A classic!

7. “Don’t Talk To Strangers”, together with Charles Rytkönen on vocals.
Comment: Awesome performance from the front man of Morgana Lefay. Thumbs up:)

Here we had a little changeover and Martin Forssman from Sweden Rock Magazine entered the stage and reminded the audience to support the “Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund”.

8. “One Night In The City”, performed by Gothenburg Allstars: Björn Gelotte (In Flames) – Guitar,  Peter Iwers (In Flames) – Bass, Jocke Berg (Hardcore Superstar) – Vocals,  Magnus “Adde” Andreasson (Hardcore Superstar) – Drums,  Rikard Zander (Evergrey) – Keyboards

9. “Rock’n'roll Children”, (Gothenburg Allstars)

10. “Stargazer”, (Gothenburg Allstars)
Comment: These guys delivered a classy show. Quality and passion.

Another little changeover and Lion’s Share entered the stage again.

11. “Children Of The Sea”, together with Messiah Marcolin (ex-Candlemass) on vocals and Mike Wead from King Diamond on lead guitar.

12. “Sign Of The Southern Cross”, together with Messiah and Mike.
Comment: Superior performances from Mike and Messiah. Felt great to see Messiah back where he belongs: on stage. One of the best frontmen of all times!

13. “Tarot Woman”, together with Jens Johansson (ex-DIO, Yngwie, Stratovarius) on keyboards and Mats Levén (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Treat, Therion, At Vance) on vocals.
Comment: Two of Sweden’s most talented musicians ever kicked ass in this Rainbow classic. Mats sang like a God!

14. “Rainbow In The Dark”, Lion’s Share singer Patrik took the stage again and Jens stayed to play this DIO hit song like he did so many times with the original.

15. “Heaven And Hell”, (Lion’s Share)
Comment: This song is probably the reason to why Patrik became a singer. And the audience….WOW!

16: “Stars”
Comment: Time for the great final; all artists above together on stage to perform DIO’s Live Aid-song “Stars”. Special guests Jim Jidhed from Alien and Janne “JB” Christoffersson from Grand Magus. We had no chance to rehearse this song, so it turned out to be pretty much a jam session. Chaotic….but fun:)

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