Tag Archives: Ronnie James Dio

Gig review: RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW – Genting Arena, Birmingham, 28 June 2017

Rainbow - STONE FREE FESTIVAL, London, 17 June 2017

When I was a teenager getting seriously into rock and metal in the early 80s I was lucky enough to see some of the biggest acts around: AC/DC, Sabbath, Quo, Ozzy etc. One band I never got to see,  however, … Continue reading

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Album review: RAINBOW – The Polydor Years

Rainbow - Vinyl

Universal (9LP box set) [Release date 24.11.14] With the rejuvenation of both vinyl and classic rock, Universal have collated all 8 of the classic Rainbow albums in original packaging. Extravagant? Yes, resoundingly. But it’s lovely too. While a couple have … Continue reading

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News: DIO, EDGAR FROESE, JOE LYNN TURNER – Monday 26th January 2015

Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese has died at the age of 70. A statement reads: “On January 20th, Tuesday afternoon, Edgar Froese suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from the effects of a pulmonary embolism in Vienna. The sadness in our … Continue reading

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Rock Stars: Interview with GRAHAM BONNET – 19 March 2014

Graham Bonnet

With The Store For Music  label re-issuing all 4 Alcatrazz albums – including ‘Live Sentence’ on CD and DVD  and accompanying vinyl releases with full art work – as well as his recent ‘Catch The Rainbow’ tour and a forthcoming … Continue reading

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ELECTRO-NOMICON – Unleashing The Shadows

      No Remorse Records (Release date – out now) To many lovers of rock the passing of the great Ronnie James Dio was a sad day. The man had a unique power, strength and depth to his voice … Continue reading

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DVD review: RAINBOW – Live In Munich 1977

RAINBOW - Live In Munich 1977

Eagle Vision (also 2CD) Originally issued in 2006, this DVD shows Rainbow live with their latest line up just prior to the release of the Long Live Rock’n’Roll album. It was filmed for the Rockplast broadcasts and hence was heavily … Continue reading

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Album review: DIO – Dream Evil

Universal  (2CD)         Fourth album from legendary classic metal band fronted by Ronnie James Dio, originally released in 1987, and what a classic it is. Featuring the studio debut of guitarist Craig Goldy, the album sadly gets … Continue reading

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RAINBOW – Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll (Re-issue)

Polydor/Universal Another double CD re-issue of the band’s classic 1978 album, with the bonus CD adding rough mixes of songs on the original album, some live versions and a couple of rehearsal takes.Interesting sleeve notes that include interviews (archive ones … Continue reading

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RAINBOW re-issues due in November

Rainbow are set to release Deluxe Reissues of On Stage and Long Live Rock N’ Roll this November. Rainbow, lead by the guitarist, Ritchie Blackmore, became synonymous with some of the most well regarded and popular charting Rock songs of … Continue reading

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Dio competition

TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF DIO’s LAST IN LINE, SACRED HEART AND HOLY DIVER DELUXE EDITIONS: SHOW US YOUR DEVIL’S HORNS AND WIN AMAZING DIO PRIZES! Upload a photo of you or your friends raising the ‘Devil’s Horns’ to Flickr … Continue reading

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DIO re-issues

Holy Diver (2CD) 5/5 The Last in Line (2CD) 5/5 Sacred Heart (2CD) 4/5 Universal At long last the first three Dio albums get the proper remaster treatment and what a joy to behold. Really. After Elf, Rainbow and Black … Continue reading

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