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REALITY CHECK TV's RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Posted Online

Reality Check TV has posted a heartfelt tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW). Watch it in three parts below. Commented Reality Check TV: "Ronnie was a genuine person who always took out time to say hello, give us exclusive interviews, and set us up for ...

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RUDY SARZO On DIO's Passing: 'I'm Saddened Beyond Words'

Bass veteran Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) has issued the following statement regarding the passing of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW): "I'm saddened beyond words. I will miss the sound of your voice, your magical presence and your wondrous stories. ...

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ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP Coming To A Town Near You This Fall

Having already established itself in London, Los Angeles and New York as the place where rock and roll fantasies come to life, Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp will hit the road this fall for a four-city tour. Beginning October 15-17 in Chicago, Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp will offer aspiring musicians three-day "weekend warrior" packages ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist Schedules Middletown Meet-And-Greet

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda will take part in a meet-and-greet on Saturday, May 1 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Alto Music in Middletown, New York. Eddie Ojeda's solo album, "Axes 2 Axes", was released in 2006. The CD features guest appearances by such acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal vocalists as Ronnie James Dio ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Interviews RUDY SARZO At NAMM

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has posted the latest episode in "David Ellefson's Rock Shop", an ongoing YouTube video series hosted by the bassist himself. For Episode 30, "Bass legend Rudy Sarzo [OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT] and I got a chance to have a lengthy chat at [this year's NAMM (National ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO 'Is Itching To Get Back On Tour'

Legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) was diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer and is currently receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic. His wife/manager Wendy Dio has issued the following update on Ronnie's condition: "Since my last update, we have been back and forth to ...

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FREE REIGN Drummer Added To ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP

This month's Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp — to be filmed by Mark Burnett Productions for a four-episode, one-hour series that will air this July on VH1 Classic — can now boast an NFL player as one of this year's campers. Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Cory Procter — drummer for FREE REIGN, the Dallas metal ...

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RUDY SARZO: New Video Interview Posted Online

VintageRock.com conducted an interview with legendary rock bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 14-17, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the chat below. A collector's edition of Rudy's book, "Off the ...

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LEMMY, RICHIE KOTZEN Added To ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP

Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD), guitarist/singer extraordinaire Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON), and producer Ron Nevison (THE WHO, LED ZEPPELIN) are among the guest musicians and producers who will take part in the Hollywood session of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, the phenomenon that's been pairing music fans with rock stars since 1997, in February 2010. The ...

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CREATION'S END Hard At Work On Debut Album

CREATION'S END, the new power/progressive metal band featuring vocalist Mike DiMeo (RIOT, MASTERPLAN), guitarists Rudy Albert (ZANDELLE) and Marco Sfogli (JAMES LABRIE), drummer Dario Rodriguez, and bassist Joey Bones, is working on its debut album, "A New Beginning", with producer John Macaluso (JAMES LABRIE, FOOL'S GAME, ARK, TNT, YNGWIE MALSTEEN) for a 2010 release via ...

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ARCH ENEMY/CARCASS' MICHAEL AMOTT Parts Ways With RANDALL AMPLIFIERS

ARCH ENEMY/CARCASS guitarist Michael Amott has parted ways with Randall Amplifiers/U.S. Music Corp. The partnership lasted almost three years and included a line of successful "Ninja V2 - Inspired and designed by Michael Amott" series of V2 amps, cabs and practice amps. These products will now be discontinued. Commented Amott: "I appreciate what Randall did ...

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RANDY RHOADS Documentary Maker Seeking Candid Photos

Director Peter M. Margolis of Dakota Pictures is rapidly approaching the final stages of editing and post-production on "Randy Rhoads: Last Train Home" (working title), the long-awaited documentary film on the life of celebrated rock guitarist Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT). Margolis is reaching out to anyone who may have a candid photo of ...

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DIO To Play New Song On European Tour

Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO) has revealed to Classic Rock magazine that DIO will play a new song on the band's upcoming European tour, which kicks off next month. "It's called 'Electra', which will be released as a limited-edition single, although I'm not sure ...

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RUDY SARZO Interviewed On 'Heavy Metal Mayhem'; Audio Available

Legendary rock bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT) was a guest on this past Sunday's (October 18) edition of the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" radio show with Mike "The Big Cheese". The program is now available for streaming using the audio player below. Sarzo will participate in this year's Rock ...

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