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Def Leppard / Dio Guitarist Vivian Campbell’s Cancer Is in Remission Once Again

Vivian Campbell
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There's now some good news to share as Campbell has announced for the second time that his cancer is in remission.

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Finnish Bluegrass Band Steve ‘N’ Seagulls Cover Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’

Steve N Seagulls
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Watch as Finnish band Steve 'N' Seagulls perform a bluegrass cover of Dio's 'Holy Diver.'

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Def Leppard / Dio Guitarist Vivian Campbell Preparing for Stem Cell Transplant

Vivian Campbell
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell discusses his current chemo treatment and talks about plans to receive a stem-cell transplant later this year.

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Def Leppard / Dio Guitarist Vivian Campbell Reveals Cancer ‘Seems to Be Coming Back Again’

Vivian Campbell
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Legendary Def Leppard / Dio guitarist Vivian Campbell announced in June of last year that he was battling Hodgkin's lymphoma, but had updated fans in November with the good news that the cancer had gone into remission. Unfortunately, in a new interview, the shredder has just revealed that his condition has been "coming back again."

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Corey Taylor Rocks Intense Cover of Dio’s ‘Rainbow in the Dark’

Stone Sour at Ronnie James Dio Awards
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

The upcoming Ronnie James Dio 'This Is Your Life' tribute album is turning out to be quite the collection. The latest song to surface online is the Corey Taylor-led rendition of 'Rainbow in the Dark.'

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Metallica Unleash Epic Ronnie James Dio Medley ‘Ronnie Rising’

James Hetfield / Ronnie James Dio
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Metallica have their share of naysayers, but after hearing the band's new Ronnie James Dio tribute medley, 'Ronnie Rising,' we have a feeling the lips of those naysayers will be sewn shut. The nine-minute song is masterfully put together, combining the iconic tracks 'A Light in the Black,' 'Tarot Woman,' 'Stargazer' and 'Kill the King.'

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Dio ‘Live in London: Hammersmith Apollo 1993′ CD and DVD Coming in May

Ronnie James Dio
Robert Cianflone, Getty Images

After the release last year of 'Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly 1986,' Eagle Rock Entertainment is unleashing another classic Dio show. 'Live in London: Hammersmith Apollo 1993' will be released May 13 (track listing below).

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Halestorm Rock Dio’s ‘Straight Through the Heart’ – Exclusive Song Premiere

Halestorm Ronnie James Dio
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Robert Cianflone, Getty Images

All hail the late Ronnie James Dio … and many in the rock and metal world have heeded that call. A who's who of rock and metal acts have gathered to pay homage to the late Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell frontman via the upcoming tribute album, 'This Is Your Life.' Loudwire is proud to bring you the U.S. premiere of one of the tracks on the disc -- Halestorm's rendition of 'Straight Through the Heart.'

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Ronnie James Dio vs. Rob Halford – Greatest Metal Frontman, Final Round

Ronnie James Dio vs. Rob Halford
Paul Kane, Getty Images / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Wow! To many, this is considered a dream matchup for the final round of our Greatest Metal Frontman tournament. Ronnie James Dio and Rob Halford are the last of the 32 men standing and only one of them can be crowned champion.

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Ronnie James Dio vs. Bruce Dickinson – Greatest Metal Frontman, Semifinals

Ronnie James Dio vs. Bruce Dickinson
Paul Kane, Getty Images / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

The two semifinal matches in the Greatest Metal Frontman tournament are simply legendary. This iconic battle features two of metal's greatest voices ever!

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