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Def Leppard / Dio Guitarist Vivian Campbell Fighting Cancer

Vivian Campbell
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that he was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and has already gone through two of six months of chemotherapy to battle the cancer.

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No. 6: Dio, ‘Holy Diver’ – Best Debut Metal Albums

Chuck Schuldiner / Ozzy Osbourne / James Hetfield

After lending his vocal talents to Rainbow and Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio began his own heavy metal project, Dio.

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Favorite Dio ‘Holy Diver’ Song – Readers Poll

Ronnie James Dio
Paul Kane, Getty Images

Back on May 25, 1983, Ronnie James Dio showed that stepping away from Black Sabbath would not set back his career, as his self-titled band Dio delivered a metal classic known as 'Holy Diver' on their very first try. This Readers Poll reflects on the disc and asks the Dio fans to tell us which song from their debut album was your favorite.

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Dio vs. Dream Theater – March Metal Madness 2013, Round 1

Dio vs. Dream Theater

It's fitting that Loudwire's 2013 March Metal Madness would slot Dio in the Devil Horn region. The band's classic 'Holy Diver' album meets up with Dream Theater's breakout release, 'Images and Words,' in this Round 1 matchup to determine the best metal album of all-time.

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Guitarist Vivian Campbell Remorseful Over Past Comments Made About Ronnie James Dio

Vivian Campbell and Ronnie James Dio
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Current Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell spent most of his career in the ‘80s playing in the band Dio with Ronnie James Dio. When Campbell parted ways with Dio in 1986, it wasn’t on the best terms and the war of words between the two continued throughout their careers. Now, years later, Campbell admits that he regrets some of the things he said about the late singer.

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‘The Very Beast of Dio, Vol. 2′ to Showcase More of Ronnie James Dio’s Legacy

Ronnie James Dio
Robert Cianflone, Getty Images

You can't contain all of the best work of Ronnie James Dio on just one record, so the late singer's label, Niji Entertainment, is presenting 'The Very Beast of Dio, Vol. 2,' which comes on the heels of the gold-certified first volume.

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Former Dio Bassist Jimmy Bain Busted for DUI + Illegal Possession of Prescription Meds

Dio With Jimmy Bain
Chris Walter / WireImage, Getty Images

Former Dio bassist Jimmy Bain got into what is being described as a minor traffic accident last night (Aug.28) in Burbank, Calif., at approximately 9:30 PM PT, but that’s not the worst of it. According to the responding officers, Bain was under the influence and it was suspected to be more than just alcohol.

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Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Performs ‘Holy Diver’ With Steel Panther

Vivian Campbell and Steel Panther
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Keeping the hair high and the ‘80s alive, glam-rockers Steel Panther have reinvented the era with their live shows and west coast residencies. Their shows have become as infamous for their guest appearances as they have for their over-the-top performances and at a recent gig at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif. (May 28), former Dio and current Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell hopped on stage to perform a duo of songs with the spandex clad Panthers.

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Metallica Contributing to Dio and Deep Purple Tribute Albums

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Kevin Winter / Paul Kane, Getty Images

The loss of vocalist Ronnie James Dio to stomach cancer in 2010 still stings the hearts of metal fans, including that of the mighty Metallica. The band plans to be involved in the upcoming Dio ribute album, which will also feature Anthrax, Rob Halford and more. It turns out that Metallica even contacted Dio's widow directly in order to get the ball rolling on their participation.

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