It looked like it was gonna be a classic Black Sabbath matchup between Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio in the quarterfinals of our Greatest Metal Frontman tournament, but due to a late push by Slipknot and their fans, Corey Taylor overtook Ozzy to face the late great Dio.
Fantastic news! Def Leppard / Dio guitarist Vivian Campbell is in remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma. Campbell was diagnosed with the form of cancer earlier this year, but in a Facebook post from the guitarist on his official page, Vivian Campbell announced that the recovery process has begun.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of Dio's classic debut album 'Holy Diver,' a limited edition ASG guitar has been created. Ronnie James Dio's widow Wendy talks about the guitar in the new video above.
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.
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.
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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