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

Ronnie James Dio vs. Rob Halford
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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
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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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Corey Taylor vs. Ronnie James Dio – Greatest Metal Frontman, Quarterfinals

Corey Taylor vs. Ronnie James Dio
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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.

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Def Leppard / Dio Guitarist Vivian Campbell Announces Remission From Lymphoma

Vivian Campbell
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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.

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Marilyn Manson vs. Ronnie James Dio – Greatest Metal Frontman, Round 2

Marilyn Manson vs. Ronnie James Dio
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Round 2 of our Greatest Metal Frontman tournament is full of interesting matchups, and Marilyn Manson vs. Ronnie James Dio is definitely one of them.

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Ronnie James Dio Limited Edition ‘Holy Diver’ Guitar To Be Released

Ronnie James Dio
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To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of '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.

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Def Leppard / Dio Guitarist Vivian Campbell Fighting Cancer

Vivian Campbell
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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
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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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