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

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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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Corey Taylor, Halestorm + More Salute Ronnie James Dio in Los Angeles

Stone Sour at Ronnie James Dio Awards
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The late great Ronnie James Dio may have passed in 2010, but his spirit, his legacy and the work he started still loomed large at the 3rd Annual Ronnie James Dio Awards in Los Angeles on Monday night.

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

Halestorm Ronnie James Dio
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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 to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor From Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame

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The accolades keep coming for the late Ronnie James Dio, as the Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame is the latest to pay homage to the rocker. Tonight (March 6), the singer's son Dan Padavona, will be on hand to accept the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of his late father.

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Halestorm + Corey Taylor Lead Performance Lineup for 3rd Annual Ronnie James Dio Awards

Halestorm Ronnie James Dio Corey Taylor
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The late Ronnie James Dio's impact was far reaching, as evidenced not only by the upcoming tribute album that's coming this year but also by the talent lineup on hand for the 3rd Annual Ronnie James Dio Awards Gala. Let's start with Halestorm and Corey Taylor, who will be rocking the stage at this year's event in Hollywood, Calif.

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Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album Features Metallica, Rob Halford, Motorhead + More

Ronnie James Dio
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It's still hard to believe that perhaps metal's greatest voice, Ronnie James Dio, was silenced over three years ago. In celebration of Dio's life and unparalleled career, many of rock and metal's biggest names have joined forces to record the ultimate tribute album, 'Ronnie James Dio: This is Your Life.'

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Open Letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Induct These Hard Rock + Metal Acts ASAP

Deep Purple / Dio / Judas Priest
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Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,

For the second year in a row, you nominated, but ultimately denied induction to Deep Purple. Fans of the legendary hard rock / heavy metal act were disappointed by the snub last year, but as Deep Purple were once again passed over for the 2014 ceremony, the Internet has blown up with serious vitriol against your Hall of Fame.

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Ronnie James Dio Wins Loudwire’s Greatest Metal Frontman Tournament

Ronnie James Dio Greatest Metal Frontman
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Following a month of hard-fought battles, our fan-voted Greatest Metal Frontman tournament has come to a conclusion. The late Ronnie James Dio has been named the Greatest Metal Frontman after his victory over Judas Priest's Rob Halford in the championship round!

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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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