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‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin Raises Horns for Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Dio + More

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin
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'Stone Cold' Steve Austin is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. His persuasion as an anti-authoritarian and surly redneck who loves drinking beer and kicking ass is among the most celebrated characters in WWE / WWF history. Those familiar with Austin may picture the man listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd or Hank Williams, and although that may be true, Austin recently professed his love for Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and many other metal acts.

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Ronnie James Dio vs. King Diamond – Greatest Metal Frontman, Round 1

Ronnie James Dio vs. King Diamond
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This matchup in our Greatest Metal Frontman tournament sees two legendary singers with mutual respect towards each other. In 2009, King Diamond was asked to open for Heaven and Hell, but King had to decline to his back issues. He stated it had always been a dream of his to tour with Ronnie James Dio.

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Ghost of Ronnie James Dio Spotted at Last in Line Concert?

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Concert-goers who hit up Last in Line’s first concert on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Slidebar in Fullerton, Calif. got quite a show, even if they didn’t know it at the time. According to allegations made by Last in Line’s vocalist Andrew Freeman’s brother Raymond Freeman Jr., a very special guest joined the band that night.

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

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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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Wendy Dio Remembers Ronnie James Dio on Third Anniversary of His Death

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

The music world is no doubt reflecting today, as May 16, 2013, marks the third anniversary of the death of one of metal's giants, Ronnie James Dio. In late 2009, it was announced that Dio had been diagnosed with stomach cancer, and while the rocker fought the good fight, he eventually succumbed on May 16, 2010. On this third anniversary of his passing, Dio's manager, business partner, wife and love of his life, Wendy Dio, has offered a tribute to the late vocalist.

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Dio’s ‘Finding the Sacred Heart – Live in Philly 1986′ To Get DVD/CD/Blu-ray Release in May

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Ronnie James Dio: Official Facebook

Ronnie James Dio was perhaps metal's greatest singer of all time, and it was a true tragedy when he passed away in 2010. Dio's music has remained captivating as its continued to age, and that fact is being celebrated through a upcoming reissue of the 'Finding the Sacred Heart - Live in Philly 1986' on DVD, Blu-ray, CD and vinyl formats.

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Ronnie James Dio’s ‘Dream Evil’ Album to Receive Deluxe Edition Reissue

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Ronnie James Dio: Official Facebook

The Ronnie James Dio album 'Dream Evil' is a must-own for any fan of the late legend. For those of you who don't own a copy of the record, or if you're just an avid Dio fanatic, 'Dream Evil' is set for a deluxe edition re-release, which will come out on March 4.

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Wendy Dio and More Talk Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Guitar Auction

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Chad Childers, Loudwire

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund continues to find impressive ways to raise funds for cancer education and research, and is among the charities that will benefit from the 'Icons & Idols -- Rock 'n' Roll Auction' scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Celebrity Guitar Auction to Raise Money for Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

After a star studded awards gala on Halloween night, the  Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is participating in a celebrity guitar auction.

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Ronnie James Dio in ‘The Pick of Destiny’ – Musician Movie Cameos

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It comes as no surprise that Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass worship the same musical legends as we do. In their 2006 feature film, 'The Pick of Destiny,' there are cameos from Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl as Satan behind the drums and Meat Loaf as a devoutly religious, rock 'n' roll hating father, but the most celebrated appearance is that of Ronnie James Dio.

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