Final goodbye: A roll call of some who died in 2010
One helped drop an atomic bomb on Japan during World War II. The other survived that bombing and also the second bombing that came only days later.
Morris Jeppson was a weapons test officer aboard the Enola Gay and helped arm the atomic bomb that was dropped [...]
Review: Release show greatness of Ronnie James Dio
Dio, “At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987″ (Niji Entertainment); Heaven and Hell, “Neon Nights” (Eagle Rock)
It goes on and on and on.
Ronnie James Dio, the legendary heavy metal singer who starred with Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his self-titled solo band, died last May after a battle with stomach [...]
Black Sabbath bassist reminisces about Dio
Black Sabbath bassist Terry “Geezer” Butler reminisced about his last moments with friend and bandmate Ronnie James Dio in a statement released Tuesday.
Also Tuesday, Dio’s family announced that a public memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. on May 30 in the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills.
In his [...]
‘Devil’s horns’ music great ‘passes peacefully’
Even as he endured grueling chemotherapy treatments to rid his stomach of cancer, Ronnie James Dio showed the fiery passion that made him a metal legend, flashing his famous devil’s horns signal as he lay in a hospital bed.
“This hasn’t really been a problem for me. Cancer? I’ll kick the hell [...]
Heavy metal veteran Ronnie James Dio dies, aged 67
Ronnie James Dio, the pint-sized heavy metal singer who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, died on Sunday, five months after being diagnosed with stomach cancer, his wife said. He was 67.
The rocker, born to an Italian-American family in New Hampshire as Ronald James Padavona, also led his [...]
R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)
Just a few short weeks ago, VH1 brought you an exclusive clip of Ronnie James Dio talking to our own Eddie Trunk on the Black Carpet of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards (airing this Saturday, May 22). Dio spoke bravely about the chemotherapy he had been enduring, as well as his desire [...]