…By 3 Inches Of Blood. It’s obviously genuine and heartfelt, but it’s also (no disrespect intended) faintly hilarious
Axeman Doug Aldrich recalls terrifying teenage audition with glam giants, shouting matches with Dio… and two-month stint with Whitesnake that’s become 10 years.
This week we indulge ourselves with Dio reissues, new releases from Soulfly, Hysterica and Donnie Vie – and celebrate the towering talents of the late, great Ronnie Montrose.
Some of the biggest vocalists in rock and metal are lined up to appear on a Ronnie James Dio tribute album, which should be released towards the end of the year.
Ronnie James Dio’s autobiography is to be published in 2013.
Previously unreleased early recordings from Ronnie James Dio have just been put out.
The Hear ‘N Aid single Stars is to be re-released.
Dan Reed has done a version of Dio’s Holy Diver, and is to release this as a charity single.
Geoff Barton, Classic Rock‘s Editor At Large, will be the subject of an hour-long programme on Planet Rock this Sunday (August 21).
WHO: Bloodstock Open Air Festival WHERE: Catton Hall, Derbyshire WHEN: Thursday, August 11 – Sunday, August 14
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