Classic Rock understands that two major concerts are being planned to celebrate the life of the late Ronnie James Dio.
It’s not only singer Ronnie James Dio who is in the wars over at the Heaven And Hell camp. Guitarist Tony Iommi, who has had stem-cell treatment on a dodgy hand, may have to go under the knife again. And drummer Vinny Appice is recovering from surgery on his shoulder. Maybe the band should be renamed Heaven And Ail!
If the Noughties taught us anything, it was that what a band actually mean when they ‘split up’ is that, ‘We’ll be back when nostalgia makes you miss us’. So, here are 10 of the reunions that fired– or should that be ‘failed to fire’?! – our imaginations during the last decade. This is in no particular order.
Classic Rock has heard three unfinished tracks from Heaven And Hell’s debut album. In a world-exclusive we visited vocalist Ronnie James Dio, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Vinny Appice on the final day of tracking at Rockfield Studios in Wales.