Tag Archives: Dio

Former Dio, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy Bassist Jimmy Bain Passes Away

Jimmy Bain

Jimmy Bain, best known for his work with Dio, Rainbow and Thin Lizzy, has passed away at the age of 68 according to his friends. He was most recently involved in the band, Last in Line, which featured fellow Dio alumni Vivian Campbell and Vinny Appice, who will release their debut album, Heavy Crown on

Metal Review: Metal Allegiance – Metal Allegiance (2015)

Metal Allegiance - Metal Allegiance

Metal supergroup Metal Allegiance is taking the term supergroup to a new level. What sometimes gets labeled as a supergroup is very loose at times, especially when the term is used to describe a band that has members from bands that we have not heard of before. Metal Allegiance flips that on its head and

Metal Review: Various Artists: A Light in the Black: A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio (2015)

A Light in the Black: A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio

Words cannot even begin to describe what the legend Ronnie James Dio meant to metal. From his time to Elf to Rainbow to Black Sabbath to Heaven and Hell to Dio, he was the anchor putting out quality music throughout his lengthy career. The man practically invented the horns and he lived and breathed metal.

Metal Review: Mandowar: Hellboys From Cow (2015)

Mandowar Hellboys From Cow

Germany’s Mandowar is yet another band in the genre of covering metal classics in a foreign manner. The band’s line-up consists of an acoustic guitar, a bass and a mandolin and provides a raw, stripped down version of various metal tracks from bands such as AC/DC, Metallica, Dio and more. Hellboys From Cow is an

Song of the Week: Dio: The Last in Line

Dio: The Last in Line

Ronnie James Dio was the ultimate metal legend. From fronting bands such as Rainbow and Black Sabbath to his amazing solo career, he always put out quality material while dealing with a turnstile of musicians. His second solo album, “The Last in Line,” had many greats tracks, but none better than the title track. The

Metal Review: Various Artists: Ronnie James Dio: This is Your Life (2014)

Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life

There are few people in metal and rock that were as legendary as the late Ronnie James Dio. I doubt that there are many people out the that would dispute this with me. Outside of the constant debate of who was better with Black Sabbath (of course it was Ronnie), Dio was one of the

Underrated Metal Albums: 80’s Edition

Thanks to James D. for this idea of doing underrated albums (check out his picks here). I do not have the patience that he does, so I could not do a top 30. Instead, I will do multiple posts and break it down by years. For ease and simplicity, I will start with the 80s.

FearShop.com Metal Podcast – Episode 67 – All About the Boots

Frank and Mike are back and this time around, we are about the boots. We talk about our bootleg collections and favorite bootleg performances. Of course, that means a lot of classic metal including Metallica, Ozzy, Dio, Slayer, Cinderella and Soulfly. Please upgrade your browser

Dream Concert Setlist: Dio

Ronnie James Dio was a true metal God. He has the longevity that people could only dream of. Every project he did, he made better. Black Sabbath was so much more evil with Dio at the helm. Rainbow had their best years with Dio. His solo work is legendary. We miss him greatly. In order

Steel Panther Cover Dio’s Rainbow in the Dark With Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard, ex-Dio)

Check out the video below of Steel Panther bringing out a very special guest in Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard, ex-Dio) on November 15, 2012 at London Hammersmith Apollo to do a rendition of the classic Dio track Rainbow in the Dark from Dio’s seminal debut album Holy Diver. We all know that Campbell and Dio