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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: 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.

Song of the Week: Rainbow: Gates of Babylon

Rainbow: Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

“Gates of Babylon” is a song by the rock legends Rainbow featured on their 1978 album, Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll, which also ended up being their last album with singer Ronnie James Dio (R.I.P. brother). Rainbow also featured legends such as Ritchie Blackmore, Cozy Powell, Bob Daisley and more. While the album is best

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

Avantasia Video Online For Sleepwalking

Symphonic metal band Avantasia have released a video for Sleepwalking off of their upcoming album “The Mystery of Time,” which is due out on March 29, 2013 in Europe and April 30, 2013 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The video was produced by Oliver Sommer/AVA company, shot in a forest in Germany and the

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

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio: Has it Really Been 2 Years?

Honestly, I cannot believe that yesterday marked 2 years since the passing of one of the greatest metal frontmen in history. Ronnie James Dio was simply an iconic figure and an amazing person in general. He has influenced scores of people in the metal world and he is sorely missed by all of his fans