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Tony Iommi Looks Back at Black Sabbath, Meeting Dio and His Friendship With Eddie Van Halen

As one of rock's most legendary guitarists, the creator of the ominous riff for the song "Black Sabbath" -- not to mention the soundscape of…
Katherine Turman / March 11, 2021

Tool to Auction a Signed Kitchen Sink to Raise Money for Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund

Charitable fundraisers these days generally try to bring in money for their causes by listing just about anything they think will sell for a decent…
Josh Chesler / November 18, 2020

Dave Grohl, Jack Black, and More Honor the Late Ronnie James Dio in Video

The late, great Ronnie James Dio would have turned 78 today (July 9). Though he wasn't around to celebrate, his longtime pals did instead.
SPIN Staff / July 9, 2020

Ronnie James Dio Will Tour the World as a Hologram

Beloved metal frontman and innovator Ronnie James Dio, who passed away in 2010, is perhaps not someone you would have expected to join the ranks of…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 26, 2017

Ronnie James Dio’s Widow Calls Gene Simmons’ Devil Horns Trademark Attempt “Disgusting”

Yesterday, news broke that KISS frontman Gene Simmons had filed an application to trademark a hand symbol that looked a lot like the heavy metal horns…
Taylor Berman / June 16, 2017

Dimebag Darrell and Dio Tribute Brings Metal Elite to Hollywood

"You think Dimebag can hear you?" shouted Sebastian Bach, standing centerstage in full Diamond Dave mode, early in last night's tribute to guitarist Dimebag Darrell…
Steve Appleford / December 15, 2011

Inside Ronnie James Dio’s Mansion!

When Ronnie James Dio died in May, he left behind a 50-year catalogue featuring some of metal's best and most influential songs. He also left…
William Goodman / October 1, 2010

Ronnie James Dio Public Memorial Announced

Iconic metal frontman Ronnie James Dio will be honored in a public memorial service Sunday, May 30, in Los Angeles. The singer, known for his…
Peter Gaston / May 21, 2010

Billy Corgan, Pearl Jam, & Others Honor Dio

The death of heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio on May 16 has resonated throughout the musical community, affecting artists inspired by his work with…
Kelsey Paine / May 18, 2010