Singer Ronnie James Dio joined Black Sabbath in 1979 which resulted in two back-to-back classic albums: ‘Heaven And Hell‘ and ‘Mob Rules‘. On those memorable albums, Dio’s soaring tenor and gothic songwriting were the perfect foil for the band’s bone-crushing mix of razor-sharp riffs, intense grooves, and dark imagery. Rhino salutes the long shadow cast by this short-lived lineup with newly […]

Ronnie James Dio (Elf, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Rainbow) has lost his battle with stomach cancer at the age of 67. His wife/manager Wendy Dio has updated the Dio website with the following: “Today (May 16th) my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private […]