On September 23rd, Niji Entertainment & BMG will release two legendary live performances from DIO at the Donington Monsters OF Rock Festival in the UK. ‘DIO At Donnington ‘83‘ captures the original DIO lineup on the ‘Holy Diver‘ Tour and captures a young, hungry band 3 months after the release of their debut album. The set features classic tracks from […]

Ronnie James Dio would have turned 80 years old on July 10. To celebrate this historic day, the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood will host At The Rainbow In The Dark, a special event for Dio family, friends, and fans, on July 7 from 7-9PM PT. The event will be open to the public with limited capacity. Click here for more details. At The Rainbow In The Dark will be hosted by one of Dio’s dear friends, SiriusXM host Eddie Trunk, who will spend the evening in conversation with some of Dio’s musical collaborators and friends, with a full list to be announced soon. […]

Rhino celebrates Ronnie James Dio’s 80th Birthday with a 4-CD collection featuring remixed and remastered versions of Dio’s 1983 Platinum debut, along with unreleased outtakes, live recordings, and rarities Joe Barresi’s newly remixed version of ‘Holy Diver‘ will also be available as a 2-LP set on clear vinyl. Both ‘Holy Diver‘ releases will be available on July 8th, 2022. The new […]

The rock anthem ‘A King Has Gone’, taken from MSG’s new album ‘Universal’, and its intro ‘Calling Baal’, also available on ‘Universal’, both have a special significance: The track, sung by Helloween frontman Michael Kiske, is a tribute to the immortal Ronnie James Dio, and in particular to his performance on the 1976 hard rock classic ‘Rainbow Rising‘. For this reason, Michael Schenker has brought together an original Rainbow rhythm section consisting […]

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 […]