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Hear the Original Version of Every Track from the Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album

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Hear the original versions of the Dio, Rainbow and Black Sabbath songs being covered on the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album 'This is Your Life.'

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Metallica, Rob Halford, Motorhead Lead All-Star Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album

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A new benefit album pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio with 13 interpretations of his music from Metallica, Motorhead, Scorpions, Anthrax and Judas Priest's Rob Halford, among others.

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Dio, Whitesnake, Scorpions Vets Leading Cream Tribute Concerts

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Former members of Dio, Whitesnake and the Scorpions will take part in a four-day, two-city music event, with special shows focusing on the music of Cream and the Scorpions.

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Former Dio Members Tried to Hire Eddie Van Halen

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There's a long list of rock musicians who'd love to have Eddie Van Halen in their band, but only a few of them have the means to actually make the invitation in person.

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Ronnie James Dio Might Be Haunting Rock Concerts

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Do you believe in ghosts? More to the point, do you believe the ghosts of dead rock stars hang around concerts where their songs are being played? If so, then add Ronnie James Dio to the list of possible apparitions -- because according to at least one witness, he popped up (quite literally) at a Last in Line show this weekend.

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Vivian Campbell’s Last in Line Play First Show

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Several decades after closing the door on his time with Dio, guitarist Vivian Campbell has reunited with his former bandmates and reclaimed a chapter of his musical legacy.

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Vivian Campbell: Those Are My Songs as Much as They Are Dio’s

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Vivian Campbell's long-running feud with Ronnie James Dio has left some fans crying foul over Campbell's decision to revisit their work together, but he has strong words for anyone who thinks he doesn't have a right to play those songs.

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Top 10 Ronnie James Dio Songs

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As this list of Ronnie James Dio songs demonstrates, there's no way to overstate the impact the signer had on hard rock and heavy metal. But we'll be damned if we won't try to anyway, one more time. From

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Dio ‘HLY DVR’ License Plate – Pic of the Week

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Even though he's been gone for over three years now, the spirit of Ronnie James Dio is still all around us -- even in the parking lot of a hardware store in Akron, Ohio.

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30 Years Ago: Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’ Released

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By May of 1983, the man baptized Ronald James Padavona had already accumulated an incomparable musical CV including passages through numerous obscure ‘60s Doo Wop groups, ‘70s blues-rockers Elf, castle-metal kings Rainbow, and heavy metal originators Black Sabbath; but now, finally, at the ripe age of 41, Ronnie James Dio was finally ready for his close-up.

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