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Chad Childers, Loudwire

Dean Schachtel, Ronnie James Dio’s Right-Hand Man, Dies at 49

Mere hours after the conclusion of this year's Ronnie James Dio memorial event, one of the people most instrumental for its planning and implementation suddenly passed away.

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Fin Costello, Getty Images

Ronnie James Dio Remembered by Former Collaborators Five Years After His Death

Former collaborators from Black Sabbath, Elf, Rainbow and his namesake band joined in an emotional public memorial service held Saturday for Ronnie James Dio on the fifth anniversary of his death.

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Chris Walter, Getty Images

Five Years Ago: Ronnie James Dio Dies

Ronnie James Dio died from stomach cancer on May 16, 2010.

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10 Most Important Moments in Dio History

The incredible part about the 10 Most Important Moments in Dio History is how quickly Ronnie James Dio's legend was made, once he began focusing on rock.

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Paul Kane, Getty Images

Events and Performers Announced for Ronnie James Dio Remembrance Weekend

The fifth anniversary of Ronnie James Dio's untimely passing will be commemorated May 15-17 with a star-studded celebration of his life and music.

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Fin Costello, Getty Images

35 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Launch First Tour With Ronnie James Dio

Heavy metal overlords Black Sabbath began the second chapter of their storied career in on April 17, 1980, in Aurich, Germany, when they hit the stage for their first show with Ozzy Osbourne’s replacement, Ronnie James Dio.

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Paul Kane, Getty Images

Ronnie James Dio Memorial Event Confirmed for May

Ronnie James Dio's widow Wendy has announced final details for a fifth-anniversary remembrance at his gravesite in Los Angeles.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Ronnie James Dio Is Getting His Own Stage Musical

Is the theater world ready for Ronnie James Dio?

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

32 Years Ago: Black Sabbath’s ‘Live Evil’ Marks the End of the Dio Era

By all rights, the release of Black Sabbath's first official live album, 'Live Evil,' should have been the cause of great celebration.

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Ultimate Classic Rock
Ultimate Classic Rock

Clash of the Titans – Paul Stanley’s Folgers Commercial vs. Ronnie James Dio’s Budweiser Commercial

This week's Clash of the Titans pits Paul Stanley's coffee commercial against Ronnie James Dio's beer ad.

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