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

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Fin-Costello,-Getty-Images

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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Ronnie James Dio Memorial Event Confirmed for May

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Paul Kane, Getty Images

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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Ronnie James Dio Is Getting His Own Stage Musical

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Is the theater world ready for Ronnie James Dio?

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

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Warner Bros.

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

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Ultimate Classic Rock

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

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Ronnie James Dio Memorial To Be Held on Fifth Anniversary of His Passing

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Paul Kane, Getty Images

Ronnie James Dio's widow Wendy is organizing a fifth anniversary memorial at his graveside in Los Angeles, and fans from around the world are invited.

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Black Sabbath’s ‘Lady Evil’ Vs. Black Sabbath’s ‘Evil Woman’ – Clash of the Titans

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Black Sabbath has had plenty of lineup changes, but no matter who's in the band, woman troubles have remained a constant source of creative inspiration.

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Various Artists, ‘Ronnie James Dio: This is Your Life’ – Album Review

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The new Ronnie James Dio tribute album is a fitting tribute to the man's legacy.

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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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Hear Metallica’s Ronnie James Dio Tribute – ‘Ronnie Rising Medley’

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Metallica have unveiled their contribution to the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album 'This is Your Life' -- and it's a stunning, nine-minute long medley featuring four songs from the singer's time in Rainbow.

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