1. Radio Personality Eddie Trunk Returns as Host For Third Annual Ride For Ronnie Fundraiser

    March 10, 2017 10:00 AM EST Motorcycle run and concert benefits Ronnie James Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund Satellite and terrestrial metal radio host Eddie Trunk is returning to MC the third annual Ride for Ronnie Motorcycle Ride & Concert that will take place May 7. The fundraising event -- which includes a…

  2. 2016 Epiphone Revolver Music Awards Return With New Name, Venue

    November 03, 2016 11:52 AM EDT Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and SiriusXM's Jose Mangin will serve as co-hosts. After a yearlong hiatus, the Epiphone Revolver Music Awards — co-hosted by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine and SiriusXM personality Jose Mangin — is returning with a new name and a new location. Formerly…

  3. Resurrection, for Fun and Profit: Eyellusion's Jeff Pezzuti on Starting a Hologram Company and Bringing Back Dio

    August 22, 2016 12:48 PM EDT Ronnie James Dio, the diminutive and legendary frontman of Black Sabbath and Dio, took the stage at Germany's Wacken Festival. It's been six years since Dio died, on May 16, 2010 at the age of 67. The digital age means we no longer have to say good-bye -- whether to friends from…

  4. Niji Entertainment GM Dean Schachtel Dies at 49

    May 19, 2015 1:23 AM EDT Schachtel was a devoted lover of music, and keeper of the flame burning bright for Ronnie James Dio ​Dean Schachtel, GM of  Ronnie James Dio’s label and management company, Niji Entertainment Group, passed away suddenly at the age of 49 on Monday morning (May 18), Billboard has confirmed.…

  5. Rob Halford, Motorhead & More Remember Ronnie James Dio on 5th Anniversary of His Death: Exclusive

    May 16, 2015 2:00 PM EDT On May 16, 2010, Ronnie James Dio , one of the most influential performers in metal history, died after battling stomach cancer. In the years since, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was founded to both honor Dio's legacy and to support cancer research, education…

  6. Lzzy Hale on Ronnie James Dio: 'He Was the Most Amazing Human Being I've Ever Met'

    May 16, 2015 1:15 PM EDT "He was by far the most amazing human I've ever met," Hale writes in her touching tribute. Guitarist-singer Lzzy Hale is one of many artists who looked up to Ronnie James Dio for inspiration during her formative years as a musician. Now the leader of her own successful band,…

  7. Def Leppard Guitarist Vivian Campbell Has Cancer

    June 10, 2013 10:45 AM EDT Def Leppard rocker Vivian Campbell says a "cough that wouldn't quit" has turned out to be cancer. The guitarist had a surgical biopsy on March 11 following several months of coughing that revealed he has Hodgkin's Lymphoma, he said through a spokesperson on Monday.…

  8. Slash, AC/DC, Rolling Stones Win At Classic Rock Awards

    November 11, 2010 11:40 AM EST Classic Rock magazine held its annual awards ceremony at London's Roundhouse, with the big winners including AC/DC , the Rolling Stones , Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin . The Nov. 10 Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour event kicked off with a performance from Florida's Alter Bridge ,…

  9. Yo La Tengo, Pete Rock, Greg Dulli Kick Off CMJ 2010 in New York

    October 20, 2010 12:49 PM EDT The CMJ (College Music Journal) festival and conference kicked off Tuesday night (Oct. 19) with an especially wide-ranging lineup of shows, from indie rock stalwarts Yo La Tengo at Brooklyn Bowl and Greg Dulli at Bowery Ballroom to hip-hop veterans Pete Rock and Jean Grae at Le Poisson Rouge…

  10. Danzig Sees 'Red' On New Album, Tour

    June 08, 2010 12:25 PM EDT Mother, tell your children not to walk this way... Glenn Danzig is back in town. The former Misfits and Samhain frontman is hitting the road for a nine-date outing, starting June 15 at the NorVa in Norfolk, Va. The shows will support Danzig newest album, "Deth Red Sabaoth," arriving…

  11. Ronnie James Dio Remembered by Fans, Friends

    May 31, 2010 10:45 AM EDT The mammoth service for fiery frontman Ronnie James Dio was more akin to a spirited rock concert than a dreary funeral. With chants of "Dio, Dio, Dio," headbangers were loud and proud Sunday as they paid tribute to the late metal legend, who died from stomach cancer May 16 at age 67…

  12. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Gleans 2nd No. 1

    May 27, 2010 5:15 PM EDT TV SETS: With an album that opens with a cover of the Beatles ' "Hello Goodbye," the "Glee" cast breaks a Billboard 200 record that the Fab Four had held for almost 44 years. Just four weeks after the troupe topped the Billboard 200 with "Glee: the Music, the…

  13. Billboard Bits: Courtney Love, Dio, R. Kelly, Lindsay Lohan and more

    May 20, 2010 10:42 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Courtney Love continues to make headlines with sordid tales from her past , this time in an interview with the Irish magazine Hot Press. Love told the magazine that she and supermodel Kate Moss had a…

  14. Metal Community Pays Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

    May 17, 2010 5:10 PM EDT The hard rock community was in a state of mourning as artists rushed to pay tribute to iconic elder statesman Ronnie James Dio, who died on Sunday at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. Tony Iommi, who worked with Dio in Black Sabbath and its latest incarnation, Heaven and Hell, was among…

  15. RIP Ronnie James Dio, Cowell to be Sir Simon

    May 17, 2010 11:50 AM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the metal world is mourning Ronnie James Dio, voice of bands Elf , Blackmore's Rainbow, Black Sabbath , Dio, and Heaven & Hell . He passed away on Sunday after losing his battle with stomach cancer at 67. Simon…

  16. Ronnie James Dio, Metal Legend, Dead at 67

    May 16, 2010 5:37 PM EDT Seminal heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio -- the voice for Elf, Blackmore's Rainbow , Black Sabbath , his own band Dio and, most recently, Heaven & Hell -- has lost his battle with stomach cancer, passing away Sunday at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. Dio was 67 years old and…

  17. Ozzy Sues Over 'Black Sabbath' Name

    June 01, 2009 12:14 PM EDT Even as the third incarnation of Black Sabbath - now doing business as Heaven & Hell - prepares to tour to promote its new album, "The Devil You Know," a battle is raging over who should own the Sabbath name. Frontman Ozzy Osbourne, who left the band in 1979 and returned in 1997…

  18. Black Sabbath Vets Find Heaven Back In Hell

    April 29, 2009 9:01 AM EDT "The Devil You Know" is either the first album by Heaven and Hell or the third studio set from the third lineup of Black Sabbath. Either way, guitarist Tony Iommi says there's much more where that came from. "There were loads of ideas," Iommi tells Billboard.com. …

  19. Heaven & Hell Feeling Devilish On New Album

    February 10, 2009 10:40 AM EST Heaven And Hell, the band featuring the post-Ozzy Osbourne members of Black Sabbath, will release its first album under that name, "The Devil You Know," April 28 on Rhino. The set is Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice's first studio release since the…

  20. Heaven & Hell 'Six Or Seven' Songs Into New CD

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Heaven & Hell -- aka Black Sabbath Mk. 2, with Ronnie James Dio out front -- has started work on a new album, the group's first since "Dehumanizer" in 1992. Heaven & Hell -- aka Black Sabbath Mk. 2, with Ronnie James Dio out front -- has started work on a new album, the…

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