DIO-CEMBER VOL2 – Ep346

DIO-CEMBER VOL2 – Ep346

We close out the year in excellent fashion with DIO-CEMBER VOL2! We left off last week with Ronnie James Dio fronting Black Sabbath. Inasmuch as the chemistry was palatable, Ronnie needs and change and things pick up in 1983. The Holy Diver album is an absolute powerhouse because of its lineup. Guitarist Vivian Campbell, bassist Jimmy Bain, and drummer Vinny Appice were the perfect arsenal to back Ronnie up. Accordingly, the results are made clear…

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Craig Goldy Defends Holo Dio Tour

Craig Goldy Defends Holo Dio Tour

The HoloDio is officially on tour and there are at least a few naysayers.  Don de Leaumont of elegantly named The Great Southern Brainfart made a Facebook post on December 10 suggesting that Craig “put an end to this shitshow,” to which the guitarist responded with: “You’ve missed the whole point. It’s your way that disrespects Ronnie, and you think it’s what I’m doing that disrespects Ronnie.” Grab some popcorn.  The exchange continues; Don:  Craig, my name’s Don…

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Forgotten Gem: Dio – Master Of The Moon

Forgotten Gem: Dio – Master Of The Moon

“Don’t get emotional but we’re out of time The melody’s gone And fools have got the sunshine If I’m mistaken and I see you again Don’t leave me alone Maybe tomorrow Could be the end of the world“ – “The End Of The World“ I hadn’t planned on writing this retrospective until I heard a recent podcast ignoring this criminally overlooked album and praising the inferior Heaven and Hell record, which annoyed me greatly.  This…

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Album Review: Resurrection Kings-Rockin’ like it’s 1986

Album Review: Resurrection Kings-Rockin’ like it’s 1986

The next “supergroup” to arrive on the scene, Resurrection Kings, has been formed by Frontiers Records and is filled with true 1980’s veterans with hard rock cred. While Craig Goldy might not be a household name, he certainly has a stellar resume, having recorded and played with Dio three separate times, most notably on Dream Evil. Before that, he replaced Jake E. Lee in Rough Cutt and worked with Giuffria on his self-titled debut. Vinny Appice, of…

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Resurrection Kings – Resurrection Kings (January 29, 2016)

Resurrection Kings – Resurrection Kings (January 29, 2016)

Resurrection Kings is centered around the talents of Craig Goldy, former DIO guitar player. Everything starts from a set of demos he recorded with singer Chas West, a guy with an unbelievable set of pipes, who worked in different periods with such bands as Bonham, Foreigner, Red Dragon Cartel, Tango Down, Lynch Mob and other Hard Rock bands from the LA area. Out of those demo sessions, the song “Livin’ Out Loud” strongly impressed Frontiers…

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