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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Dokken Members Form New Project Without Don Dokken

Dokken Members Form New Project Without Don Dokken

Under the category of “Why?” or “But of course they are”.  The members of Dokken not named Don Dokken have once again joined forces to start a new band.  This time called Super Stroke.  Apparently they enjoy sticking it to their old singer so much, George, Jeff and Mick figured they give it another go.  This time with singer Robert Mason. Jeff Pilson speaking with Glide magazine: Since you are always doing something, what have you…

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Reflections on the DOKKEN Reunion in Japan

Reflections on the DOKKEN Reunion in Japan

Dokken – Zepp Tokyo (10/12/16) Remember back in high school when you were buddies with two people who didn’t get along with each other? You’d be at a party and didn’t know whether to pass the joint to the left or to the right because you didn’t want to piss anyone off? Welcome to the Dokken reunion! By now, the story behind the reunion tour is well known. Don Dokken has been touring under the Dokken…

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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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