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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Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime: Live at The Rockpile Toronto

Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime: Live at The Rockpile Toronto

Saturday, April 9th, 2016 Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime Live at The Rockpile West Toronto Ontario Canada I have been a fan since 1983 when I first saw the “Queen Of The Reich” video hit the TV stations. It has been 25 years since I saw Queensryche front row center at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Lots of controversy in the last few years with the band and their lead singer doing his own version of the…

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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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