HEAR N AID PROJECT REMEMBERED (Feature)

HEAR N AID PROJECT REMEMBERED (Feature)

  The Hear ‘n Aid Project Remembered – why heavy metal’s answer to USA For Africa matters For many, life in the U.S. during the mid-1980s kicked ass.  There was relative peace in the wake of the Vietnam experience.  Ronald Reagan was making us feel good about ourselves. Eddie Murphy was making us laugh our asses off.  New at that time, MTV was bringing us music through our TVs (I recorded the Heavy Metal Half…

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LAST IN LINE – II (February 22, 2019)

LAST IN LINE – II (February 22, 2019)

Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice, Phil Soussan, and Andrew Freeman, collectively known as Last in Line, are set to release their second album, II via Frontiers Music Srl on February 22, 2019.  The band has announced the impending arrival of their new album with the release of the first video and single, “Landslide“. Watch it below. Last In Line was formed in 2011, when Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, and Vivian Campbell, (Ronnie James Dio‘s co-conspirators and co-writers on the Holy Diver, Last In Line – the album…

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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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APPICE – Sinister (October 27, 2017)

APPICE – Sinister (October 27, 2017)

Superstar rock brotherhood Carmine and Vinny Appice have announced the forthcoming release of collaborative album Sinister on Steamhammer/SPV Records, available from October 27, 2017. You’re unlikely to find a phenomenon like Carmine and Vinny Appice a second time in the history of rock music. For more than forty years, the two brothers have been among the most sought-after and renowned rock drummers worldwide. Carmine and Vinny (each of them on their own) can be heard on numerous legendary albums and have toured…

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Hall of Heavy Metal History Awards 2017 (News)

Hall of Heavy Metal History Awards 2017 (News)

After many years of deserving heavy metal bands and artists getting snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, the hard rock/heavy metal industry will have its own rock and roll hall of fame as the first ever Hall of Heavy Metal History awards gala and induction ceremony will take place at the Anaheim Expo Center in Anaheim, California, USA on January 18, 2017. PRESS RELEASE Metal Blade Records (Celebrating their 35th Anniversary), Scorpions, and the…

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Last In Line “Heavy Crown” Album Review

Last In Line “Heavy Crown” Album Review

Holy Diver is one of many monumental albums released in heavy metal history. The Dio band has released some great albums since that 1983 debut album of Ronnie James Dio‘s then new solo project, but none have been as highly regarded. Two more albums followed with that same line-up (both regarded as Dio‘s next best albums by many fans) before the firing of guitarist Vivian Campbell. Down the line, bassist Jimmy Bain, drummer Vinny Appice…

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Last In Line – Heavy Crown (February 19, 2016)

Last In Line – Heavy Crown (February 19, 2016)

Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell were part of the original Dio band and co-writers on the Holy Diver, Last In Line, and Sacred Heart albums the records that defined the classic early Dio sound and have gone on to become parts of rock history. They reunited in 2012 and during that first jam, it was immediately apparent that the chemistry of the original band was very much intact. The excitement generated by that…

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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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