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‘A Decade of Dio: 1983 – 1993′ Box Set Due in July; Second Annual ‘Ride for Ronnie’ Raises $50,000

The first six Dio albums have been remastered and will be released as the 'A Decade of Dio: 1983 - 1993' box set, due in July.

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33 Years Ago: Dio Release ‘Holy Diver’

If Ronnie James Dio hadn’t been kicked out of Black Sabbath, one of the hallmarks of metal, 'Holy Diver,' might never have surfaced from the depths.

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Vivian Campbell
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Vivian Campbell Calls $2,000 Spent for Wig He Doesn’t Wear a Cancer Life Lesson

Upon learning of his cancer diagnosis, Vivian Campbell spent $2,000 on a custom wig that he says he never wears after coming to terms with his appearance.

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Def Leppard / Dio Guitarist Vivian Campbell: ‘My Cancer Has Returned’

Discouraging news to report, as Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that his cancer has returned.

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Corey Taylor Rocks Intense Cover of Dio’s ‘Rainbow in the Dark’

The upcoming Ronnie James Dio 'This Is Your Life' tribute album is turning out to be quite the collection. The latest song to surface online is the Corey Taylor-led rendition of 'Rainbow in the Dark.'

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Hear the Original Version of Every Track from the Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album

Hear the original versions of the Dio, Rainbow and Black Sabbath songs being covered on the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album 'This is Your Life.'

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Halestorm Rock Dio’s ‘Straight Through the Heart’ – Exclusive Song Premiere

All hail the late Ronnie James Dio … and many in the rock and metal world have heeded that call. A who's who of rock and metal acts have gathered to pay homage to the late Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell frontman via the upcoming tribute album, 'This Is Your Life.' Loudwire is proud to bring you the U.S. premiere of one of the tracks on the disc -- Halestorm's rendition of 'Straight Through the Heart.'

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Def Leppard / Dio Guitarist Vivian Campbell Announces Remission From Lymphoma

Fantastic news! Def Leppard / Dio guitarist Vivian Campbell is in remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma. Campbell was diagnosed with the form of cancer earlier this year, but in a Facebook post from the guitarist on his official page, Vivian Campbell announced that the recovery process has begun.

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Former Dio Members Tried to Hire Eddie Van Halen

There's a long list of rock musicians who'd love to have Eddie Van Halen in their band, but only a few of them have the means to actually make the invitation in person.

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Top 5 Dio Songs – Remembering The Late Singer On His Birthday

Ronnie James Dio, known the world over as one of the greatest metal frontman in history, would have been 71 today. The singer died on May 16, 2010 after a long battle with stomach cancer.

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Def Leppard / Dio Guitarist Vivian Campbell Fighting Cancer

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that he was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and has already gone through two of six months of chemotherapy to battle the cancer.

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Metallica Contributing to Dio and Deep Purple Tribute Albums

The loss of vocalist Ronnie James Dio to stomach cancer in 2010 still stings the hearts of metal fans, including that of the mighty Metallica. The band plans to be involved in the upcoming Dio ribute album, which will also feature Anthrax, Rob Halford and more. It turns out that Metallica even contacted Dio’s widow directly in order to get the ball rolling on their participation.

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