The Revolver Golden Gods Award show will close out with a performance by Metallica, who will be the recipients of the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will take place on May 2nd in Los Angeles, CA. The ceremony will be air on the AXS television network, Xbox LIVE and on the Facebook pages of Revolver magazine and Xbox.
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian comments, “It would be very easy to think of a band like Metallica – being one of the biggest bands on the planet – to not really give a shit about this type of stuff. I’ve known those guys forever. This will show the world in a big way that these guys never forgot who they are. They’re still the same dudes.” READ MORE
Toy Fair 2011 brings you all the goods with some of the coolest action figure premieres each year. I know that my desk yearns for some of them to spice things up. How cool would it be to have a long-arm Freddy staring at you while you work? Well, the Toy Fair also brings us many figures and busts of some of our favorite rock stars. After the jump, you can check out some awesome figures from Rush, Dimebag Darrell, Queen, Led Zeppelin, and more.
I didn’t really run into many albums, or even songs for that matter, that I TRULY hated this year. Then again, I didn’t really put myself in a position to have to face much of that. Rather, this list of ‘Worst of 2010′ is going to reflect upon several situations that arose this past year which shocked and affected me. Read for on my ‘Worst of 2010′.
MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has recorded audio and video of an acoustic cover of BLACK SABBATH’s “Die Young” song from the classic “Heaven and Hell” album for free download in tribute to the late Debbie Abono, who sadly passed away on the same day as legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio. In a statement made at the beginning of the video (which was recorded the day after Debbie’s passing and which can be viewed at this location), Robb says, “I don’t know why I recorded this song, it doesn’t really have relevance to Debbie or Dio, but I was sad and depressed and it was the only thing that made sense in the world.”
There are no plans to officially release Flynn’s version of “Die Young”, but an MP3 version of the track is available for free download HERE
Debbie Abono, a well-respected and much-loved manager and promotional machine behind some of San Francisco Bay Area’s strongest metal bands (POSSESSED, FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, SKINLAB), passed away on May 16 at approximately 9:59 a.m. PST after a battle with cancer. She was 80 years old.
I’m excited to bring you readers another awesome Bloody-Disgusting exclusive interview! For all of you, I got several questions answered by badass artist Aaron Crawford. He tells us about his inspirations, how horror influences his art and his style, some of his favorite musical artists as well as some of his favorite horror movies. He also sent forth many examples of his work, so check after the jump to see it all!
Aaron Crawford has done work for some of the leading names in rock and metal. Some of his previous clients include Suicide Silence, Woe of Tyrants, The Used, Attila, Veil of Maya, Into Eternity, Himsa, After The Burial, Abigail Williams, Necro, and many more.
Sad news today as Ronnie James Dio, who sang with Heaven and Hell, Black Sabbath and Dio, has passed away at age 67. Dio was battling stomach cancer which he announced last summer after finishing a Heaven and Hell tour.
His wife/manager, Wendy Dio, published the following statement:
“Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever.”
Rest in peace Dio. You will be missed. READ MORE
We get an update on metal legend Ronnie James Dio’s battle with cancer by way of his wife and manager, Wendy Dio.
“After a few hiccups between Christmas and New Year’s, such as a blood clot, a trip to the emergency room, and a three day stay at the hospital, we had a quiet holiday spent with family and close friends. Ronnie and I just returned from Houston, where Ronnie had his third chemo treatment, and all seems to be going well. Ronnie and Simon Wright went to see Avatar, which he thought was amazing! He has also been writing more chapters for his book” READ MORE
In a statement released to Blabbermouth, Wendy Dio, the wife and manager of legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio said “Ronnie has been diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer. We are starting treatment immediately at the Mayo Clinic. After he kills this dragon, Ronnie will be back on stage, where he belongs, doing what he loves best, performing for his fans.”
“Long live rock and roll, long live Ronnie James Dio.”
“Thanks to all the friends and fans from all over the world that have sent well wishes. This has really helped to keep his spirit up.”
Of Course Ronnie James Dio is the legendary frontman of Elf, Dio, Black Sabbath, and Heaven & Hell. DIO cancelled its European tour last week after Ronnie was taken ill. The band’s lineup for the trek was supposed to include WHITESNAKE/ex-DIO axeman Doug Aldrich due to the fact that the group’s regular guitarist, Craig Goldy, had prior touring commitments with BUDGIE in Australia. READ MORE