I can see why people are connecting to us as we are having a blast, when we go on stage we don’t care if we are being accepted. We are not that needy.
And Ronnie was rolling a joint. I remember. He looked up as soon as we started playing, stopped licking the joint, and then actually started recording on cassette.
‘Burn It Down’ is a fun, fuelled, frenzy of fantastic rock n roll which makes the listeners hair stand on end
Live music’s premier hologram production company Eyellusion kicks off the “DIO Returns: The Tour,”
We are doing this because we were all one family and when a family has lost their beloved member, they try to keep the memory alive.
Dio Disciples are great and know all the songs, but we know all the notes because we wrote them
The Ultimate Honor: LA WEEKLY Names Ronnie James Dio One of the Top 20 Singers of All Time
But what is most interesting about this show, besides the usual classics like ‘Heaven and hell’, ‘The last in line’, ‘Holy diver’, ‘Man on the silver mountain’, ‘Rainbow in the dark’ ‘We rock ‘and others are no less than six songs, taken from”Strange Highways” which the band performed live
When Campbell announced a reunion of the classic era Dio band going back to playing the classic songs on a short tour,it met a mixed response. Fronting the band,was established vocalist Andrew Freeman who had cut his teeth with several veteran bands.The tour was to be brief,and would hit Belfast (Viv’s home) following an initial warm up US date.
On this deluxe reissue you get outstanding live version of several of the tracks from Magica. Listening to this album again really hits home the tragic loss of such an incredible talent. No one will ever be able to fill his shows. For anyone that is a fan of not only Dio, but metal music period should add this deluxe edition to their collection. It’s a magnificent album and a crowning achievement in a legendary career.