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The Very Beast of Dio
Review by Mike Korn
Few musicians have had a longer or more storied career than Ronnie James Dio. The pixieish vocal powerhouse has lent his immense lungpower to bands like Elf, Rainbow and, of course, Black Sabbath.
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DVD Reviews
Dio - Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly 1986 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
I wasn’t really a big fan of Dio solo in the day.

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Dio - Live In London Hammersmith Apollo 1993 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
This is an awesome DVD capturing an awesome live show.

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Dio - We Rock DVD
Review by Greg Olma
Do you remember when metal was fun? Well if you need a reminder, pick up this DVD and be transported back in time to 1983-1984.
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Concert Reviews
Dio - Live In Chicago, 2000
Review by Gary Hill
There was a time when Ronnie James Dio was one of the most well-known and respected vocalists in the heavy metal genre. His fame may have faded a bit, but several things have not.

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Interviews
Dio
Interview by Mike Korn
Interview with Ronnie James Dio from 2000

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Various Artists - Bang Your Head 2007 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
I have to admit that sometimes I get put off by a lot of modern metal festivals. I’m not a big fan of growling death vocals (there are some I can deal with, but few) or other forms of extreme voice tactics.
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Black Sabbath - Dehumanizer
Review by Gary Hill
This album saw Dio return to the Black Sabbath fold after a decade away.
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Elf - Elf
Review by G. W. Hill

Although he was credited under his birth name (Ronald Padavona), the lead singer on this album was Ronnie James Dio.


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Elf - Elf
Review by G. W. Hill

Although he was credited under his birth name (Ronald Padavona), the lead singer on this album was Ronnie James Dio.


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Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Review by Gary Hill
I was a huge Black Sabbath fan when this disc came out. I suppose I should clarify that by admitting that I still am.
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Girlschool - Legacy
Review by Gary Hill
In the last issue of Music Street Journal I reviewed the latest Bang Your Head DVD and it featured Girlschool. I saw the band years ago and their performance on that DVD was every bit as potent as they were in their early years.
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Black Sabbath - Live at Hammersmith Odeon
Review by Rick Damigella
While the reformed Dio-era Black Sabbath (under the moniker Heaven & Hell) are touring to packed venues across the country right now, Rhino Handmade (the short-run, collector’s edition division of Rhino Records) has just released, and sold out of, Black Sabbath Live at Hammersmith Odeon to a rabid Sabbath following.
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Heaven and Hell - Live at Tinley Park, IL, August, 2008
Review by Mike Korn
Many more pics from this show are available in our members area.
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Heaven and Hell - Live from Radio City Music Hall
Review by Rick Damigella
Next year may be the 40th anniversary of Black Sabbath, but 2007 will be forever known in the lore of heavy metal as the year of Heaven & Hell.
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Heaven and Hell - Live in Chicago, August 2009
Review by Greg Olma
This is the first time that Heaven and Hell have come through with new product. 
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Rainbow - Live In Germany 1976
Review by G. W. Hill

I never got the chance to see Rainbow live. I really regret that fact.


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Heaven and Hell - Live in Hoffman Estates, IL, September, 2007
Review by Greg Olma
For those of you who don’t know who Heaven and Hell is, it is basically Black Sabbath Mk III. Although the original lineup is considered the best (not by this writer), this version definitely has a high regard among all heavy metal fans.
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Rainbow - Live In Munich 1977
Review by Greg Olma
A Rainbow show from the Dio-era is always a welcome addition to any collection. There have been a couple of live albums put out, On Stage and Live in Europe, but this one is the first with the Daisley/Stone line-up.
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Rainbow - Live in Munich 1977 DVD
Review by Gary Hill
In my opinion the quintessential Rainbow album is Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll. Well, this DVD opens with “Kill the King” from that album and we also get the title track.
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Heaven and Hell - Live Radio City Music Hall 2007 BluRay
Review by Gary Hill

When this was originally released on DVD, Greg Olma reviewed it for Music Street Journal.


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Heaven and Hell - Live Radio City Music Hall 2007 DVD
Review by Greg Olma
This tour and now DVD has been a long time coming. I always felt that the Dio era of Black Sabbath was overshadowed by the original line-up.
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Rainbow - Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll
Review by Gary Hill
I remember this was the first disc I ever heard by Rainbow and it purely blew me away.
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Heaven and Hell - Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell
Review by Gary Hill

With Ronnie James Dio’s passing, Heaven and Hell are done.


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Heaven and Hell - Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell DVD
Review by Gary Hill

Now that Ronnie James Dio has passed away, this is a reminder of the final tour of Heaven and Hell (the Dio led version of Black Sabbath).


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Queensrÿche - Operation Mindcrime II
Review by Gary Hill
History - in many ways this album (and this review) is all about history. For my money the first Operation Mindcrime album is a true masterpiece that is unmatched by any album by any artist in terms of power and execution.
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Roger Glover - Roger Glover and Friends - The Butterfly Ball and The Grasshopper's Feast
Review by Gary Hill

After Roger Glover had left Deep Purple, he was looking for a new project and came upon about titled "The Butterfly Ball." He decided to create an album based on the book.


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Various Artists - The Merciless Book of Metal Lists written by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins
Review by G. W. Hill

I suppose how you feel about this book has a lot to do with how seriously you take it.


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Black Sabbath - The Rules of Hell
Review by Rick Damigella
Like the opening of an arcane tome of eldritch and forbidden knowledge, Black Sabbath’s The Rules of Hell have been put forth. After a seeming eternity of a wait, every album from the Ronnie James Dio-era of Black Sabbath have finally been given a proper re-mastering and re-release in this must have box set.
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Various Artists - The Suite Music World of Gary Hill: Collected Articles Originally Published at Suite101 written by Gary Hill
Review by Greg Olma
This book is not really new material but rather a collection of Gary Hill's articles for a website called “Suite 101."  Some might not like dated material, but I find these types of books enjoyable for a number of reasons. 
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Elf - Trying to Burn the Sun
Review by G. W. Hill
This new reissue is quite cool. Don't expect to hear the kind of stuff Dio did in his solo career.


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The Rods - Vengeance
Review by Mike Korn

In the opinion of many, The Rods should have been one of the biggest metal bands of the 1980s and beyond.


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Various Artists - We Wish You a Metal Christmas And a Headbanging New Year (2010 Edition)
Review by Gary Hill
This is a reissue of a CD I’ve already reviewed – with a few extra cuts.
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Various Artists - We Wish You a Metal Xmas...and a Headbanging New Year
Review by Gary Hill

So many times discs like this are really uneven. Well, that’s not the case here.


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