DIO Confirm Guitarist Switch, Announce CD Release Date

DIO have officially confirmed the departure of guitarist Craig Goldy and addition of Doug Aldrich as his replacement. The current line-up of the group—Aldrich, frontman Ronnie James Dio, drummer Simon Wright, and bassist Jimmy Bain—are working on their brand new CD, rumored to be titled Kill The Dragon, for a May release through Spitfire Records. According to DIO's official web site, the band's tour in support of the new album (presumably including DEEP PURPLE and THE SCOPRIONS in the co-headlining slots) will begin on June 1st in Las Vegas. In other news, Ronnie will be featured in a live guest appearance on KNAC.com in "The Vault". Look for him at 12:00 noon PST on Sunday, January 27th.

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