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SOLAR PARALLAX: First Recordings Posted Online

SOLAR PARALLAX, the new Polish project led by guitarist/composer Michael Gapys, has posted some of its first recordings on the band's MySpace page. According to a press release, SOLAR PARALLAX's sound is "a mixture of melodic vocals, big choruses, heavy riffs and pumping drums." SOLAR PARALLAX is: Michael Gapys - Guitar, Bass, Keys, ...

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HEAVEN & HELL Confirmed For U.K.'s HIGH VOLTAGE Festival

HEAVEN & HELL — the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) — has been confirmed for High Voltage, the U.K.'s new rock festival, which is scheduled to take place July 24-25, 2010 at Victoria Park in London, U.K. The festival billing is ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'I'd Like To Thank Everyone For The Most Wonderful Gift I Have Ever Received'

Legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW), who was recently diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer and is currently receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic, has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "I'd like to take the time to thank everyone for the most wonderful gift ...

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HEAVEN & HELL Confirmed For Spanish SONISPHERE

HEAVEN & HELL — the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) — has been confirmed for the Spanish edition of the Sonisphere festival, set to take place on Saturday, July 10 in Barcelona. HEAVEN & HELL's Sonisphere schedule is now shaping up ...

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Reunited KING KOBRA Joined By Singer PAUL SHORTINO

Last night (Saturday, December 12), drum legend Carmine Appice (SLAMM, VANILLA FUDGE, ROD STEWART, OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, KING KOBRA) joined the SIN CITY SINNERS on stage in Las Vegas, Nevada. The band jammed such hits as "You Keep Me Hanging On", "Hot Legs", "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy", "Bark At The Moon", and "Crazy ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Aces First Chemo Treatment With Flying Colors

Legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) was diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer and is currently receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic. His wife/manager Wendy Dio has issued the following update on Ronnie's condition: "Well, it has been a very exhausting month. After all the ...

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Send Get-Well Card To RONNIE JAMES DIO

According to a posting on the BLACK SABBATH fan site Black-Sabbath.com, fans can send get-well cards to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) through the official fan club address here: Dio Fan Club 12400 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 624 Studio City, CA 91604 Additionally, if you'd ...

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HEAVEN & HELL Drummer VINNY APPICE To Undergo Surgery Tomorrow

Drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, DIO, BLACK SABBATH) will undergo surgery on his right shoulder on Monday, November 30 for an injury sustained during the last HEAVEN & HELL tour. Commented Vinny: "You can't face the audience and hit drums directly behind you night after night at an extreme volume [referring to his monstrous ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer

Wendy Dio, the wife and manager of legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW), has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "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 ...

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VINNY APPICE On 'Heavy Metal Mayhem'; Audio Available

Legendary heavy metal drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) was the featured guest on the Sunday, November 15 edition of the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" radio show with Mike "The Big Cheese". You can now listen to the program using the audio player below. Vinny Appice joined Las Vegas, Nevada's SIN CITY SINNERS ...

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CARMINE APPICE Schedules NYC Appearance

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice (SLAMM, VANILLA FUDGE, ROD STEWART, OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT) will make a special appearance at J&R Music and Computer World on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of his latest GUITAR ZEUS album, "Conquering Heroes", with a short performance, followed by an autograph signing session. The ...

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VINNY APPICE Performs With SIN CITY SINNERS; Video Available

Legendary heavy metal drummer Vinny Appice (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) joined Las Vegas, Nevada's SIN CITY SINNERS — which consists of Brent Muscat (formerly of FASTER PUSSYCAT), Todd Kerns (AGE OF ELECTRIC), Mike Eliis, and Rob Cournoyer (RAGING SLAB) — for the following shows: Oct. 02 - Railhead @ Boulder Station - Las ...

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DIO To Play New Song On European Tour

Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO) has revealed to Classic Rock magazine that DIO will play a new song on the band's upcoming European tour, which kicks off next month. "It's called 'Electra', which will be released as a limited-edition single, although I'm not sure ...

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CARMINE APPICE To Guest On ALICE COOPER's Radio Show

Legendary drummer and philanthropist Carmine Appice was recently interviewed by Alice Cooper for the "Nights with Alice Cooper" radio show to support the recent GUITAR ZEUS CD release, "Conquering Heroes". The interview is scheduled to run on Alice's show on Tuesday, October 20 as part of the annual Halloween celebration broadcasts. "It was great talking ...

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HEAVEN & HELL Drummer To Guest On WJCU's 'Metal On Metal'

HEAVEN & HELL drummer Vinny Appice will appear "live" on WJCU's "Metal On Metal" radio program on Friday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m. (EST). Appice will discuss the band's current tour and "The Devil You Know" album, and will tell tales from the road, including a recent fun and unexpected run-in with the law. A ...

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RATT Guitarist Discusses New Album

Chad Bowar of About Heavy Metal recently conducted an interview with RATT guitarist Warren DeMartini. An excerpt from the chat follows below. About Heavy Metal: Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT) has been with you for about a year now. How did he come to join RATT? Warren DeMartini: It was an idea I got ...

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HEAVEN & HELL Schedules New York City Signing Session

HEAVEN & HELL — the band featuring BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums) — will take part in a signing session and meet-and-greet on August 26, 2009 at Sam Ash in New York City (located on W. 48th Street) beginning at 6:00 p.m. HEAVEN ...

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ICARUS WITCH To Open For HEAVEN & HELL In Cleveland

Pittsburgh traditional metallers ICARUS WITCH will open for HEAVEN & HELL on Saturday, August 22 at the Nautica Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio. The band will hit the stage around 7:00 p.m., with COHEED AND CAMBRIA scheduled to go on right after them. Commented ICARUS WITCH in a statement, "This concert has an extra level of ...

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