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Friday, January 21 2011

The Year in Music: May 2010

May 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a hodgepodge of notable cover versions, new releases, TV events, and more.


Wednesday, June 30 2010

Black Sabbath 1968 - 1979: A Lyrical Reassessment

Black Sabbath, during Ozzy's original tenure, had at least as much in common with the 1960s counter-culture that preceded them as they did with the waves of metal bands that followed them in the 1980s and beyond.


Monday, May 17 2010

Fade to Black: R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio kicked off the '80s by helming Black Sabbath after Ozzy Osbourne's departure. During the '80s, he routinely shunned temptation to soften or commercialize his sound. 20 years later, metal is immeasurably the better thanks to his efforts.


A Light in the Black: Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010

In a genre that loves its iconic figures, Ronnie James Dio was one of the biggest. Sadly, one of metal's ageless wonders proved to be mortal after all.


Wednesday, August 27 2008

To Hell and Back: Black Sabbath’s Dio Years

Ronnie James Dio's original three-year sojourn with Black Sabbath was mercurial, but it completely transformed and re-energized the band.


Friday, April 27 2007

Heaven and Hell

While the band morphed so many times that it's tough to call anything a true Sabbath reunion, everyone and their stud-jacket granny is calling it that. Ozzy who?


Monday, April 23 2007

Black Sabbath: The Dio Years

Ronnie James Dio's tenure in Black Sabbath was brief, but it resulted in some of the greatest songs in heavy metal history.


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