Ronnie James Dio

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The Big Hurt: Reed goes to the dogs

More evidence of the sickening barbarity of America’s penal institutions: Lil Wayne is being hassled because officers found headphones and the charger for an MP3 player in his cell.
Plus Weezy debudded, Ant derided, Michaels bandanna’d
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 28, 2010

Ronnie James Dio (1942 - 2010)

As he lay in a Texas hospital bed in March, being treated for the disease to which he would eventually succumb, Ronald James Padavona, better known to the world as heavy-metal legend Ronnie James Dio, gave an interview to a local TV station. “Cancer? I’l
Live free or rock
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 21, 2010
RIP Ronnie James Dio, 1942 - 2010

RIP Ronnie James Dio, 1942 - 2010

 Metal fans mourn a legend today as early this morning former Sabbath frontman and solo artist Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer....
By Ryan Stewart  |  May 16, 2010

The down low

A legacy of musical runts
A legacy of musical runts
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 01, 2009

Girl gone wild

"My hair may be blond, but my heart is brunette," announced Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta — a/k/a Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga, live at the House of Blues, March 30, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 10, 2009

(Probably) high society

The warm bodies and conversational hum provide séance juice for the ghostly presence of the mansion’s namesake.
'After Hours' at the Gardner Museum
By MATT PARISH  |  August 05, 2008


Vote the rock

The Republican and Democratic conventions are still more than a month away, but that doesn’t mean the summer has been an electoral wasteland.
Prince bows to King Dylan
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 16, 2008