Without question, Ronnie James Dio was one of the greatest vocalists in hard rock/heavy metal history, who built a fanatical and devoted following during his multi-decade career. And in the coming months, Dio collectors will have the opportunity to pick up some truly one-of-a-kind releases – a limited edition picture disc of Elf's self-titled debut album, a deluxe picture disc of the Dio release 'Master of the Moon,' and a limited edition and deluxe numbered super secret Picture Disc that will make HISTORY for RECORD STORE DAY 2012!
As a reminder, just released is the amazing, "And Before Elf....... There Were Elves" featuring both live in the studio and live on stage tracks from 1971 from The Elves featuring a young Ronnie James Dio on vocals! The packaging is spectacular! The CD comes housed in a digi pack with a custom Lenticular cover! When you turn the cover to the right, you see an image and when you turn it to the right, you see a completely different image! This CD is in stores now!
December 13th will see the release of the very first Elf album, as a deluxe numbered picture disc. Originally issued in 1972, the album shows off Dio's vast vocal talents, as he handles honky tonk, blues, and rock, rather than the mega decibel rock that would later become his trademark. This release will be issued in the USA only, and each LP will be individually numbered from 1-2,500.
The next release, the 'Master of the Moon' deluxe numbered picture disc, will be released on March 13, 2012. The album was originally issued in 2004, was Dio's tenth studio solo effort overall, and featured such renowned rock names as Simon Wright on drums, Craig Goldy on guitar, Scott Warren on keyboards, and Jeff Pilson on bass.
And lastly, on Record Store Day 2012 (April 16, 2012, to be exact), The Niji Entertainment Group has something very special that will sell out instantly! We don't want to give it away yet, but trust us, fans will be waiting in line at participating Record Store Day locations to scoop this release up!
Also recently launched is the Official Dio Store, where fans can buy shirts, CD's, DVD's, Blu-rays and more from Dio, Heaven & Hell and other artists signed to the label:
Don't wait long to pick up these three beautifully assembled Dio releases! These releases will be sold in local record stores across the US as well as online music retailers like www.Amazon.com and the Official Dio Web Store! The Official Dio Fan Page on Facebook gets over 25,000,000 visitors a month, and once the word is spread about this project, fans will be waiting in line overnight to get their copies. Get ready for some vintage Dio rock…with a sleek new look!
Marco Mendoza announces European lives dates
DEC 9th - TBC - ROMA, ITALY
DEC 10th - GAMBRINUS PUB, CASERTA, ITALY. 10:00 PM
DEC 11th - ABBEY ROAD, FORMELO - ROMA. 10:00 PM
DEC 14th - TBC - FLORENCE, ITALY
DEC 15th - I'LL PEOCIO, TROFARELLO, TORINO. 10:00 PM
DEC 16th - JAZZ ON LIVE, BRESCIA , ITALY. 10:00PM
DEC 17th - ASSOCIAZIONE AMA, ANCONA , ITALY. 10:00 PM
DEC 18th - CLINIC - ROMA, MUSIC VILLAGE INSTITUTE. 2:00 PM
DEC 20th - LOCAL - VIENNA, AUSTRIA. 10:30 PM
DEC 21st - LIVE PROVERAUM, ZULPICH , GERMANY. 10:00 PM
DEC 22nd - INVERNESS CLUB, MARENO DI PIAVE, ITALY. 10:30 PM
DEC 23rd - MAMYA, RISTOPUB, ROMA , ITALY. 10:00 PM
If it is just Marco and his band or whoever he's playing with at the time, go check him out!
Jeff recently played the UK's annual Firefest event to much praise and has also been touring with Grammy Award winner Keb' Mo' but he's now wanting to share with his fans and more, some very important news about a charity project, that he's given a hand to ...
It's straight up melodic rock, and really worth having.
It'll be available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. shortly.
There's a PayPal button for contributions, and whatever you can do, we appreciate.
Do you have to be Sting or Angelina Jolie to do something significant to help the afflicted? Nah!!
All power to you Jeff and all the other guys doing this very good thing, for a very worthy cause.
I hope those good folks out there can help too.
Chickenfoot will perform at this year's Mark And Brian Christmas Show at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, December 15.