An influence on future metal titans such as Metallica and Megadeth, Budgie recorded a series of classic albums for MCA and A&M during the 1970s.
"I recently saw the first cut of it", Dio's wife and manager Wendy said in a new interview. "It was very emotional."
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
‘The design pays tribute to one of my most iconic onstage moments and is a chance to acquire a rare piece of art history. I love it!’
Kicking off on December 4, the series also features shows on Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson and Van Halen's Dave Lee Roth.
From stoner anthems to good-natured novelties, the best songs about marijuana are perfect for indulgers – or those with just a contact buzz.
Seeking to rid music of offensive content, Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Center used the Filthy Fifteen to bring their cause to the Senate.
Offering a glimpse into the imaginations of heavy metal titans, the best metal music videos have helped define the genre and terrified the weak of heart.
The new instrument is based around the guitar legend’s heavily-modified 1964 Gibson featured on many of Sabbath's classic songs.
Plumpton Racecourse in the Sussex countryside hosted some huge names at the 9th and 10th National Jazz and Blues Festivals.
‘The Last In Line’ remains one of the great metal albums of the 80s, proving that Dio were capable of muscle, flash, and a subtler, more reflective side.
The progressive rock trailblazers' fifth studio release was their first with producer Rodger Bain.
The virtual event will take place on July 10, which would have been Dio’s 79th birthday.
The event aims to raise funds for Stagehand: a charity providing hardship funding and mental health support for workers in the live music industry.
Rick Wakeman has lent his expertise to a variety of recordings – by his own estimation, more than 2,000. uDiscover digs into the best Rick Wakeman songs.