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Axl Rose Named Best Frontman Of All Time

December 30th, 2010 11:00am EST
Guns N' Roses
Rocker Axl Rose has been voted the best frontman of all time, ahead of stars including Freddie Mercury and John Lennon.

The Guns N' Roses singer gained the most votes to take the top spot in a Musicradar.com poll, fighting off competition from Queen star Mercury, who landed in second place.

Led Zeppelin icon Robert Plant came in third place, while Ronnie James Dio - who passed away earlier this year - claimed the fourth spot as the frontman of Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell. Beatles legend Lennon rounded out the top five.

Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Kurt C...
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Ronnie James Dio To Be Honored With Statue In Bulgaria

September 27th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Heaven & Hell
Late rocker Ronnie James Dio is to be honored in Bulgaria - a statue of the Heaven & Hell star will be unveiled in a Kavarna park.

Town Mayor Tzonko Tzonev led the charge to pay tribute to Dio as a mark of respect to the rock star, who became one of Bulgaria's top concert draws - and was instrumental in campaigning for the liberation of a group of the nation's nurses imprisoned in Libya.

Rock news website Blabbermouth.net reports a replica of the monument was displayed during the three-day Kavarna Rock Fest in July. Sculptors Alexander Petrov and Krasimir Krastev-Lomsky have been commis...
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Kiss Pay Tribute To Ronnie James Dio At Swiss Show

May 19th, 2010 11:00am EDT
Kiss
Rockers Kiss took a moment to "remember" late heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio during a concert in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, leading fans in a 30-second chant of the singer's name.

Frontman Paul Stanley halted the show to pay his respects, and told fans, "Let's remember to remember him. Let's make sure he can hear us up there." Stanley then led the chant, "Ronnie, Ronnie..." before adding, "We love ya, we'll miss ya."

Prior to the show, Kiss had issued a statement about Dio's passing on Sunday. The band mates declared, "We mourn the tragic passing of the great Ronnie James Dio. ...
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Lars Ulrich's Moving Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

May 17th, 2010 8:21am EDT
Lars Ulrich
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has penned a moving tribute to Ronnie James Dio, while rock stars including Slash and Ozzy Osbourne have also honored the rocker, who died on Sunday.

The heavy metal legend lost his battle with stomach cancer at a hospital in Houston, Texas, aged 67, and his contemporaries have been quick to celebrate the life of the Heaven & Hell star. Ulrich has written a moving tribute to Dio, who he credits with inspiring him to become a drummer.

He says, "Dear Ronnie, I just got off stage in Zagreb. I was met with the news that you've passed on. I'm kind of in shock, b...
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Ronnie James Dio Dies At 67

May 16th, 2010 6:47pm EDT
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Heavy metal rocker Ronnie James Dio has lost his battle with stomach cancer. He was 67.

The Heaven & Hell star passed away at a hospital in Houston, Texas on Sunday.

His wife Wendy initially denied internet reports the rocker had died earlier in the day, but revealed he was "not doing good" - and now his partner admits she is heartbroken over the loss of her beloved husband.

In a statement to Blabbermouth.net, she says, "Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45 a.m. (on Sunday) 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes before he pea...
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Lemmy & Rob Halford Named 'Golden Gods' Top Honorees

February 18th, 2010 10:08am EST
Lemmy & Rob Halford Named
Motorhead star Lemmy and Judas Priest's Rob Halford are to be honored with top prizes at the second annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards in April. Ace of Spades singer Lemmy will be the 2010 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, while fellow Brit Halford will take home the event's Golden God Award.

Rob Zombie, Fear Factory and Zakk Wylde will provide the performances at this year's show, which will be held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, while Andrew WK and professional wrestler-turned-musician Chris Jericho will co-host.

Nominees for awards were announced on Wednesday and Heaven...
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