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Postby Dane » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:10 pm

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US


Key
year of US release
riaa shipment
year of last US certification
title
soundscan (since 1991)

Studio Albums
1983 1,000,000 1989 Holy Diver - 563,000 jun10
1984 1,000,000 1987 The Last In Line - 166,000 dec06
1985 500,000 1985 Sacred Heart - 42,000 dec06
1987 - none Dream Evil - 56,000 dec06
1990 - none Lock Up The Wolves - 49,000 dec06
1994 - none Strange Highways - 75,000 dec06
1996 - none Angry Machines - 40,000 dec06
2000 - none Magica - 50,000 dec06
2002 - none Killing The Dragon - 48,000 dec06
2004 - none Master Of The Moon - 32,000 dec06

Compilations
2000 500,000 2009 The Very Beast Of Dio - 581,000 jun10
2003 - none Stand Up And Shout: Anthology (2cd) - 48,000 dec06

Live Albums
1986 - none Intermission (EP) - 11,000 dec06
1998 - none Last In Live (2cd) - 51,000 dec06
2005 - none Evil Or Devine - 11,000 dec06
2006 - none Holy Diver Live (2cd) - 11,000 dec06


Total RIAA shipment is 3,000,000
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Postby Dane » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:53 pm

With Heaven And Hell (Black Sabbath) on hold due to guitarist Toni Iommi's hand injury, the DIO band is about to tour Europe.

Tour dates:

DIO Winter 2009
Date Location Venue
11/21/2009 Glasgow, Scotland Academy
11/22/2009 Sheffield, UK Academy
11/24/2009 London, UK Forum
11/25/2009 Birmingham, UK Academy
11/27/2009 Manchester, UK Academy
11/28/2009 Lincoln, UK Engine Shed
11/30/2009 Bristol, UK Academy
12/1/2009 Antwerp, Belgium Trix Hall
12/2/2009 Tilburg, Holland 013
12/4/2009 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
12/5/2009 Bergen, Norway Peer Gynt
12/7/2009 Gothenburg, Sweden Tradgarn
12/8/2009 Malmo, Sweden Kulturbolaget
12/9/2009 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser
12/11/2009 Oulu, Finland Teatria
12/12/2009 Tampere, Finland Pakkahoune
12/13/2009 Helsinki, Finland Cable Factory
12/16/2009 Bremen, Germany Aladin
12/18/2009 Nurnberg, Germany Lowenssal
12/19/2009 Reichenbach, Germany H20
12/20/2009 Munich, Germany Tonhalle
12/22/2009 Neu Isenburg, Germany Hugenottenhalle

A new interview with Ronnie reveal that DIO will record the follow up to 2000's Magica in near future. Magica always was intended to be a trilogy. One new song (Electra) may be played on this tour. No Sabbath songs will be included in the setlist though. He's got those well covererd with Heaven And Hell. Expect a few Rainbow nuggets and a lot of DIO classics though.

I'll see them in Malmo on Dec 8th.
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Postby Dane » Mon May 17, 2010 6:40 am

Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with cancer yesterday :cry:

R.I.P.

A new studio album was in the works, a sequel to 2000's Magica. I wonder if it will ever see the light of day.
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Postby Dane » Mon May 17, 2010 6:46 am

http://www.billboard.com/#/news/ronnie- ... tag=hpfeed

Ronnie James Dio, Metal Legend, Dead at 67

Seminal heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio -- the voice for Elf, Blackmore's Rainbow, Black Sabbath, his own band Dio and, most recently, Heaven & Hell -- has lost his battle with stomach cancer, passing away Sunday at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.

Dio was 67 years old and had been battling the disease since his wife and manager, Wendy Dio, announced his condition on Nov. 25.

There were erroneous reports of his death on Saturday -- Wendy Dio posted a note on the singer's official website declaring "I am at the hospital and Ronnie has NOT passed away!!!" -- but on Sunday afternoon she announced his death, saying that: "Today my heart is broken. Ronnie passed away at 7:45 a.m....Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever."

Fans are being encouraged to post condolences on Dio's official Facebook page.

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian told Billboard.com on Sunday that, "Ronnie was the nicest man in metal. Every day on tour he'd have a kind word, a smile and a clap on the back. I feel honored and privileged to even have shaken hands with Ronnie let alone be able to say we were friends. The world truly is a lesser place today. Long live rock & roll."

Dio's death brings an end to a prolific and accomplished hard rock career that spanned 53 years and established Dio as one of the leading voices of his genre. With a powerful vocal delivery that belied his 5-foot-2 build, he was considered "a king, one of the greatest voices of our time and a prototypical headbanger," according to Twisted Sister's Dee Snider. Dio leaves behind a litany of hits -- from "Man on the Silver Mountain" by Blackmore's Rainbow to "The Mob Rules" and "Heaven and Hell" with Black Sabbath and his own "Holy Diver" and "Rainbow in the Dark." Dio also helmed Hear 'n Aid, the all-star hard rock band to raise money for African famine relief, and its 1985 single "We're Stars."

He was also credited with popularizing the "devil's horn" hand gesture common to heavy metal and frequently employed gothic and Satanic imagery in his work, but Dio claimed he was actually "brought up with good values from my folks -- respect your elders, it's a lot easier to say 'please,' that kind of stuff" while growing up in Cortland, N.Y. Nevertheless, Dio -- who was born Ronald James Padavona in Porstmouth, N.H. -- was an acknowledged trouble-maker, wearing long hair well before it was accepted and dumping soap suds in the high school swimming pool. "Anything that would go wrong I was always blamed for," he said.

His parents urged him to go to college, and he did study pharmacy at the University of Buffalo. But music was always his primary calling, starting with trumpet and then guitar and bass -- all of which he played in his high school band, the Vegas Kings. He eventually took over on lead vocals, changing the group name to Ronnie & the Redcaps, then Ronnie Dio (the surname came from Mafioso Johnny Dio) and the Prophets and finally, in 1967, to the Electric Elves, which was shorted to the Elves two years later and finally became Elf in 1970.

After Elf toured with Deep Purple in the mid-'70s, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore tapped Dio to sing for his new band, Rainbow, in 1975. "That was a big change," Dio remembered. "Elf was my band...Rainbow was Ritchie's band. Without his reputation, we wouldn't have had the instant recognition we did. But my part was an important one. I made as many decisions, called as many shots as he did."

Dio left Rainbow in 1979 and moved to Black Sabbath to replace Ozzy Osbourne. He wound up spending three tenures with the group -- leaving in 1982 and returning, briefly, in 1991 before re-joining again in 2006, when the band took the new name Heaven and Hell. "I've always enjoyed playing with these guys," Dio said at the time, referring to Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Terry "Geezer" Butler. "We don't always get along, but we make some really great music together, so that always draws me back."

He launched the Dio band in 1993, after his first departure from Sabbath. During the intervening years the Dio band released 10 studio albums -- the most recent being "Master of the Moon" in 2004 -- and went through 16 members, including such notables as Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo, current Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, Black Sabbath/Heaven and Hell drummer Vinny Appice, Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain, Dokken bassist Jeff Pilson and Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich.

"I love what I do and I have no plans to stop -- maybe ever," Dio once said. "I'm a very fortunate person; I'm able to be successful by doing what I want to do -- by being myself, you can say."

Funeral arrangements are pending and expected to be announced soon.
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Postby trueno » Mon May 17, 2010 11:48 am

Terrible news.....
my favourite metal singer...

RIP
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Postby borderwolf » Mon May 17, 2010 12:05 pm

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Postby abdon » Mon May 17, 2010 12:36 pm

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Postby Kashmir75 » Mon May 17, 2010 3:35 pm

Ronnie James Dio was a legend, and I loved his music... in 1989 I discovered his Dream Evil album and it quickly became a favorite of mine. He will always be a remembered, and be missed greatly.
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Postby Moggio » Tue May 18, 2010 10:09 am

This REALLY blows. Ronnie was one of THE five best vocalists of all time. :cry:

RIP, Ronnie. \m/
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Postby Dane » Tue May 18, 2010 10:36 am

Not surprisingly Ronnie's catalog are getting a boost following his tragic death...


At Amazon.com:

#37 Dio - Holy Diver
#41 Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
#53 Dio - The Last In Line
#66 Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know
#92 Dio - Dream Evil
#107 Rainbow - Blackmore's Rainbow
#111 Rainbow - Rising
#116 Dio - Sacred Heart
#118 Dio - Lock Up The Wolves
#132 Elf - Elf
#140 Dio - The Beast Of Dio
#149 Elf - The Elf Albums (import)
#153 Rainbow - Long Live RnR
#158 Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
#174 Dio - Stand Up And Shout: The Dio Anthology
#222 Dio - Master Of The Moon
#249 Black Sabbath - The Dio Years
#252 Dio - Magica/Killing The Dragon (import)
#314 Heaven & Hell - Live from Radio City Music Hall (live)
#430 Dio - Angry Machines
#477 Rainbow - The Very Best Of
#632 Black Sabbath - The Rules Of Hell (box set)
#676 Dio - Evil Or Devine (live)
#692 Dio - Killing The Dragon
#749 Rainbow - On Stage (live)
#833 Black Sabbath - Dehumanizer
#951 Dio - Holy Diver (live)
#966 Black Sabbath - Live Evil (live)
#976 Dio - Intermission (live)
#2117 Dio - Strange Highways (45.99$ for a single disc!)

Not usually a strong catalog seller, his entire back catalog is in the top 1000 at Amazon.
He's got 14 of the top 20 Hard Rock/Heavy Metal albums, 6 of the top 12 live album and all 7 of the top 7 Pop Metal album... Pop Metal?
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Postby Priestfan » Tue May 18, 2010 4:45 pm

Any chance that any of these will re-enter the US or UK charts?
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Postby Dane » Tue May 18, 2010 9:46 pm

Priestfan wrote:Any chance that any of these will re-enter the US or UK charts?
I think so, we'll see.
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Postby jimmypages59 » Tue May 18, 2010 10:01 pm

A sad loss to music, so glad I got to catch the great man live way back in the day.

One thing that I have never understood, is why someone dying, makes people go out and buy their music.

I personally was gutted when Freddie died, but the thought "I must go out and buy some more Queen product" just never crossed my mind, never has with any artist. Why do people, do this crazy thing!!??
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Postby Dane » Wed May 26, 2010 8:25 am

jimmypages59 wrote:A sad loss to music, so glad I got to catch the great man live way back in the day.

One thing that I have never understood, is why someone dying, makes people go out and buy their music.

I personally was gutted when Freddie died, but the thought "I must go out and buy some more Queen product" just never crossed my mind, never has with any artist. Why do people, do this crazy thing!!??
When an artist get major exposure in the media, (internet, radio, tv or whatever) their sales usually rise. New fans want to see what the fuss is about and old fans might have forgotten about the artist and wants to relive the magic. Some just think it's a good a time as any to replace their worn out copies of old classics.

Sadly you cant get bigger exposure in the media than by dying!

I miss Ronnie, a couple of friends and me held our own private memorial for the fallen one last Sunday (23/5).
It actually helped! Now I can put on a CD by another artist. I couldn't do that for a week! New CDs popped in my postbox, but I just couldn't listen to them...

I fully expect a couple of Ronnie's old albums to chart on catalog this week. We'll see tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure to find Holy Diver, The Beast of Dio and Sabbath's Heaven And Hell on there. Maybe on BB200 as well.
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Postby Dane » Thu May 27, 2010 3:55 pm

2 Ronnie James Dio related DVDs re-enter Billboard's Top 40 Music DVDs:

33 10 Live From Radio City Music Hall Heaven & Hell
38 2 Holy Diver Live Dio

The Holy Diver album is #149 on BB200 and debuts at #11 on the catalog chart. The Beast of Dio compilation enter catalog at #32.
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Postby borderwolf » Sat May 29, 2010 6:12 am

Sweden
mid-price
week 21

1 (NY)
/ 1/ DIO
HOLY DIVER

5 (NY)
/ 1/ DIO
DREAM EVIL

9 (NY)
/ 1/ DIO
SACRED HEART
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Postby trueno » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:15 am

Top 60 singles Sweden Week 21:

60 (NEW) DIO - "Holy Diver"
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Postby Dane » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:17 pm

Dane wrote:2 Ronnie James Dio related DVDs re-enter Billboard's Top 40 Music DVDs:

33 10 Live From Radio City Music Hall Heaven & Hell
38 2 Holy Diver Live Dio

The Holy Diver album is #149 on BB200 and debuts at #11 on the catalog chart. The Beast of Dio compilation enter catalog at #32.
The 2 Dio albums both drops off Billboards catalog chart after just one week, but the Heaven & Hell DVD is still charting:

36 33 11 Live From Radio City Music Hall Heaven & Hell
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Postby Priestfan » Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:27 pm

This was posted in a recent Blabbermouth thread about this album's re-appearance on the Billboard 200:

DIO HOLY DIVER 3,553 322 841 560,678
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Postby Dane » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:04 am

^^Excellent.

And from this weeks catalog chart:

32 111 165 DIO VERY BEAST OF DIO 1,221 1,461 -16 581,066
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Postby Dane » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:20 pm

DVD chart w/e 06-06-2010

48 HEAVEN & HELL LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HAL 255 370 -31 56,274

Hard Rock chart w/e 06-06-2010

3 WAR 30 65 72 DIO VERY BEAST OF DIO 1,221 1,461 -16 581,066
3 WAR 16 62 94 DIO HOLY DIVER 1,030 1,498 -31 563,206
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Postby Dane » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:28 pm

bb200 27/11/2010

NIJI 86 DIO DIO AT DONINGTON UK: LIVE 1983 5,836 999 156 5,994
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Postby trueno » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:44 am

At Donington UK Live 1983-1987:

Belgium (Wal): #82
Austria: #73
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Postby thebigham » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:01 am

7/13 Catalog 200:

86 DIO MAGICA (DELUXE EDITION) 1,790 999 21 1,811
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Postby AndiIversen » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:01 pm

UK

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DIO - THE COLLECTION
Silver Certification (Album) 22 July 2013
UNIVERSAL MUSIC ()
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