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Monday, May 17, 2010

Rest In Peace Ronnie James Dio

Today the metal world mourns the death of the it's greatest icons as Ronnie James Dio passed away on May 16, 2010 after six months battle with stomach cancer. He performed with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio.

The official statement from RJD's website
"Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am 16th May.
Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes
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." 
-  Wendy Dio

We will miss you RJD may you rest in peace \m/

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Grand Design - Def Leppard clone and I Love It

I discovered this band from Sweden called Grand Design when I was listening to the Metal-cast podcast episode paying tribute to the late-great Peter Steele (may he rest in peace). Initially I thought Def Leppard was playing to found out it was another band. Searching the internet for other songs online and I found the band's Myspace site. As advertised they music is influenced by Def Leppard and they want to bring back the "80's heavy metal" in today's generation.

The band is composed of

Pelle Saether - Vocals
Peter Ledin - Guitars
Dennis Vestman - Guitar
Anders Modd - Bass
Richard Holmgren - Drums

For more information about the band you can read this article