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Remembering Ronnie James Dio: Various Hard Rockers (part 2)

On May 16, 2010, the heavy metal world lost one of the most powerful voices it had ever known when Ronnie James Dio passed away.

The Hard Rock Nights radio program, hosted at that time by JT Carter, paid tribute by playing the songs of Dio and allowing musicians that were influenced Ronnie to share their memories with fans.

Sharing their thoughts and memories of Ronnie James Dio in this clips:

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Remembering Ronnie James Dio: Various Hard Rockers (part 1)

On May 16, 2010, the heavy metal world lost one of the most powerful voices it had ever known when Ronnie James Dio passed away.

The Hard Rock Nights radio program, hosted at that time by JT Carter, paid tribute by playing the songs of Dio and allowing musicians that were influenced by Ronnie to share their memories with fans.

Sharing their thoughts and memories of Ronnie James Dio in this clips:

Remembering Ronnie James Dio: Guitarist Robert Sarzo

On May 16, 2010, the heavy metal world lost one of the most powerful voices it had ever known when Ronnie James Dio passed away.

The Hard Rock Nights radio program, hosted at that time by JT Carter, paid tribute by playing the songs of Dio and allowing musicians that played with Ronnie to share their memories with fans.

Robert Sarzo played guitar for Hurricane. His brother, Rudy Sarzo, played bass on Dio’s 2006 Holy Diver: Live album.

Remembering Ronnie James Dio: Guitarist Tracy G

On May 16, 2010, the heavy metal world lost one of the most powerful voices it had ever known when Ronnie James Dio passed away.

The Hard Rock Nights radio program, hosted at that time by JT Carter, paid tribute by playing the songs of Dio and allowing musicians that played with Ronnie to share their memories with fans.

Tracy G joined Dio in 1993. In his six years with the band, the guitarist was featured on two studio albums, (Strange Highways and Angry Machines), and one live album (Inferno: Last In Live).

Remembering Ronnie James Dio: Bassist Chuck Garric

On May 16, 2010, the heavy metal world lost one of the most powerful voices it had ever known when Ronnie James Dio passed away.

The Hard Rock Nights radio program, hosted at that time by JT Carter, paid tribute by playing the songs of Dio and allowing musicians that played with Ronnie to share their memories with fans.

Chuck Garric is a bass player who toured with Dio in 1999 – 2000 in support of the Magica record. Chuck also co-wrote the song “Death By Love”, which appeared on the Dio record Master Of The Moon.

Remembering Ronnie James Dio: Guitarist Rowan Robertson

On May 16, 2010, the heavy metal world lost one of the most powerful voices it had ever known when Ronnie James Dio passed away.

The Hard Rock Nights radio program, hosted at that time by JT Carter, paid tribute by playing the songs of Dio and allowing musicians that played with Ronnie to share their memories with fans.

Rowan Robertson was recruited to join the band Dio when he was only 17 years of age. The experience launched the young guitarist from obscurity to international fame nearly overnight. News that the band Dio had replaced departing guitarist Craig Goldy with an unusually young guitar player circulated in hard rock and heavy metal magazines such as Hit Parader, Rip, and Circus months before Robertson’s first and only album with the band, Lock Up the Wolves, was released.

I do some stuff over there, too.

Some of you may recall that I used to host a radio show, Hard Rock Nights. A few months ago I handed over hosting duties to Brian Basher, and he has taken the show to heights I never imagined. There is a big announcement planned after the Super Bowl (which is tonight, I’m being told), and I can’t wait to see how far he takes this things.

Even though I’m no longer the host, I still do some writing for the new site. There is a little link in the top menu for JT’s Corner. That’s me. Sometimes random, often tongue-in-cheek, always music-related.

There are others writing for the site also. If you like your rock a little heavier, check out Keep It Metal w/ Myron S. In addition to that, press releases are posted all the time to keep you up-to-date with rockers around the world.

I invite you to check it out, leave a comment or two, and tune in to Hard Rock Nights. (Oh, and follow HRN onTwitter for udpates, too.)

Busy…busy…busy!

Just closed on a house over the weekend, so we’ve been busy packing and making moving plans. Between that and working 8-12 hours a day (including weekends), I haven’t had much time for blogging. My apologies. It’s just too difficult to write a coherent post with pretty pictures and such at work.

But I have been keeping up on my reading. There is a new blog out there, bdj610’s “The Topps 300 (and then some…)”…a response to Topps’ awful attempt at a “top 60.” Get over there and comment on Jaybee’s selections so far, make some suggestions and let’s show Topps how it should have been done!

I would also like to ask you a personal favor to me. Would you be so kind as to take a few seconds to vote for Hard Rock Nights as “best radio show” in the Kerrang! Readers Poll 2010? You do not have to register or even give your e-mail address…just click on that link and fill in the box with “Hard Rock Nights.” Then you can go back and vote on other categories (like Black Robot for “best band”…hint hint).

I do not host the program anymore due to my hectic schedule and the fear of burning out, but it is still alive and well in the capable hands of Brian Basher (who was threatened by Hard Rock Cafe last week…but he stood his ground and they backed down!) and I would really appreciate your continued support. I am still involved with the program, but to a much lesser extent than before.

Speaking of Hard Rock Nights, there is a brand new website for the show! There’s a lot of work left to be done, but it is now live and will be improved over the coming days and weeks.

Ok, now that I’ve got all that out there, I need to get back to being busy doing nothing.

Tyler Mane to guest on Hard Rock Nights

Tyler Mane is the special guest on the next episode of Hard Rock Nights, October 23-29. Mane is best known for his role as Michael Myers in Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween 2, and has just started his own production company which will begin filming the horror film Penance Lane next year.

This week’s Hard Rock Nights is a special horror-themed edition to celebrate Halloween. Tracks from Iron Maiden, Rob Zombie, Dokken and more that feature some connection to the holiday or horror will be featured, including Alice Cooper’s brand new “Keepin’ Halloween Alive.”

Hard Rock Nights can be heard on over a dozen radio stations throughout the week. Click here for a complete list of stations and times.

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I want more…more…more!!!

Hard Rock Nights has been picked up by two more radio stations, bringing our total to nine. But we’re always looking for more broadcasting partners!

Contact your local rock radio station and tell them to contact hardrocknights@gmail.com for information on how they become an HRN affiliate!

We’ve got a ton of cool guests coming up, including Zak Stevens (Savatage/Machines of Grace), Steve Vai (David Lee Roth/Whitesnake), Nicholas Flynt (Uzi), and Bill Leverty (FireHouse)!

Don’t miss a single week!

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