Ronnie James Dio

The rise of the hologram rock star

Roy Orbison is one of a growing number of dead musicians going back on tour<p>A musician’s death long ago ceased to be an impediment to releasing their …

Frank Zappa

Gene Simmons Doubles Down on Working Mother Comments: 'I Stand by Every Word I Said'

Kiss frontman spars with Harry Connick Jr. over females balancing children and careers<p>Gene Simmons isn’t holding his famously elongated tongue when …

Entertainment

Gene Simmons Tweets Female-Empowerment Message, Gets Dragged Over Fox News Ban

“Future female leaders – kick the world in the ass and make it change,” Kiss frontman writes, after being axed from news outlet for reported crude …

Entertainment

BBC - Seven music legends we brought back from the dead

1. Elvis Presley<p>Elvis Presley | Photo by Bethmann / Getty Images<p>2. Tupac Shakur<p>Rapper Snoop Dogg (left) and a hologram of deceased rapper Tupac Shakur perform at the 2012 Coachella Festival | Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella<p>3. Nat King Cole<p>Natalie Cole (right) created an album …

Tupac Shakur

WATCH: New footage of Ronnie James Dio hologram unveiled ahead of London show

Friday, November 17th, 2017 9:01am<p>By Scott Colothan<p>Ronnie James Dio hologram © Eyellusion<p>The first teaser trailer for the Ronnie James Dio hologram …

Black Sabbath

See a Trailer for Ronnie James Dio's Hologram + Tour, Plus News on The Plot in You, Joe Perry + More

See a new trailer for the Ronnie James Dio hologram and world tour, get details on The Plot in You's next album, a new Joe Perry disc and more in …

'Dio Returns' Hologram Tour Receives Official Trailer

The upcoming Ronnie James Dio hologram tour has received its first trailer.<p>The latest run of shows under the Dio Returns banner will get underway in …

Rock Music

First Look At New RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram For 'Dio Returns: The World Tour'

Live music's premier hologram production company <b>Eyellusion</b> has announced new and updated dates for <b>"Dio Returns: The World Tour"</b>. Originally scheduled …

Lars Ulrich On Metallica One Day Touring As a Hologram: 'Fine With Me'

Hologram concerts have become a strange yet inescapable future of live performances. With acts ranging from <b>2pac</b> to <b>Ronnie James Dio</b>, these faux …

Music

Review: Evanescence get orchestral on Synthesis

If <b>Amy Lee</b> and her band <b>Evanescence</b> prove anything on <i>Synthesis</i>, it’s that they own an incredible amount of technical skill.Her voice is as powerful as …

Celebrating Whitney Houston, 'The Bodyguard' At 25

During <b>Matchbox Twenty</b>'s A Brief History Of Everything tour this year, fans who couldn't physically get to a concert could still enjoy the show: The …

Frank Zappa

Ozzy Osbourne's 'Bark at the Moon': The Story Behind the Cover Art

K3n Adams takes on the invasion of Iraq with a vision of scorched earth and war birds<p>Meet the man behind the visuals of Mastodon, Hate Eternal, …

Ozzy Osbourne

Wendy Dio Hopes Ronnie James Dio Hologram Tour Will Hit U.S. in Summer of 2018

Look out! It looks like the "Dio Returns" tour will be coming stateside within the next year.Continue reading…

Billie Holiday to perform live in Los Angeles 58 years after her death

Billie Holiday has been dead for more than half a century, but she was scheduled to perform in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.<p>The jazz singer is one …

Photojournalism

Rock Is Dead: Zappa, Dio And The Burgeoning Business Of Postmortem Touring

When Frank Zappa was still alive, he used to tell his son Ahmet about his dreams of creating massive holograms that could be projected over the ocean, turning a beach into a giant movie theater—or music venue. The elder Zappa owned a production company called Intercontinental Absurdities, and …

Frank Zappa

Please Welcome (Hologram) Billie Holiday to the Stage

3-D avatars of everyone from Andy Kaufman to Whitney Houston could be touring later this year. But can these celebrity body doubles be more than a gimmick?<p>By<p>John Jurgensen<p>John Jurgensen<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@johnjurg<p>jjurgensen<p>John.Jurgensen@wsj.com<p><b>It has been</b> more than five years since a …

Billie Holiday

Why October 25th Matters in Rock History

It’s October 25th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1969, <b>Pink Floyd</b> released their quadruple-sided album, <i>Ummagumma</i>.<p>In …

Music

Tool Release New Album ‘Secret’

With news of A Perfect Circle releasing a new singled titled “The Doomed” with a new album set for release in 2018, Maynard James Keenan’s other band …

In dreams: Roy Orbison hologram to embark on UK tour in 2018

The iconic singer joins Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson in having his 3D projection take to the stage posthumously<p>Roy Orbison, master of the romantic yet slightly eerie country ballad, died in 1988 – but will tour the UK again in 2018, albeit in holographic form.<p>Using 3D projection technology that …

Music

Apocalyptica Post Metallica 'Sad But True' Video, Plus News on Bowl for Ronnie, Deuce + More

Watch Apocalyptica's stellar live video covering Metallica's 'Sad But True,' get news on the Bowl for Ronnie benefit, watch a new Deuce video and …

Metallica

These Grey Men Album Could Feature System of a Down Bandmates, Plus News on The Black Dahlia Murder, Crowbar + More

Get news on a potential mini System of a Down collaboration, new Black Dahlia Murder music, a Crowbar late year tour, a new Project 86 album and more …

Frank Zappa

Ozzy Osbourne: Zakk Wylde's 'Playing Has Improved Unbelievably' [Interview]

Ozzy Osbourne spoke with Full Metal Jackie about having Zakk Wylde back in the band, the end of Black Sabbath, what the future holds and …

Guitar

Wendy Dio Says There Are 'At Least Three' Unreleased Dio Songs in Archive

Ronnie James Dio’s widow and manager, Wendy, has confirmed that there's a number of unreleased tracks from the late metal icon that could see the …

Classic Rock

Geek Tunes: Top 10 Songs for Grinding XP (Metal Edition)

The Top 10 songs to listen to while grinding for XP in Video GamesClick through to read all of "Geek Tunes: Top 10 Songs for Grinding XP (Metal …

Tony Iommi

Frank Zappa resurrected for hologram shows and musical

<b>Frank Zappa is to be the latest deceased icon to be given an onstage resurrection via hologram technology, thanks to a team-up between the Zappa</b> …

Frank Zappa

A British rock legend can’t afford people to make his tea because no one buys albums anymore

Pity the modern musician. In a viral video posted by BBC Backstage Music Pass this week, Liam Gallagher—former lead of iconic rock band Oasis and then Beady Eye, generally regarded as one of the greatest frontmen of all time—can be seen brewing his own cup of tea and railing against the dismal …

Steely Dan

How A Rock Star Who's Been Dead For 24 Years Is Going On Tour

Frank Zappa's reunion tour will be more of a reunion between his image and the corporeal plane.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Music & Rock<p>The future, straight to …

Frank Zappa Hologram Going on Tour | Pitchfork

Earlier this year, a Ronnie James Dio hologram tour was announced. Today, Eyellusion, the company behind that hologram, has announced a new partnership with the Zappa Family Trust to develop Frank Zappa hologram shows. The hologram will “ go back out on tour playing his most well-known music as …

Steve Vai

Third Annual Ronnie James Dio Cancer Charity Event Adds Classic Rockers to Celebrity Bowling Tournament

A growing roster of classic rockers is lining up to take to the lanes in tribute to Ronnie James Dio at this year's Bowl for Ronnie charity …

Classic Rock

Gene Simmons: I would trademark the air you breathe if I could

Gene Simmons has reiterated that he has no regrets over attempting to trademark the devil horns hand gesture used by rock and metal fans all over the …

Classic Rock