R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

I just heard that Ronnie James Dio died today. This news is very sad. He was the greatest Rock Singer Of All Time. I’ve said it on record many many times. He will be greatly missed by all of Rockdom.

In 2004, I got to meet Dio and he was so gracious and down-to-earth, then he got up on stage and schooled everyone.

We all have the records – Heaven & Hell, Mob Rules, Holy Diver, Last In Line, Dream Evil, Rainbow Rising, Long Live Rock’N'Roll. I can’t listen to them today because it’s too hard, but tomorrow I will crank these up.

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

Danko

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Update on US release

Most of you probably noticed by now that our label was forced to push the US release date of the new album until June 8:th. To make up for it, everyone who orders the new album through Newbury Comics before this date will receive a signed copy! Also, the online release stays at May 18:th, so from Tuesday onwards you will be able to buy it through iTunes and countless other digital retailers.

Full Of Regret video finally here

Earlier today we premiered the video over at our friends at MTV. Now we give you the full version right here!

Directed by the amazing Diamond Brothers.

Exclusive iTunes version of Below The Belt now available

Below The Belt is now available on iTunes as an exclusive bonus track version! Click here to be redirected to iTunes. If you live in Canada, click here.

Full Of Regret video is online

The “Full of Regret” video is finally online! You can watch it exclusively on the MTV2 website here. Please note that this is the initial broadcast version. The full version features narration by Mike Watt and it will be available shortly! Will post information on it here as soon as it’s online. In addition to Mike Watt, the video features Elijah Wood, Selma Blair and Lemmy Kilmister. Enjoy!

Two more tracks added to the music player

We’ve added two more tracks from Below The Belt to our music player (top right). To see the playlist click on “tracks”. If you want to publish the playlist on your webpage/blog/facebook profile, click on the “share” button. You can also send this link to your friends: http://soundcloud.com/badtasterecords/sets/danko-jones-below-the-belt-sample

Full Of Regret video premiere

MTV2 (+ MTV2.com) and mtvU (+ mtvU.com) will premiere the video for “Full of Regret” tomorrow, May 12:th, at 6AM, EST! That means 12 noon on mainland Europe, 11AM in the UK, 1PM in Finland, 3AM Pacific Standard Time….and so on. Enjoy!