Ronnie James Dio’s Biography Gets a Release Date and Artwork

Heavy Metal legend, Ronnie James Dio, who died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010 at the age of 67, will finally have his long-awaited autobiography, titled Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography will be released on July 27 via Permuted Press (ABC’s of Metallica, Eruption In The Canyon: 212 Days & Nights With Eddie Van Halen). Dio, the iconic singer for Black Sabbath, Rainbow, DIO, and Heaven and Hell grew up in upstate New York and went on to perform on the biggest stages in the world, including the arena that represented the pinnacle of success to him — Madison Square Garden, where this book begins and ends. In addition to his music, Dio’s legacy is immeasurable in metal culture and the countless charity events held in his name and honor. You can pre-order the book at the link below.

Written with longtime friend of 30 years and esteemed music writer Mick Wall, who took up the mantle after Ronnie’s passing, Rainbow In The Dark is a frank, startling, often hilarious, sometimes sad testament to dedication and ambition, filled with moving coming-of-age tales, glorious stories of excess, and candid recollections of what really happened backstage at the hotel, in the studio, and back home behind closed doors far away from the road.


Rainbow in the Dark: The Autobiography