Hot Docs Review: Dio:Dreamers Never Die (Demian Fenton and Don Argott, 2021)


Ronnie James Dio was one of the greatest metal vocalists of all time. Small in stature, but a larger than life figure with a huge voice to match, Dio was a consummate performer who was loved and respected by fans and contemporaries alike. Dio:Dreamers Never Die tells the story of his life and career through archival footage and plenty of interviews from the likes of Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Sebastian Bach, Danny Lilker, Lita Ford, Vinny Appice and Dio’s widow Wendy.

Starting with his early days playing in pre-Beatles rock bands like The Redcaps and The Prophets and following through to his big breakthrough with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven and Hell, the film makes a case for Ronnie’s place in history while also emphasizing what a kind and positive man he was.

Dio:Dreamers Never Die is a must see for fans and a solid introduction to a metal legend for newcomers.

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