Book Review: Rainbow In The Dark

By Ronnie James Dio

(hardcover) $28.00

This posthumous publication of the metal musician’s memoir finds Dio reflecting on not only his start in music, but the sudden transition that moved him to the microphone and changed his life forever; the luck that led to the birth of Rainbow and a productive but difficult collaboration with Ritchie Blackmore; the chance meeting that made him the second singer of Black Sabbath, taking them to new levels of success; the tender story behind the birth of the Devil Horns, the lasting symbol of heavy metal; his marriage to Wendy, which stabilized his life, and the huge bet they placed together to launch his own band, Dio.