Episode 21: 'Holy Diver' with Blaze Bayley
Mike is joined by former Iron Maiden front man Blaze Bayley who brings with him one of the most celebrated metal albums of all time in Dio's debut 'Holy Diver'. Hear Blaze's incredible story from his days of working in a hotel listening to 'Holy Diver' to touring the world as part of Iron Maiden with Ronnie James Dio in tow! Mike and Blaze also talk about the story of how Ronnie went from leaving Black Sabbath, to recording a debut with the likes of Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell that would be remembered and beloved by metal fans for years to come.
How did Vinny Appice achieve the iconic drum sound on the album?
Who recorded Blaze's favourite cover version of 'Stand Up and Shout'?
Which song on 'Holy Diver' nearly didn't make the album as Ronnie James Dio was intent on destroying the tape?
All this and more will be revealed on this episode of 'My Classic Album'.