Dio, Dio Disciples
Floyd Rose Original
Quote: "I haven't used anything but Floyd Rose since 1983!"
Born in San Diego, California, Craig Goldy played in Vengeance, Rough Cutt, and Giuffria before joining Dio-- Gold played on several Rough Cutt demos that were produced by Ronnie James Dio. He was also featured on Giuffria's 1984 self-titled debut album, and can be heard on their hit "Call to the Heart," which reached #15 on the Billboard Charts in early 1985. Dream Evil is the first Dio album Goldy played on, recorded in 1987, but he left the group shortly thereafter, returning in 2000 to help record Magica. Craig had left to do solo work, re-emerging in 1991 touting his CRAIG GOLDY'S RITUAL project, a group that involved Mike Stone on lead vocals, bassist Tom Rucci, keyboard player Doug Allen and drummer Carl Marelli-- he released two solo albums in 1993 and 1995 titled Insufficient Therapy and Better Late Than Never. He left Dio again shortly after the release of the Magica album due to family commitments, at which point Doug Aldrich stepped in. Aldrich then joined Whitesnake, facilitating Goldy's final return to the band. Recently he was featured in a Michael Angelo Batio video for the extremely guitar-heavy song, "8 Pillars of Steel," also featuring George Lynch, Jeff Loomis, Dave Reffett, Andrea Martongelli and Rusty Cooley, along with bassist Elliottt Dean Rubinson and drummer Joe Babiak. He is currently touring with Dio Disciples, recording with Vinny Appice on Frontiers Records, and will soon be doing a tour with Appice and Joe Lynn Turner.