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Tag Archives: Simon Wright

Photos: Fourth Annual Bowl For Ronnie

Posted by on October 29, 2018

This past Thursday (25th), the fourth annual Bowl For Ronnie celebrity bowling party took place at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, CA. All proceeds went to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Wendy Dio presented a $61,000 check to The Regents of the University of California/ Dr. David Wong […]

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Interview: Simon Wright (former AC/DC, Dio) on Let There Be Rock Orchestrated, new Dream Child album, Dio Hologram

Posted by on October 29, 2018

Simon Wright (drummer) currently of Dio Disciples and the new supergroup Dream Child featuring guitarist Craig Goldy (Dio), bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio), keyboardist Wayne Findlay (Michael Schenker Group) and Diego Valdez and also known for his work with AC/DC, Dio, Rhino Bucket, UFO etc. has recently participated in the Bowl […]

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New Dio tribute album “This Is Your Life” features Metallica, Rob Halford, Anthrax, and more

Posted by on February 6, 2014

We’ve seen a few different tributes to Ronnie James Dio ever since he died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010, but this is a doozy. A new all-star tribute album titled This Is Your Life is coming via Rhino set to release on April 1, 2014 (and if you think it’s April Fools, the mob rules). […]

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Vinny Appice Pulls An About-Face, To Drum With Dio’s Disciples

Posted by on June 13, 2013

As recently as two years ago, former Dio and Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice referred to Dio tribute band Dio Disciples as “disgusting” in an interview. “I mean, why are they even doing it?,” he said. “Plus, (Ronnie) has not even been passed away for a year. And, you know… It’s kind of… I don’t […]

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Now Vinny Appice Is Playing With TWO Dio Tribute Groups

Posted by on May 14, 2013

Since Ronnie James Dio’s death, numerous all-star Dio tribute groups have come to fruition. The two most notable, though, are Dio Disciples (featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens and Dio’s last lineup) and the more recently formed Last In Line (lead by guitarist Vivian Campbell and his former Dio bandmates). Now those two tributes have something in […]

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Now There’s A New Song From The Other Queensryche

Posted by on April 4, 2013

Like a kid in the middle of a bitter divorce, it’s up to a court to decide who gets to keep the Queensryche name: vocalist Geoff Tate’s incarnation or the version with Scott Rockenfield, Eddie Jackson and Michael Wilton. And while the version with Todd La Torre was first to get a song out with “Redemption,” […]

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Hmm…What Is Geoff Tate Trying To Say With The Cover Of His Queensryche Album?

Posted by on March 5, 2013

Shortly after one Queensryche announced they had signed to Century Media Records, Geoff Tate’s version of the prog metal group revealed more details about their forthcoming album. We knew it would feature plenty of special guests (and is supposedly “stupidly heavy”) and will be released via Cleopatra Records. Now we know that the album will […]

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One Queensryche Offers Sample Of New Song, While Tate’s Version Taps Members Of Forbidden For Album

Posted by on February 25, 2013

And now for your weekly Queensryche update. First comes a taste of new music from the rendition of Queensryche featuring remaining original members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, and Scott Rockenfield. We were already impressed by what we heard in the teaser trailer released late last year. But last Friday (February 22), Rockenfield appeared on Eddie […]

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Geoff Tate’s Version Of Queensryche Signs Record Deal, Announces MORE Lineup Changes

Posted by on January 25, 2013

With one version of Queensryche getting ready to release a new album, it only makes sense that Geoff Tate’s version preps as well. And to prove that Tate’s Queensryche will indeed record a new album, it was announced that they’ve signed a new worldwide deal with Cleopatra Records. Due out later this year, the album from Tate’s […]

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Rudy Sarzo: “In Order To Keep Ozzy Alive We Kept Him Occupied”

Posted by on July 19, 2012

Until this week, the only record that Ozzy Osbourne fans had of the vulnerable time in between the death of guitarist Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee’s time in the band that started with 1983’s Bark at the Moon was the now-out-of-print Speak of the Devil. The 1982 double-live album, which featured Night Ranger guitarist Brad Gillis, […]

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