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Tag Archives: Wendy Dio

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: Wendy Dio talks Bowl for Ronnie, loyalty of metal fans

Posted by on October 24, 2018

Tomorrow (25th) is the fourth annual Bowl for Ronnie celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer fund. We spoke to Wendy Dio on the event, looking back on managing her late husband, loyalty of metal fans, and more. What are you looking forward to the most about this year’s […]

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Estate of Ronnie James Dio announces property auction at NYC’s Hard Rock Cafe in September

Posted by on July 24, 2018

The property from the Estate of Ronnie James Dio will be auctioned via Julen’s Auctions on September 14th and 15th live at New York City’s Hard Rock Cafe. The event will also be available live on www.juliensauctions.com. According to the latest press release, items that will be auctioned includes the following: “Several pieces of original […]

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Wendy Dio calls Gene Simmons ‘devil horns’ trademark attempt “disgusting”

Posted by on June 15, 2017

Is Gene Simmons a master troll, or is he really trying to trademark the ‘devil horns?’ Actually, that’s a trick question, since what the KISS bassist is really trying to patent is sign language for “I love you.” Regardless, the attention hog is getting about as much press as he did when he claimed that […]

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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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Drummer Vinny Appice On The Birth Of Kill Devil Hill, Black Sabbath’s Current Predicament, And Working With Dave Grohl

Posted by on May 9, 2012

Hearing the names Black Sabbath and Pantera attached to a  project is without a doubt a great way to get any metal fan’s attention. So the fact drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell) and bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down), along with singer Dewey Bragg (Pissing Razors) and guitarist Mark Zavon (Ratt, W.A.S.P., […]

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Metallica To Cover Dio, Deep Purple Songs For Compilations

Posted by on April 20, 2012

Just from looking at Garage Days Re-Revisited and Garage Inc., you can tell Metallica enjoy covering their influences. Soon they’ll be covering two more: Dio and Deep Purple. In an interview with Metal Hammer, Metallica’s James Hetfield revealed that they’ll be on the Ronnie James Dio tribute album that’s due out sometime before the end of the […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 4/20: Are Holograms The Wave Of The Future?

Posted by on April 20, 2012

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. By now, you’ve probably seen or heard about Tupac’s resurrection appearance during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s Coachella performance last weekend in hologram form. […]

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Dave Grohl And Rob Halford Pick Songs For Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album

Posted by on January 10, 2012

Back in February of last year, Ronnie James Dio’s widow Wendy revealed that she was putting together an all-star tribute album to the late metal legend. At the time, she confirmed that artists like Rob Halford, Dave Grohl, Lemmy Kilmister, Alice Cooper, Sebastian Bach and Glen Hughes were either in talks or were on board […]

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Wendy Dio To Re-release Hear N’ Aid Charity Single “Stars”

Posted by on November 1, 2011

In the 80’s, the mainstream had charity songs like “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and “We Are The World,” where the biggest names in pop sang together to raise awareness and money for famine relief in Africa. The metal community, though, had Hear N’ Aid’s “Stars.” Launched by Ronnie James Dio and then Dio members […]

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