RONNIE JAMES DIO’S BIRTHDAY WILL BE CELEBRATED ON JULY 10 WITH STAR-STUDDED GLOBAL VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER BENEFITING THE RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND
Event Will Commence at 2PM Pacific Time from Rolling Live Studios
Celebrate Ronnie James Dio’s birthday by joining this global livestream event to benefit the Dio Cancer Fund!This fundraiser will span the world, bringing celebrities and fans together to honor Ronnie’s undeniable impact, both on and off the stage.
Featuring never-before-seen musical performances and stories from the artists that worked with and worshipped Ronnie - as well as rare archival footage from his long-spanning career - this can’t-miss evening will pay tribute to the legendary frontman for Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and DIO by raising funds for a worthy cause.
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late heavy metal icon, will join forces with virtual event producers Rolling Live Studios to celebrate Ronnie’s birthday on Saturday, July 10. The global fundraising event will bring together celebrities and fans all over the world to honor Dio’s undeniable impact both on and off the stage. The front man for Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and DIO, Ronnie lost his battle with gastric cancer in 2010.
Hosted on rollinglivestudios.com beginning at 2:00PM Pacific time (PDT), this star-studded event will feature special guest performances, interviews and birthday messages from artists including Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell); Teddy ‘Zig Zag’ Andreadis (Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper); Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Beck, Bogert & Appice); Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath); Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, Shout); Joey Belladonna (Anthrax); Chuck Billy (Testament); Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses, Slash's Snakepit); Melody Cristea (Liliac); Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses); Lita Ford; Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion); Terry Ilous (Great White, XYZ); LA metal band Liliac; Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken); Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, Dio); Rudy Sarzo Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne); Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires); Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust); and Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Wildside).
Also participating will be members of the Dio band--Simon Wright, Oni Logan, Scott Warren, Bjorn Englen and Rowan Robertson, who will also appear with fellow castmate Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt) from the Las Vegas production “Raiding the Rock Vault.” Radio and television personalities Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield be on hand during the broadcast conducting interviews with artists as well as with Dio producer Wyn Davis and Ronnie’s widow and long-time manager Wendy Dio.