Some fresh news about Ronnie James Dio Stand Out and Shout Cancer Fund.
- Rob Halford has raised more than $2,000 for the Fund for his birthday. Here’s the FB post
2. The third annual Bowl For Ronnie event took place this weekend. Here’s the FB post
3. Wendy Dio revealed that at least three unfinished songs by Dio may emerge. Here’s the article from Metal Wani
During a brand new interview with the “Talking Metal” podcast, Wendy was asked if there is any unreleased Dio material in the vaults. She said: “I think there’s at least three, maybe five songs — not completed, but songs that have the lyrics and Ronnie singing them. We have the [DIO] band [playing on them], of course. Some are half done, some are just ideas and things. I have to really look. I haven’t really had the time or wanted to go into that part of his life again, but I do have all the computers, and it’s time — it’s been seven and a half years now [since his death], so I can actually go in there and look without breaking down.”
Wendy also talked about the status of “Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography Of Ronnie James Dio”, the revealing memoir of the heavy metal master, which was three-quarters written before the singer’s death and which was originally scheduled to be published several years ago via MTV Books.
“I am gonna finish the book,” she said. “We’ve got the book, which hopefully can come out next year. I keep saying that, but I haven’t had the time to sit down and go over it. He’d written his book up to the middle of RAINBOW, which is good, because I know the rest of it, ’cause I was there.”
Wendy was later asked if the Dio hologram performances could potentially include these new songs in the future and she didn’t dismiss the idea, stating, “It’s a possibility. It’s a possibility. Everything’s a possibility.”