Ronnie James Dio Fund’s Latest Events + His Autobiography + New Songs May Emerge

Some fresh news about Ronnie James Dio Stand Out and Shout Cancer Fund.

  1. 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.”

As for the Dio hologram, the spectacle will hit the road with the Dio Disciples band on a European tour which kicks off on Nov. 30 in Helsinki, Finland. For more info and dates, click here.

source:  Loudwire


Third Annual ‘Bowl For Ronnie’ Bowling Party Announced

The third annual Bowl For Ronnie bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Friday, October 6, at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event, hosted by Eddie Trunk, will include a celebrity bowling tournament and a raffle drawing. Last year’s Bowl For Ronnie brought in $36,500 for the cancer charity, which is now in its eighth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.

Bowl For Ronnie participants can anticipate an evening of fun, food and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Dio Cancer Fund. Among the raffle prizes will be a specially designed bowling ball and pin featuring the Bowl For Ronnie artwork (see below).

The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. Previous Bowl For Ronnie events brought together entertainers and artists such as Grammy Award-winning duo TENACIOUS D featuring Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Tom Morello (PROPHETS OF RAGE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), John 5, members of MASTODON, Steven Adler of GUNS N’ ROSES, Lita Ford, members of the Grammy-nominated group STONE SOUR and many more. Last year, John 5 and Tom Morello, as members of Eddie Trunk‘s bowling team, took top honors for the highest celebrity bowling team score.

Radio personality Eddie Trunk will once again host the event and captain his own bowling team at the event. Additionally, L.A.’s rock station KLOS will sponsor a bowling team made up of on-air personalities and celebrity musicians.

100% of the net proceeds from the Bowl For Ronnie will go to the Dio Cancer Fund. Individual tickets and lane sponsorships are now on sale, and participants are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers for the ultimate bowling team.

The Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California.

Tickets are now on sale at this location.

* Individual Spectator: $50 per person (includes pizza and general admission)
* Individual Bowler: $75 (includes pizza, shoe rental and bowling from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
* Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship: $1995 private lane for 6 bowlers (includes team or corporate logo displayed on lane, 6 VIP party passes and access to Artist/VIP lounge, 2 drink tickets per team member, 6 “Bowl For Ronnie” t-shirts, pizza and shoe rental)

Source: Blabbermouth