ronniejamesdiomemorialposter2015-640 In honoring the passing of iconic singer Ronnie James five years ago, former Dio guitarist Craig Goldy reminisces with Rock Scene Magazine. Watch the video below, he discusses Dio starting at the 2:42 mark.

In related news, as previously reported, celebrities and musicians are honoring Dio’s 5th year remembrance celebration in Los Angeles, California this weekend (May 15th-17th). Please find a list of events below.

May 15th: Bowl For Ronnie Celebrity Bowling Tournament

Pinz Bowling Center

12655 Ventura Boulevard

Studio City, CA 91604

Ticket Information:

Hosted by Eddie Trunk of VH1’s That Metal Show, this will be an evening of fun, food, entertainment and, of course, bowling with rock stars and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Ronnie James Dio SUAS Cancer Fund. A silent auction will include collectible bowling pins autographed by artists such as Tenacious D, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, YES, Anthrax and Metallica and in addition to many more major items. Music will be provided by’s DJ Will.

May 16th: Ronnie James Dio 5th Year Memorial Service and Celebration of Ronnie’s Music

Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

6300 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90068

More info:

A FREE public Memorial Service will take place at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Saturday, May 16th to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Ronnie’s passing. Several former band members and friends who worked with Ronnie over his illustrious career will be speaking and performing his music. As seating for this event is limited, if you are interested in attending, please send an email, along with your name, phone number and the number of seats to: [email protected]

Riders will check-in at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, where they can enjoy a continental breakfast with entertainment and prizes provided by The Sound 100.3. The first 200 registered riders will receive a limited edition Ride For Ronnie challenge coin. Participants will depart from Glendale, traveling the freeways of North San Fernando Valley down to the 405 to a BBQ at Los Encinos Historical Park in Encino. The BBQ will feature great food and beverages, live music by Ronnie’s former band mates and friends, raffle prizes, live auction and more (BBQ-only tickets are available to non-riders.)

MAY 17th: Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Ride and BBQ

Harley-Davidson of Glendale
3717 San Fernando Rd
Glendale, CA 91204

Pre-Registered Rider Check-In/ On-Site Registration

9:00AM – 10:45AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00AM – 10:30AM

Kickstands Up at 11:00AM

arriving at:

12:00pm to 5:00pm

Los Encinos State Historic Park

16756 Moorpark Street

Encino, CA 91436BBQ

with Live Music

Rider registration & BBQ Admission:

Rider $75

Rider & Passenger $120

BBQ General Admission $55

BBQ included for registered riders & passengers. BBQ-only tickets for non-riders are available for advance purchase.

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  • James K. on

    I wish I could go to this event. It’s hard to believe Ronnie has been gone 5 years. May he forever rest in peace.

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