MUSICIANS HONOR THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY PASSING OF RONNIE JAMES DIO, VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE PERFORMANCES POSTED ONLINE
At the May 16th’s free public memorial service for legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the singer’s passing, several of Dio’s former bandmates and friends spoke and performed his music. The event was also emceed by our very own Eddie Trunk.
According to blabbermouth.net, the following songs were performed at the event:
* Lisa (acoustic) – Lita Ford, Patrick Kennison (The Union Undergroung), Marty O’Brien
* Heaven & Hell (acoustic) – Great Whit
* Last In Line (acoustic) – Great White featuring Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale)
* Take Her – Rough Cutt (Paul Shortino, Amir Derakh, Chris Hager, Matt Thorne, Dave Alford)
* Mistreated – John Payne (Asia), Rock Feinstein (Elf, The Rods), Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Great White), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
* Rainbow In The Dark – Gabbie Rae, Rowan Robertson (Dio), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell) and Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
* Sign Of The Southern Cross – Ann Boleyn, Craig Goldy (Dio), Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Great White), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC) and Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
* Stargazer – Dio Disciples: Oni Logan (Lynch Mob), Joe Retta (Sweet, Heaven & Earth), Craig Goldy (Dio), Bjorn Englen (Yngwiw Malmsteen, Hellion), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC) and Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
* Stand Up And Shout – Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders), Chris Broderick (Megadeth, Act Of Defiance), Jimmy Bain (Dio, Rainbow) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell)
Fan-filmed video footage of the performances can be seen below.
Ronnie James Dio, real name Ronald James Padavona, was born in New Hampshire on July 10th, 1942 and passed away of stomach cancer on May 16th, 2010) at the age of 67.