Ronnie James Dio Hologram To Make U.S. Debut At Pollstar Awards

Dio Disciples were previously joined onstage by a hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio during their 2016 set at Wacken Open Air, and now the hologram will make its way to the U.S. for Pollstar Live!’s Pollstar Awards. That will take place February 2 at the The Novo in Los Angeles, California. Prior to the event, Wendy Dio and Eyellusion’s Jeff Pezzuti will discuss the hologram during a “Hologram Experience” Pollstar Live! panel. They will also be joined by special guests APA’s Troy Blakely, TKO’s Andrew Goodfriend, etc. As previously reported, Dio Disciples are planning a full tour with the hologram.

Official Footage Of Dio Disciples Performing With Hologram Of Ronnie James Dio At 2016 Wacken Open Air Festival Available

As previously reported, Dio Disciples were joined onstage by a hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio during their set at Wacken Open Air, and now some official footage of the show is available online. The performance was made possible by combining technology developed by Eyellusion with live audio recorded before Dio’s passing. A full 2017 tour is being planned.

Footage Of Dio Disciples Performing With Hologram Of Ronnie James Dio At 2016 Wacken Open Air Festival Surfaces Online

As previously reported, Dio Disciples were joined onstage by a hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio during their set at Wacken Open Air, and now some fan-filmed footage of the show has surfaced online. The performance was made possible by combining technology developed by Eyellusion with live audio recorded before Dio’s passing. A full 2017 tour is being planned.

Dio Disciples Perform With Hologram Of Ronnie James Dio At 2016 Wacken Open Air Festival

During their set at Wacken Open Air, Dio Disciples were joined onstage by a hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio. The performance was made possible by combining technology developed by Eyellusion with live audio recorded before Dio’s passing. A full 2017 tour is being planned.

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Dio’s widow Wendy said the following:

“When I first experienced the full production of Ronnie performing with his band as a hologram, I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears. With Eyellusion, we have been able to get Ronnie back up on stage where he belongs, ensuring that his music and memory live on. I want Ronnie‘s fans around the world to share this experience.”

Guitarist Craig Goldy commented as well:

“We know how much the fans miss Ronnie and the special and unequaled element that he brought to his live performances. Being able to recreate that same kind of magic for his fans at Wacken was incredible. For so many years Ronnie always invested big in his live shows as his way to give back to the fans, and that is exactly what we aimed to do with this latest performance. We can’t wait to bring this experience to even more of his fans and perhaps even a newer generation when we bring this incredible live experience on the road next year.”

More info is available via Rolling Stone.

“A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993” Box Set To Be Released

Remastered versions of Dio’s first six studio albums, “Holy Diver,” “The Last In Line,” “Sacred Heart,” “Dream Evil,” “Lock Up The Wolves,” and “Strange Highways,” are set to be released as a new box set titled “A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993.” The set will be available on CD on July 22, and will be available on vinyl on October 4. The vinyl set will also include a 7″ single with “Evil Eyes” on Side A and “Time To Burn” on Side B.

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Jimmy Bain’s (Ex-Dio/Rainbow) Cause Of Death Revealed

Last In Line, and former Dio/Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain recently passed away while he was on Def Leppard‘s Hysteria On The High Seas Cruise. Now, Vinny Appice has revealed that his death was a result of lung cancer. R.I.P.

Appice posted the following on Last In Line’s Facebook:

“Jimmy Bain – friend, brother and band mate passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016.

The Medical Examiner report states the official cause of death was lung cancer.

Jimmy didn’t know he had lung cancer, but he did know he had pneumonia and was receiving treatment for it.
This didn’t stop him or slow him down, we had four rehearsals 4 hours a day, then a flight to Miami for The Def Leppard Rock Cruise. A pre-sail gig and sound check was scheduled for the following day. At the gig Jimmy played great and even sang that night while holding a heavy bass guitar on his back, never complaining or asking for help.

Next day we preceded [sic] to board the cruise ship for a 5 day voyage of which we were scheduled to play Sunday the 4th day.
That gig never happened as Jimmy passed away in his cabin the night before, we were devastated.

Jimmy was a trooper, he gave his all to the band he loved, the music he loved and the fans. He didn’t want to let anyone down.
I don’t know anyone that would have attempted this schedule while being this sick and not feeling well, a trooper.

He was so happy and proud of the new album we recorded, it so unfortunate and sad he didn’t live to see it released.
We were all looking forward to being on the road and playing together again, there was such a magic between us.
Our prayers go out to his family and so many friends and fans who will miss the amazing person that was Jimmy Bain.

Vinny”