Wendy Dio Says There Are “A Lot Of Unfinished” Ronnie James Dio Tracks That May Eventually Be Released

During a recent interview with Heavy, Ronnie James Dio’s widow Wendy Dio was asked if she ever comes across any unreleased Dio material. She responded with the following:

“Oh, yeah. I find it all the time. Every time I go over to the storage — it’s in a climate-controlled storage. It’s all labeled and stuff, but I find stuff all the time. ‘Oh, look at this. This is really good. Oh, yes. This is wonderful.’ And there’s a lot of unfinished songs that in the future we can figure out how we can put them out. But it has to be perfect, it has to be the way Ronnie would want it. I don’t wanna flood the market with just a bunch of old crap. I’m very particular about what we find, and then having someone with professional ears, like [Dio’s longtime recording engineer] Wyn Davis, listen to it to make sure it’s fine before we put anything out.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ronnie James Dio Documentary To Be Released Through BMG

According to Variety, BMG will be serving as the financier and executive producer of the upcoming Ronnie James Dio documentary. As previously reported, filming for that release began last year.

Variety also offered more info on the documentary:

“Set against the backdrop of Dio’s unfinished autobiography, the as-yet-untitled film will include rare archival footage and photos from his personal archives. According to the announcement, the film will offer intimate scenes with Dio’s closest peers, friends and family. It looks not only at his personal life and career, but also his extensive charity work, which included the Dio-helmed Hear ‘n Aid — the metal world’s answer to Band Aid and USA for Africa in 1985, which raised more than $1 million in a year — and the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in his honor, which has raised more than $2.5 million to fund cancer research.

The film is financed solely by BMG and will be helmed by Don Argott and Demian Fenton (“Framing John DeLorean,” “Believer,” “Last Days Here”), produced by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce for 9.14 Pictures, executive produced by Wendy Dio for Niji Productions and Kathy Rivkin Daum for BMG.”

Wendy Dio added:

“I am very excited to be working with BMG on Ronnie’s long-awaited documentary. Ronnie loved his fans and I hope they will enjoy this trip through Ronnie’s life.”

Kathy Rivkin Daum, Executive Producer of BMG, continued:

“We are incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with artists to tell their stories on the big screen. Dio, a larger than life rock hero, whose music means so much to millions of fans worldwide, deserves nothing less. The story behind his passion, ambition, and the highs and lows of success, in the rock and metal worlds, is something audiences have never seen before and won’t soon forget. We are honored to partner with Wendy on this incredible journey celebrating Ronnie’s life and work.”

Listen To More Bonus Tracks From Upcoming Dio Deluxe Reissues

As previously reported, new deluxe editions of Dio‘s “Angry Machines,“ “Magica,“ “Killing The Dragon,“ and “Master Of The Moon“ will be released in the near future. The records, which will now be available on March 20, have been remastered and will come with various bonus tracks. Among the extras are “Rainbow In The Dark” (live on the ‘Master Of The Moon‘ tour), “Stand Up And Shout” (live on the ‘Killing The Dragon‘ tour), “Hunter Of The Heart” (live on the ‘Angry Machines‘ tour), and “Fever Dreams” (live on the ‘Magica‘ tour), which can all be streamed below:

Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund Move 10th Anniversary Memorial Gala Awards Fundraiser To The Avalon In Los Angeles

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Ronnie James Dio’s death, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund will be hosting a special Awards Gala on February 20 in Los Angeles, California. The event was originally set to take place at the Wiltern, but it has since been moved to the Avalon.

The following details were provided via universe.com:

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala on February 20, 2020. The Awards Gala will take place at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles and will recognize honorees who have played a role in either Dio’s legacy or that of the charity.

The amazing vocals and visuals of Ronnie James Dio with his live band DIO, who performed with him for his last 17 years, will provide the entertainment for the Gala, featuring vocalists Tim “Ripper” Owens and Oni Logan and band members Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Scott Warren and Bjorn Englen. Additional performances include local rockers Sadie & the Tribe plus surprise special guests. The evening will also include live & silent auctions and a raffle.

Sponsor and VIP ticket holders will also enjoy a gourmet dinner with wine pairings and a luxury gift bag.

Featuring celebrity presenters, eight awards named after songs written by Ronnie James Dio will be presented to the following distinguished honorees:

* Holy Diver Award: honoring Rhino Entertainment/Warner Music Group executives: Kevin Gore, President, Global Catalog, Recorded Music & Arts Music, Warner Music Group; Mark Pinkus, President, Rhino Entertainment & U.S. Catalog, WMG; Jason Day, Vice President, A&R, Warner Music Group; Jason Elzy, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, Rhino Entertainment; and Brian Dodd, Manager, Global Artist Brand Management, Rhino Entertainment

* Killing the Dragon Award: Laura Heatherly, Chief Executive Officer, T.J. Martell Foundation, which is dedicated to funding innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer

* King of Rock ‘n Roll Award: Barry Drinkwater, Executive Chairman, Global Merchandise Services Ltd.

* Magica Award: Wyn Davis, Ronnie James Dio’s Long-Time Recording Engineer and Owner of Total Access Recording Studios

* Master of the Moon Award: honoring BMG executives Thomas Scherer, Executive Vice-President, Repertoire & Marketing L.A., Global Writer Services & China; Michael Kachko, Senior Vice-President, Catalog Recordings; Jeff Christian, Director of Catalogs; and Kathy Rivkin Daum, Senior Director, Films

* Rainbow in the Dark Award: Mikeal Maglieri, Owner of the World-Renowned Rainbow Bar and Grill and Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip

* Sacred Heart Award: Dr. David Wong, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, UCLA School of Dentistry and Director for UCLA Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research (COOR)

* Stand Up and Shout Award: Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion, creators of the Dio Returns! hologram

For information regarding advertising in the Full Color Souvenir Program, contact info@diocancerfund.org

For information on Event Sponsorships contact info@diocancerfund.org

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable fund formed in honor of the legendary Ronnie James Dio who lost his life to stomach cancer on May 16, 2010. The Fund is dedicated to supporting research and education that furthers early detection, prevention and treatment of prostate, colon and gastric cancers.

Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund Announce 10th Anniversary Memorial Gala Awards Fundraiser

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Ronnie James Dio’s death, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund will be hosting a special Awards Gala. The event will take place on February 20 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.

The following details were provided via universe.com:

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala on February 20, 2020. The Awards Gala will take place at The Wiltern in Los Angeles and will recognize honorees who have played a role in either Dio’s legacy or that of the charity.

The amazing vocals and visuals of Ronnie James Dio with his live band DIO, who performed with him for his last 17 years, will provide the entertainment for the Gala, featuring vocalists Tim “Ripper” Owens and Oni Logan and band members Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Scott Warren and Bjorn Englen. Additional performances include local rockers Sadie & the Tribe plus surprise special guests. The evening will also include live & silent auctions and a raffle.

Sponsor and VIP ticket holders will also enjoy a gourmet dinner with wine pairings and a luxury gift bag.

Featuring celebrity presenters, eight awards named after songs written by Ronnie James Dio will be presented to the following distinguished honorees:

* Holy Diver Award: honoring Rhino Entertainment/Warner Music Group executives: Kevin Gore, President, Global Catalog, Recorded Music & Arts Music, Warner Music Group; Mark Pinkus, President, Rhino Entertainment & U.S. Catalog, WMG; Jason Day, Vice President, A&R, Warner Music Group; Jason Elzy, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, Rhino Entertainment; and Brian Dodd, Manager, Global Artist Brand Management, Rhino Entertainment

* Killing the Dragon Award: Laura Heatherly, Chief Executive Officer, T.J. Martell Foundation, which is dedicated to funding innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer

* King of Rock ‘n Roll Award: Barry Drinkwater, Executive Chairman, Global Merchandise Services Ltd.

* Magica Award: Wyn Davis, Ronnie James Dio’s Long-Time Recording Engineer and Owner of Total Access Recording Studios

* Master of the Moon Award: honoring BMG executives Thomas Scherer, Executive Vice-President, Repertoire & Marketing L.A., Global Writer Services & China; Michael Kachko, Senior Vice-President, Catalog Recordings; Jeff Christian, Director of Catalogs; and Kathy Rivkin Daum, Senior Director, Films

* Rainbow in the Dark Award: Mikeal Maglieri, Owner of the World-Renowned Rainbow Bar and Grill and Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip

* Sacred Heart Award: Dr. David Wong, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, UCLA School of Dentistry and Director for UCLA Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research (COOR)

* Stand Up and Shout Award: Jeff Pezzuti, CEO of Eyellusion, creators of the Dio Returns! hologram

For information regarding advertising in the Full Color Souvenir Program, contact info@diocancerfund.org

For information on Event Sponsorships contact info@diocancerfund.org

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable fund formed in honor of the legendary Ronnie James Dio who lost his life to stomach cancer on May 16, 2010. The Fund is dedicated to supporting research and education that furthers early detection, prevention and treatment of prostate, colon and gastric cancers.

Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Wendy Dio Planning Special Gala To Commemorate 10th Anniversary Of Ronnie James Dio’s Death

Ronnie James Dio’s widow Wendy Dio is planning a special gala to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the singer’s death. She said the following about that during a recent interview for “The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show”:

“On 2/20/20, which is February 20th, 2020, we’ll be doing the 10th memorial anniversary gala, and we’ll be going through a lot of people that were in Ronnie’s life and giving them an award. We’ll also have the [Ronnie James Dio] hologram. We’ll have other bands playing. We’ll have a comedian. It’s gonna be a fun night at the Wiltern, off of Wilshire in Los Angeles. And we’ve got a lot of treats going on. In fact, tomorrow we get the first invitation out for the award show.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Remastered Deluxe Editions Of Dio’s 1996-2004 Albums To Be Released In February

New deluxe editions of Dio‘s studio albums from 1996-2004 are set to be released on February 21. Those records include: “Angry Machines,“ “Magica,“ “Killing The Dragon,“ and “Master Of The Moon.“

All four albums have been remastered by Wyn Davis and they come with updated artwork by Marc Sasso, as well as various bonus tracks. The reissues will be available in the following formats: vinyl, 2-CD set, and digital. It’s worth noting that the first vinyl pressings will include a lenticular album art print. On top of that, the “Magica” LP will also come with a bonus 7″ featuring “Electra,“ a track that was originally supposed to appear on Dio’s unfinished album “Magica 2.” Here’s the track listings:

“Angry Machines“:

Disc 1:

01. “Institutional Man”
02. “Don’t Tell The Kids”
03. “Black”
04. “Hunter Of The Heart”
05. “Stay Out Of My Mind”
06. “Big Sister”
07. “Double Monday”
08. “Golden Rules”
09. “Dying In America”
10. “This Is Your Life”

Disc 2 – Live on “Angry Machines” Tour 1997:

01. “Jesus Mary and The Holy Ghost – Straight Through The Heart”
02. “Don’t Talk To Strangers”
03. “Double Monday”
04. “Hunter Of The Heart”
05. “Holy Diver”
06. “Heaven and Hell”
07. “Long Live Rock and Roll”
08. “Man On The Silver Mountain”
09. “Rainbow In The Dark”
10. “The Last In Line”
11. “The Mob Rules”
12. “We Rock”

“Magica“:

Disc 1:

01. “Discovery”
02. “Magica Theme”
03. “Lord Of The Last Day”
04. “Fever Dreams”
05. “Turn To Stone”
06. “Feed My Head”
07. “Eriel”
08. “Chalis”
09. “As Long As It’s Not About Love”
10. “Losing My Insanity”
11. “Otherworld”
12. “Magica” (Reprise)
13. “Lord Of the Last Day” (Reprise)

Disc 2 – Live on “Magica” Tour 2001:

01. “Discovery”
02. “Magica”
03. “Lord Of The Last Day”
04. “Fever Dreams”
05. “Eriel”
06. “Chalis”
07. “Losing My Insanity”
08. “Otherworld”
09. “Electra” – Studio Track
10. “Magica Story” – Studio/Spoken Word

“Killing The Dragon“:

Disc 1:

01. “Killing The Dragon”
02. “Along Comes A Spider”
03. “Scream”
04. “Better In The Dark”
05. “Rock and Roll”
06. “Push”
07. “Guilty”
08. “Throw Away Children”
09. “Before The Fall”
10. “Cold Feet”

Disc 2 – Live on “Killing The Dragon” Tour 2002/2003:

01. “Holy Diver”
02. “Heaven and Hell”
03. “Rock and Roll”
04. “I Speed At Night”
05. “Killing The Dragon”
06. “Stand Up And Shout”

“Master Of The Moon“:

Disc 1:

01. “One More For The Road”
02. “Master Of The Moon”
03. “The End Of The World”
04. “Shivers”
05. “The Man Who Would Be King”
06. “The Eyes”
07. “Living The Lie”
08. “I Am”
09. “Death By Love”
10. “In Dreams”

Disc 2 – Bonus / Live on “Master Of The Moon” Tour 2004/2005:

01. “Heaven and Hell”
02. “Rainbow In The Dark”
03. “Rock and Roll Children”
04. “The Eyes”
05. “Prisoner Of Paradise” – Studio Track

Ronnie James Dio’s widow Wendy Dio commented:

“I am very excited to be working with BMG, a label that still has a passion for rock music. They will be making the complete Dio catalogue available again with some interesting surprises.”

You can find some of the bonus tracks from the re-releases below: