Wendy Dio Offers Updates On Upcoming Ronnie James Dio Documentary And Autobiography

During an interview with WSOU, Ronnie James Dio’s widow and manager Wendy Dio offered updates on the frontman’s new documentary and autobiography. You can read what she had to say below. However, it’s worth noting that both projects are “on hold” at the moment.

Wendy said the following about the documentary:

“We started working with BMG on that, with these directors that have done quite a lot of things. And I’m quite happy with them. Of course, everything’s on pause now right now [because of the coronavirus pandemic]. But it will go from Ronnie’s childhood all the way through [to the end of his life]. I think they interviewed Jack Black, and I think they interviewed all of Ronnie’s bandmembers and Doug Aldrich and, I think, Jeff Pilson. They were getting ready to go to Arizona to interview Rob Halford and Lita Ford. And then they were going into England to interview Tony Iommi. They already did Geezer [Butler]. So there will be very interesting stories from different people. I found loads of Super 8 old movies and things, so it will be very, very interesting… I think it’ll be a great thing, and it’ll show people a lot of things that people have never seen before.”

She continued when asked how BMG is planning to release the documentary:

“Well, we were hoping to take it to [the] Sundance [festival] as a movie. So we are waiting, because, obviously, everything’s on hold right now. So we were hoping it would come out early ’21. I think it will come out in ’21, but I’m not sure exactly when now because of the hold-up. It depends on when they can go back to work. They’re sorting through photographs at the moment. I’m still sending them lots of different things for them to sort through. But I think it’ll be really a good documentary.”

Wendy also added the following about the autobiography:

“That is also on hold. I’m working with Mick Wall, who’s quite famous for working with everybody in the industry. If you Google him, you’ll see he’s done almost everybody, books on everyone. I’m working with him. This will be completely different from the documentary. It will be written in Ronnie’s own words, because Ronnie had written up to the end of RAINBOW, and then we found some other stuff after that, little bits and pieces. So we’re putting it all together. Mick and I have been very busy looking for interviews during all the different periods of time. And so we’ll continue on — we’ll finish it and continue on in Ronnie’s own words. Ronnie writes up to that point, and then after that, it’ll be interviews, so it’ll still be his own words of what he’s saying at that particular time in his life… The way he writes is very magical, and it’s very interesting. The stories he tells are very interesting in the book.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Trailer For “Armored Saint: The Movie” Documentary

The first trailer for the new Armored Saint documentary “Armored Saint: The Movie” has officially been released. You can check that out below. The film, which tells the story of a “band of brothers that created their own unique sound and image in the 1980’s Los Angeles Rock and Metal Scene,” will feature interviews with James Hetfield (Metallica), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records), Cliff Bernstein (Q Prime Management), and more.

Devin Townsend Shares Trailer For “Order Of Magnitude” Documentary

Devin Townsend has shared a new trailer for the documentary that will be included with the Blu-ray edition of his new live release “Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1.“ That effort will be available on October 23 and it will feature Townsend’s December 12, 2019 show at the Roundhouse in London, England.

Metallica, Megadeth, Exodus, Etc. Members To Be Featured In “Bay Area Godfathers” Documentary

A new metal documentary, titled “Bay Area Godfathers,” will be released on October 6 as part of the “Inside Metal” series. The film, which was directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by Warren Croyle, will feature members of Metallica, Megadeth, Exodus, Testament, and more. Here’s a description of it:

“This 2-volume film focuses on the San Francisco Bay Area Metal scene of the early/mid ’80s featuring over 50 exclusive interviews of legendary artists and key industry figures from the Bay Area ’80s Metal Scene.”

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Meets Brian Johnson (AC/DC) For New Documentary

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Brian Johnson (AC/DC) will be discussing their careers together in a new documentary titled “Brian Johnson Meets Dave Grohl.” U.K’s Sky Arts will be airing the film on September 17. Here’s a synopsis:

“It’s a meeting of rock legends as AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson meets Foo Fighters lead singer and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl at the Foos’ LA studio to share stories about life on the road.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Misery Signals Release “Yesterday Was Everything” On DVD

Misery Signals’ 2016 documentary “Yesterday Was Everything” has officially been released on DVD. The effort, which was directed by Matthew Mixon, was filmed during the band’s “Of Malice And The Magnum Heart“ 10th anniversary tour in 2014. The group commented:

“Many of you who enjoyed our documentary, ‘Yesterday Was Everything‘, had asked for a physical copy to be made available. If you weren’t aware, or haven’t yet seen the film, we’re pleased to say it’s available to order on DVD through @merchnow. Get a behind the scenes look at not only how our band came to be, but also at the reunion tour that resulted in us writing ‘Ultraviolet‘.”