Rob Halford and Sammy Hagar join virtual tribute to Ronnie James Dio
Rob Halford, Sammy Hagar, Sebastian Bach, Tenacious D and Duff McKagan of Guns N ‘Roses will participate in a virtual event honoring the memory of metal icon Ronnie James Dio.
Stand Up and Shout for Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday, slated for July 10 at 5 p.m. ET, will benefit singer Cancer Fund, created in his honor before his death from gastric cancer in 2010.
Other new guests Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motorhead), Scott Travis (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy), John Bush (Armored Saint), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne), Lena Hall (Hedwig and the angry thumb), Richie Kotzen (Poison, Smith / Kotzen), Derek St. Holmes (Michael Schenker Group), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders) and the Warning will also participate in performances, birthday messages and / or conversations.
The previously announced roster of the event includes Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell), Lita Ford, Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Vinny Appice (DIO, Black Sabbath), Gilby Clarke (Guns N ‘Roses), Aynsley Dunbar (Journey, Frank Zappa), Frank Ferrer (Guns N ‘Roses), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires) and Dio producer Wyn Davis.
Stand Up and Shout, hosted by Rolling Live Studios, will also feature exclusive archive footage from Dio’s life, as well as artist interviews conducted by Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield. Tickets – including general admission, merchandise packages, and virtual VIP experiences – are on sale right now.
Dio’s next memories, Rainbow in the dark – featuring, in part, material he wrote before his death – will be released on July 27. Meanwhile, the Dio event will follow Rolling Live Studios’ streaming tribute to David Bowie, Just for One Day, which featured former Bowie bands, including keyboardist Mike Garson.
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