Fans to Celebrate Life of Ronnie James Dio at Public Memorial
The event is open to Dio's friends and fans from around the world and has organized as a celebration of the life and music of Dio, the legendary metal vocalist who died on May 16 from stomach cancer. During his career, Dio influenced generations of vocalists and musicians as the frontman for Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath (after Ozzy Osbourne left the band), Dio and Heaven & Hell (the reunited Black Sabbath with Dio).
For friends and fans flying in from out of town, the official Ronnie James Dio fan page has reserved special rates at The Ramada Inn Burbank Hotel of $71.09. Interested parties should call (818) 843-5955 and must mention the code 'RJD' when they book the rooms. Supplies are limited. Check the fan page for discounts at other local hotels.
Wendy Dio has asked that in lieu of sending flowers, please make a donation to the 'Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.' You can send your check or money order to the Niji Entertainment Group, 12400 Ventura Blvd. #624, Studio City, CA, 91604.
Noisecreep paid tribute to Dio with a detailed remembrance piece. Additionally, Noisecreep's ''Creep Show' podcast set for early next week will feature a tribute to Dio that includes Testament frontman Chuck Billy and Disturbed frontman David Draiman.