The Ronnie James Dio 5th Year Memorial Events will be held in Los Angles May 15-17, 2015. A great salute to our friend Ronnie that will include a Friday May 15- Bowl for Ronnie in Studio City, Ca funds to benefit Ronnie's "Stand Up and Shout" Cancer Fund....Saturday May 16 (1-5 PM) an event to celebrate Ronnie's music for all his fans at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills, that will include live music and many longtime Dio fans sharing there memories. CNYers Ron Wray & David "Rock" Feinstein (Rock performed "Mistreated: and spoke sharing his memories of Ronnie) will both attend Saturday concert event. Saturday May 17 will be a Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Rally & BBQ with performances by Eddie Money, Gabbie Rae, Great White and Dio Disciples and others. See Ronnie James Dio website for more information on all three Dio Memorial events
During the three day events you could see the following Wendy Dio, Eddie Truck, Geezer Butler, Jack Black, David "Rock " Feinstein, Kyle Gass, Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Jimmy Bain, Lita Ford, Eddie Money, Rudy Sarzo , Christian Martucci, Vinnie Appice, Ann Boleyn, Rowan Robertson, Oni Logan, Bjorn Englen, John Payne, Roy Mayorgam, Sean McNabb, Rough Cut Band, Great White Band, Hellion, Lorraine Lewis, Dean Schachtel and many others. Along with great video interview from Rob Halford, Chris Jericho, Ripper Owens, Geezer Butler and others.
Many thanks go out to Wendy Dio, Dean Schachtel, Rock & Denise Feinstein, Mary Kusnier for making me feel so welcome..
On a very sad note- our very good friend Dean Schachtel (Board member of RJD "Stand Up and Shout " Cancer Fund and GM of Niji Entertainment and one of Ronnie's key right hand men ) passed away very suddenly on Monday June 18 following the Dio 5 yr Memorial weekend. We were all shocked as Dean had truely made my day May 16 at Ronnie's Memorial Service so enjoyable. I miss you my friend.....