Tag: Stomach Cancer

ANTHEM Postpones Tour; Bassist Diagnosed with Cancer

Anthem  have postponed their previously announced tour after their bassist, Naoto Shibata, was diagnosed with stomach cancer. The band’s next live appearance is now scheduled to take place at the first-ever Ozzfest Japan, which will debut Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 at the Makuhari Messe Arena, just outside of Tokyo. Says Anthem in a statement: “Please keep …

Remembering RONNIE JAMES DIO on One-Year Anniversary of His Death

Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio, best known for his work with Black Sabbath, Rainbow and his own band Dio, died of stomach cancer one year ago on Monday (May 16) at the age of 67. A three-minute Artisan News Service report in which Dio’s Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell bandmate Geezer Butler, …

DIO DISCIPLES: New Band Formed to Pay Tribute to Ronnie James Dio

Despite his passing last year, Ronnie James Dio‘s popularity seems to be at an all-time high. And to pay tribute to one of heavy metal’s all-time great vocalists, a new group has been assembled, named Dio Disciples. The band will be touring Europe this summer, and will be comprised of such former Dio band members …

LEMMY, RUDY SARZO Join GIRLSCHOOL On ‘Emergency Haiti 2010’ Charity Single

MOTÖRHEAD‘s Lemmy Kilmister, bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT), veteran British female hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL and 25 young musicians from Cornwall’s live youth music project Livewire are featured on the “Emergency Haiti 2010” charity single put together to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. The cover …

New Statue of Ronnie James Dio To Be Erected in Kavarna

Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio will have a monument dedicated to him in the Bulgarian Black-sea coastal town of Kavarna. The statue will be placed in the city’s central park, as part of the soon-to-be built “Walk of Rock,” a project approved by the City Council four years ago. According to Radio Bulgaria, …

Ronnie James Dio’s Home Listed For Sale At Over $3 Million

Heavy metal musician Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer in May, and his Encino home has just been put on the market this week for $3.333 million. Heavy metal musician Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer in May, and his Encino home has just been put on the market this week for $3.333 …

Ronnie James Dio: ‘Best Of’ Guitar Tab Book Available – Sept. 19, 2010

Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation has just released “Best Of Ronnie James Dio”, featuring note-for-note transcriptions of 12 tunes from the electrifying frontman of RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH and DIO: * Don’t Talk to Strangers * Heaven and Hell * Holy Diver * King of Rock & Roll * The Last in Line * Man on the …

Ronnie James Dio Memorial Service

More than 1,200 fans attended a public memorial service on Sunday, May 30 for legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who died of stomach cancer last month. According to the New York Daily News, hundreds more gathered in the scorching heat outside the auditorium to watch monitors of the proceedings, which featured performances from some …

Dio’s Final Studio Recording!

One of the last known studio recordings by late vocalist Ronnie James Dio has been unearthed. Elektra was slated to appear on a follow-up to Dio’s Magica album, released in 2000. The track was reportedly recorded before Dio’s stomach cancer had been diagnosed. Magica was originally intended to be the first part of a trilogy …

Visual Tribute to DIO!

Members of JUDAS PRIEST, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, QUEENSRŸCHE, Y&T, TWISTED SISTER and WHITESNAKE are among the musicians who paid tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) during yesterday’s (Monday, May 17) special edition of “Eddie Trunk Live” on Sirius (channel 19) / XM Radio (channel …

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