Hard Rock Nights
On a very special episode of Hard Rock Nights, airing May 21-27, tribute will be paid to the voice of heavy metal, Ronnie James Dio The two-hour episode will feature music spanning the late singer's career, from the oldies of the 1960s to his last studio release with Heaven and Hell Several special guests will appear on the program to share memories of Dio, including Ron Keel, Tommy Denander, Robert Sarzo of Hurricane, former bandmates Rowan Robertson and Tracy G, touring member Chuck Garric, and many others.
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Frontiers Records to release "Dio", JORN's offer to the musical legacy of the great singer
Napoli, May 2010 - The Norse God of Metal The leader of the renaissance of classic Hard Rock on its highest level One of the most prolific and sought-after singers of today, whose vocal talent has reserved him a place amongst the greatest giants in the history of Rock This is Jorn Lande and now he offers his talents to honour the musical legacy of Ronnie James Dio, with his new album aptly entitled "Dio", to be released on Frontiers Records on July 2nd in Europe and July 27th in the US.
Handpicking some lesser known tunes of the Dio era, along with some of the true classics, Jorn offers a fine collection of songs that present the music of the Man and the Artist, with a unique twist In Jorn Lande's own words: "Throughout the years I have had the privilege of both meeting and working with many of the musicians that have inspired me on my musical journey Ronnie James Dio has inspired me through decades, and this man's influence continues to add colour to my creative spirit Ever since the first time I heard his royal roar back in the 70's, I have been fascinated by this extremely talented man's creative force and dedication to music His career has been going on for so long and includes so many great songs, that it was a challenge to decide which songs and what era to focus on I ended up focusing on the DIO era".
The album also includes an original song for which a videoclip, shot by Thomas Tjader (Pretty Maids, In Flames) was produced Jorn says "I wrote 'Song for Ronnie James' as a tribute and a personal thanks to the man who has been my mentor for more than 35 years This great man has affected my life and career in such a way that without his presence, I would not have become the artist I am today"
Either as front man in German metal act Masterplan, which has achieved great success around the world, or as guest in spectacular projects such as Tobias Sammet's "Avantasia", or in the Allen / Lande's releases, Jorn Lande is today a trademark for quality Hard Rock music "Dio" is the new chapter in Jorn's history and a sincere and heartfelt "thank you" to a great and influential Artist.
"Dio" was mixed by Tommy Hansen, Jailhouse Studios, and the final tracklisting includes the following tracks: Song For Ronnie James; Invisible; Shame on the Night; Push; Stand Up And Shout; Don't Talk to Strangers; Lord Of The Last Day; Night People; Sacred Heart; Sunset Superman; Lonely Is The Word / Letters From Earth (2010 version); Kill The King; Straight Through The Heart (live) Song for Ronnie James (videoclip)
Jorn Lande: Lead Vocals
Willy Bendiksen: drums
Tore Moren: guitars
Jgor Gianola: guitars
Tor Erik Myhre: guitars
Nic Angileri: Bass
Weblinks: www.jornlande.com / www.myspace.com/realjorn / www.frontiers.it / www.myspace.com/frontiersrecords
Steve Morse dedicated his Guitar Parade on May 18th in Seoul to Ronnie’s memory
Steve Morse played a short tribute to Ronnie James Dio when performing with Deep Purple in Seoul, South Korea on May 18th.
Before Deep Purple's "Smoke on the water" he played excerpts from "Rainbow In The Dark" and "Man On The Silver Mountain".
Former Rainbow Members Pay Tribute To Ronnie James Dio On 'Shockwaves Skull Sessions'
The 36th installment of the "Shockwaves Skull Sessions" podcast features original Rainbow/ELF bassist Craig Gruber and returning guest and former Rainbow bassist Bob Daisley joining host Bob Nalbandian for a very special tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio.
Both Bob and Craig share some great stories and memories about Ronnie as they discuss the golden days of ELF and Rainbow throughout the decade of the '70s and also Craig's involvement with Black Sabbath in 1979 during the writing of the "Heaven And Hell" record.
Rumours about Dio Memorial Gigs To Be Staged In London and L.A.
Classic Rock understands that two major concerts are being planned to celebrate the life of the late Ronnie James Dio Details are sketchy at present, but what is for sure is that the gigs are going to be dubbed Ronnie James Dio ‘Stand Up And Shout’ Memorial Concerts They will take place in London and Los Angeles in autumn 2010.
Speculation is mounting that the shows will feature the surviving members of Heaven And Hell – Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice – with Judas Priest's Rob Halford filling in for Dio on vocals But we must stress this has not been confirmed However, as Halford has deputised for both Dio and Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath before, a precedent has already been set Heaven And Hell And Halford – or H&H&H for short – has a certain ring about it, don’t you think?
Full details of Dio's Memorial Concerts are to be announced shortly, so we suggest you stay tuned to www.ronniejamesdio.com for further info.
[source: Classic Rock Magazine]