Ronnie James Dio “Holy Diver” Comic Book Tentatively Due In 2021

Ronnie James Dio is getting a comic book! Z2, the premier destination for top quality music-based comics and graphic novels, has teamed up with the Ronnie James Dio estate to create a comic book based on the cover art of DIO’s classic debut album, Holy Diver. Tentatively due in the summer of 2021, “Ronnie James Dio’s Holy Diver” will be created by legends like writer by Steve Niles, with art by Scott Hampton and cover by Bill Sienkiewicz. The news of the Dio comic book was broken by Ronnie’s widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio during an appearance on the latest episode of Syfy Wire’s “Metal Crush”.

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Amanda Palmer And Jherek Bishoff Release David Bowie Charity Tribute EP

Jherek Bischoff and Amanda Palmer David Bowie Tribute

 

Amanda Palmer, continuing to return from her hiatus after the birth of her son last year, has produced a tribute album to David Bowie with the help of multi-instrumentalistJherek Biscoff and other noted collaborators. Dubbed Strung Out In Heaven, the EP was released with the help of Palmer’s Patreon supporters . You stream the lead track ‘Blackstar’ featuring (Anna Calvi), and buy it from her Bandcamppage as well. The minimum price is $1 – $.54 of which will go to Bowie’s publisher for the use of the songs. The remaining proceeds from the first month of sales (until March 5th) will go to the cancer research wing of Tufts Medical Center, in memory of Bowie.

There is special artwork for each track created by noted artists from around the world, which you can see below. Palmer continues to create projects and engage her audience via Patreon. You can support her there:

 

Bowie tribute Amanda Palmer and friends

Strung Out In Heaven EP track listing

1. Blackstar (Featuring Anna Calvi) 08:32

2. Space Oddity (Featuring Neil Gaiman) 05:07

3. Ashes To Ashes 03:59

4. Heroes (Featuring John Cameron Mitchell) 03:37

5. Helden (Single Version) (Featuring John Cameron Mitchell) 03:38

6. Jherek Bischoff – Life On Mars? (Instrumental) 03:58

Personnel:

Amanda Palmer – Vocals

Jherek Bischoff – Double Bass/Arrangements/Conducting

Serena McKinney– Violin 1

Alyssa Park– Violin 2

Ben Ullery– Viola

Jacob Braun – Cello

Anna Calvi – Vocals/Guitar (Blackstar)

Jono Manson – Amanda’s Engineer (The Kitchen Sink)

Alex Thomas – Anna Calvi’s Engineer (Bruce Grove Studio)

Chris Fogel – Jherek/Strings Engineer (Hyperion Sound / ELBO Studios)

Bryan Carrigan – Jherek/Strings Asst. Engineer (Hyperion Sound / ELBO Studios)

John Cameron Mitchell – Vocals (Heroes and Helden)

David Mack (United States) – Ashes to Ashes

Sarah Beetson (United Kingdom) – EP cover and Space Oddity

Félix Marqués (Spain) – Life on Mars

HA-HA (Australia) – Helden (German Version)

Bill Sienkiewicz (United States) – Heroes (English Version)