Ronnie James Dio Memorial Weekend Releases Schedule

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The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the voice of Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio, have released a schedule of this weekend’s celebration activities to commemorate the fifth anniversary of his untimely death from gastric cancer on May 16, 2010.

MAY 15th: Bowl For Ronnie Celebrity Bowling Tournament
Pinz Bowling Center
12655 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
7:00-11:00pm

Hosted by Eddie Trunk of VH1’s That Metal Show, this will be an evening of fun, food, entertainment and, of course, bowling with rock stars and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Ronnie James Dio SUAS Cancer Fund. A silent auction will include collectible bowling pins autographed by artists such as Tenacious D, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, YES, Anthrax and Metallica and in addition to many more major items. Music will be provided by KNAC.com’s DJ Will.

BOWLING PRICES & INCENTIVES BREAKDOWN:
To purchase tickets and read further details on each package here.

INDIVIDUAL GUEST (Non-Bowler)
($50 per person)

INDIVIDUAL BOWLER
($75 per person)

TEAM/ CORPORATE LANE
($1,500 one lane with 6 bowlers)

CONFIRMED BOWLERS:
Ann Boleyn (Hellion)
Athena (Lee) Kottak (Femme Fatale)
Audie Desbrow (Great White)
Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples)
Bob Kulick (Paul Stanley Band)
Brian Tichy
Chris Broderick (Act Of Defiance)
Christian Martucci (Stone Sour)
Courtney Cox (Femme Fatale)
Craig Goldy (Dio)
Dave Alford (Rough Cutt)
Eddie Trunk
Erin Gavin (Femme Fatale)
Gabbie Rae
Gonzo Sandoval (Armored Saint)
Henry Derek
Jack Black (Tenacious D)
Janis Tanaka (Femme Fatale)
Jeff Pilson (Dio, Foreigner)
Jimmy Bain (Dio)
Katt Scarlett (Femme Fatale)
Kyle Gass (Tenacious D)
Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale)
Marc Ferrari (Keel)
Mark Kendall (Great White)
Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford)
Matt Duncan (DC4/Odin)
Michael Lardie (Great White)
Monte Pittman (Madonna, solo artist)
Nick Van Dyk
Nikki Stringfield (Femme Fatale)
Patrick Kennison (Lita Ford)
Phil Sandoval (Armored Saint)
Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders)
Rock Feinstein (Elf, The Rods)
Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders)
Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4, Bang Tango)
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
Rudy Sarzo (Dio, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Gunzo)
Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Lynch Mob)
Simon Wright (Dio)
Scott Snyder (Great White)
Scott Warren (Dio)
Steven Adler (Guns ‘n Roses, Adler)
Terry Ilous (Great White)
Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, solo artist)
Tyler Connolly (Theory of a Deadman)

ATTENDING ONLY:
Joe Retta (Dio Disciples)
Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning)
John Konesky (Tenacious D)
John Spiker (Tenacious D)
Keith St. John (Montrose, Burning Rain)
Lita Ford
Oni Logan (Dio Disciples, Lynch Mob)
Shane Fitzgibbon
Tracii Guns (Gunzo, LA Guns)
Brooks Wackerman (Tenacious D, Bad Religion)
Vinny Appice (Dio, Heaven & Hell)

MAY 16: Ronnie James Dio 5th Year Memorial Service
and Celebration of Ronnie’s Music
Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
1:00-5:00pm (doors at 12:00pm)
MORE INFO: http://www.diocancerfund.org/events/

A FREE public Memorial Service will take place at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Saturday, May 16 to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Ronnie’s passing. Several former band members and friends who worked with Ronnie over his illustrious career will be speaking and performing his music. As seating for this event is limited, if you are interested in attending, please send an email, along with your name, phone number and the number of seats to: info@diocancerfund.org

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:
Dr. Sandy Kapoor
Lita Ford
Wyn Davis
Dean Schachtel
April Eppolito
Sheila Melody
Paul Shortino
Rock Feinstein
Vinny Appice
Steve Mignardi
Rudy Sarzo
Craig Goldy
Scott Warren
Scott (Big Scott) Sentinella
Wendy Dio

CONFIRMED PERFORMANCES/ATTENDEES:
“LISA” (acoustic) – Lita Ford, Patrick Kennison (The Union Underground), Marty O’Brien
“HEAVEN & HELL” (acoustic) – GREAT WHITE
“LAST IN LINE” (acoustic) – GREAT WHITE feat. Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fetale)
“TAKE HER” – ROUGH CUTT (Paul Shortino, Amir Derakh, Chris Hager, Matt Thorne, Dave Alford)
“MISTREATED” – John Payne (Asia), Rock Feinstein (Elf, The Rods), Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), Sean Mcnabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Great White), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
“RAINBOW IN THE DARK” – Gabbie Rae, Rowan Robertson (Dio), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Geoff Tate, Dio), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Rick Derringer, Heaven & Hell) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
“SIGN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS” – Ann Boleyn, Craig Goldy (Dio), Sean Mcnabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Great White), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
“STARGAZER” – DIO DISCIPLES: Oni Logan (Lynch Mob), Joe Retta (Sweet), Craig Goldy (Dio), Bjorn Englen (Hellion), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC) & Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
“STAND UP AND SHOUT” – Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders), Chris Broderick (ex-Megadeth, Act of Defiance), Jimmy Bain (Dio, Rainbow) & Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Rick Derringer, Heaven & Hell)
MAY 17: RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and BBQ
Harley-Davidson of Glendale
3717 San Fernando Rd
Glendale, CA 91204
Pre-Registered Rider Check-In
On-Site Registration
9:00am – 10:45am

Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am

Kickstands Up at 11:00am To
Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark Street
Encino, CA 91436
BBQ & Live Music
12:00pm to 5:00pm

RIDER REGISTRATION & BBQ ADMISSION:
Rider $75
Rider & Passenger $120
BBQ General Admission $55
http://www.diocancerfund.org/rideforronnie
Riders will check-in at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, where they can enjoy a continental breakfast with entertainment and prizes provided by The Sound 100.3. The first 200 registered riders will receive a limited edition RIDE FOR RONNIE Challenge Coin! Participants will depart Glendale, traveling the freeways of the north San Fernando Valley, then down the 405 to a BBQ at Los Encinos Historical Park in Encino. The BBQ will feature great food and drink, live music by Ronnie’s former bandmates and friends, raffle prizes, live auction and much more! A special Condor Squadron fly-by of seven vintage World War II airplanes will take place at 2:30pm at the BBQ. http://www.condorsquadron.org/

BBQ is included for registered riders and passengers. BBQ-only tickets for non-riders are available for advance purchase. Please note: event is subject to sell-out and tickets may not be available at the door. Avoid disappointment and purchase your tickets in advance!

CONFIRMED PERFORMERS:
***Performances subject to change/surprises
• Eddie Money
• Dio Disciples: Oni Logan (Lynch Mob), Joe Retta (Sweet), Craig Goldy (Dio), Bjorn Englen (Hellion), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC), Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
• Gabbie Rae, Rowan Robertson (Dio), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Geoff Tate, Yngwie, Dio, Blue Oyster Cult), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Rick Derringer, Heaven & Hell), Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
• DC4: Shawn Duncan (Armored Saint), Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint), Matt Duncan (Armored Saint) & Rowan Robertson (Dio)
Others: Joe Colover, John Hatfield, Jessie Sanches, Patrick Martin
This weekend’s events are sponsored by Monster Energy, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 100.3 FM The Sound, Ninkasi Brewing, B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company and Western Bagels.

Check back at the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund website www.diocancerfund.org for updates.

Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Announce Celebratory Activities

celebration of the life of ronnie james dio

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fundwill be commemorate the 5th anniversary of the singer’s untimely death from gastric cancer on May 16, 2010 with a weekend of celebratory activities.

The following are the announced events:

MAY 15th: BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Tournament
Pinz Bowling Center
12655 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604

Hosted by Eddie Trunk of VH1’s That Metal Show, this will be an evening of fun, food, entertainment and, of course, bowling with rock stars and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Ronnie James Dio SUAS Cancer Fund. A silent auction will include collectible bowling pins autographed by artists such as Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, YES, Anthrax and Metallica and in addition to many more major items. Music will be provided by KNAC.com’s DJ Will.

BOWLING PRICES & INCENTIVES BREAKDOWN:
INDIVIDUAL GUEST (Non-Bowler)
($50 per person)
Event entrance for one, Two drink tickets, All you can eat pizza

INDIVIDUAL GUEST (Non-Bowler)
($50 per person)
Event entrance for one, Two drink tickets, All you can eat pizza

INDIVIDUAL BOWLER
($75 per person)
Event entrance for one, Two drink tickets, All you can eat pizza, Shoe rental & bowling

TEAM/ CORPORATE LANE
($1,500 one lane with 6 bowlers)
Show off your team skills and charitable spirit. Gather your friends or represent your company with this fun package deal. Trophies and bragging rights for the ages. Lane for 6 bowlers including shoe rental, your company or team name added to three day event program, your company or team logo displayed on your lane and throughout event on flat screens, pizza and 2 drink tickets per person. Lane purchase includes 2 VIP party passes, (Additional VIP
party passes sold separately up to 6 per lane)

bowl for ronnie

MAY 16: Ronnie James Dio 5th Year Memorial Service
and Celebration of Ronnie’s Music
Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

MAY 16: Ronnie James Dio 5th Year Memorial Service
and Celebration of Ronnie’s Music
Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

MORE INFO: http://www.diocancerfund.org/events/

A FREE public Memorial Service will take place at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Saturday, May 16 to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Ronnie’s passing. Several former band members and friends who worked with Ronnie over his illustrious career are expected to speak and perform his music. As seating for this event is limited, if you are interested in attending, please send an email, along with your name, phone number and the number of seats to: info@diocancerfund.org

MAY 17: RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and BBQ

Harley-Davidson of Glendale
3717 San Fernando Rd
Glendale, CA 91204

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Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark Street
Encino, CA 91436
BBQ & Live Music
12:00pm to 5:00pm