3rd Annual Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Award dinner for fight against stomach cancer

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St. Patrick’s Day is also Metal night for fight against stomach cancer

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Tonight was the third annual Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Award dinner for fight against stomach cancer, at the Avalon, Hollywood, CA. March 17, 2014 to acknowledge those in the music industry who have been influence by Ronnie as well as the fans and to fund research against the demon that is cancer especially stomach cancer. There was the red carpet that included, Rob Halford, Lita Ford, Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, Oni Logan, Scott Warren, Vinny Appice, Rowan Robertson, Duff Mckagan, Scott Ian, and his wife Pearl, Nik Kai, Halestorm, Brian Tichy, Jack Russell, DJ Metal Will, and others. There was a speech by Dr. Sandeep Kapoor who was Ronnie’s doctor to help him fight this disease and to put focus on this cancer that is new or not as known as other cancers

The new album “This Is Your Life” to be released on April 1 was being played, between speeches and performances. There were auctions that all money from these goes towards research. The auctions included a trip to South Africa, Monster Of Rock Cruise for 2015, one of a kind ESP James Hetfield guitar that has the Stand Up And Shout cd cover, a speech from Ron Halford and other items. There were awards given based on his song titles to those have worked and friends with him. Those are: Stand Up and Shout” to Kevin Gore-President and CEO of Rhino Records, “Man On The Silver Mountain” to Rob Halford, “Master Of The Moon” to Producer Greg Fidleman, “ Rainbow In the Dark” Larry Morand- Ex Niji PR, Manager/ Tour Manager, On

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The Blue Cruise (Monster of Rock, Cruise To The Edge, The Moody’s Cruise and Irish Cruise), and “King Of Rock and Roll” to Tim Carhart- Artist Relations Manager, ESP Guitars.
There were performances and Jams by Dio Disciples, Halestorm, Scott Ian, Oni Logan, Simon Wright, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Brian Tichy, Rowan Robertson, Bjorn Englen and other playing Rainbow, DIO and Black Sabbath songs such: “Neon Nights” (Corey Taylor, Christian Martucci, Scott Ian, Duff McKagan Roy Mayorga)
“Stargazer”(Tim “Ripper” Owens, Oni Logan, Craig Goldy, Mike Orlando Bjorn Englen, Simon Wright, Scott Warren)
“I” (Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson Mike Orlando, Jimmy Bain, Brian Tichy)
“Rainbow In The Dark”( Corey Taylor, Christian Martucci Scott Ian,Jason Christopher, Roy Mayorga)
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It was good night for the Hard Rock and Metal fans and supports a man who lived life to the fullest and gave us his voice that will always be alive for Rock and Metal music.
All the money from this and other events go to find a cure.
www.diocancerfund.org