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Former Dio Members To Tour Europe With Tim "Ripper" Owens

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Former Dio members Craig Goldy (guitars,) Rudy Sarzo (bass,) Simon Wright (drums) and Scott Warren (keyboards,) has announced that they will be embarking on a tour of Europe together with Toby Jepson (Fastay, Gun) and former Judas Priest/Iced Earth and current Yngwie Malmsteen and Charred Walls Of The Damned singer, Tim "Ripper" Owens. The group will be touring under the name Dio Disciples and will be performing some of the late heavy metal legend's most classic material.

A message from Wendy Dio, the wife and manager of Ronnie James Dio, had this to say about the tour: "There will never be another Ronnie, but we want to keep his music alive and hope you will support the band and become one of the DIO DISCIPLES. We will post the UK/European tour dates as they are confirmed, and we are planning some US dates also. Hope to see you at one of the shows."

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1. 80smetalman writes:

True, there will never be another Ronnie James Dio. But it is great of these guys to keep the torch that is his music lit for him. My question is: When do they hit the UK?

# Mar 21, 2011 @ 6:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. conners7/usa writes:

Ronnie Dio was a part of my kife growing up in te 80s with Heavy Metal . There will never be another Dio and i respect those who want to keep his name alive in all of us . Rock will never be the same without him but we still have the songs and memories to cherish for rest of our lives......long live one of the greatest metal gods of all times!!!!!!! I will be one of the DIO DECIPLES followers.

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Rock???

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^as in "WE ROCK! YEEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!!".

Y'know, from the Dio song.

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. hellrat writes:

damnit FAN ya beat me! exactly what i was gonna use :)

this tour sounds like a much better deal than that 'tribute' record there are rumblings about

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

I dunno, I'm looking forward to hearing Halford's take on Dio material.

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 7:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I didnt even know halford was doing anything dio-esque. Now I'm interested.

Take note other news posters! Diamond Oz is still telling people sh** even when he's not posting actual news! Better step that sh** up or yer gonna get cut from the payroll.

Thats why Oz gets the office with a window.

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. hellrat writes:

yeah, you dudes remember that rob has done some live stuff with sabbath eh...singing both dio's and ozzie's era material

you can find some of that stuff on boobtube....intersting indeed

NP---Children of the Sea---Rob Halford vox

# Mar 29, 2011 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. hellrat writes:

hey, fvckin cool! just found some footage of geoff tate and the ryche doing "Neon Knights" live....total sh** sound quality, but you can hear the vox pretty well

i fvcking love this kind of sh** man

NP---^^^

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