Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Ronnie James Dio buried

The memorial service of heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio took place in Los Angeles on Sunday (30.05.10), with over 1,000 fans paying tribute to him.
Great deals on musical instruments

Ronnie James Dio's memorial service took place on Sunday (30.05.10).

Over 1,000 fans paid tribute to the former Black Sabbath frontman - who lost his battle with stomach cancer last month at the age of 67 - by gathering inside the Hall of Liberty at Los Angeles' Forest Lawn Memorial Park, while hundreds more watched on monitors set up outside.

The service was also attended by Glenn Hughes - who performed with Black Sabbath in the 80s - Geoff Tate from Queenryche and Quiet Riot's Paul Shortino.

During the service, several songs from Dio's career were performed, including John Payne's version of 'Heaven And Hell'.

Speaking at the event, Dio's cousin and Elf bandmate David Fernstein said: "He touched all of us with his music and his message and his magic. I know that Ronnie truly loved all of you. He had a great appreciation for your loyalty. I'm talking about all you out there, all the fans."

Dio's son Dan Padavona also spoke and cautioned mourners to seek regular screenings to detect cancer early.

He said: "I beg you not to make the same mistake my dad made. For dad, the show always had to go on. He ignored the warning signs for years, and all along the cancer was growing and mutating from something that was probably easily defeatable into a monster which even Dio couldn't slay."

Although he is best known for fronting Black Sabbath he also worked with the bands Elf, Rainbow - which was created by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore - and Dio.

His final band Heaven & Hell - which was named after the first Dio-era Black Sabbath album and comprised of former Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and drummer Vinny Appice - announced at the start of the year they were cancelling all their touring commitments due to Dio's ill health.

Posted on 1 Jun 2010 10:00 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40
thumbnail

JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.

8 May 2017 14:48
thumbnail

Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures

28 Mar 2017 12:28
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Alesis' II Mesh Electronic Drum Kit is a kit geared specifically towards advanced drummers looking to explore a variety of different timbres and sounds.

16 Aug 2017 12:26
thumbnail

Celebrating 50 years since his iconic performance at Monterey pop festival, Fender's Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster recreates the sound of a cultural icon.

16 Aug 2017 10:08
thumbnail

Building upon the already established fan favourite DJ-808 DJ Controller, Roland have now announced the launch of the portable and compact DJ-202 DJ Controller.

14 Aug 2017 08:00
thumbnail

Coinciding with the launch of its brand new DJ-202 counterpart, the Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller breathes a breath of new life into Roland's renowned DJ range.

14 Aug 2017 08:00
thumbnail

New to Roland's illustrious boutique range, the SH-01A builds upon the foundations of the revered SH-1A, granting the player a whole range of vintage voices.

8 Aug 2017 08:10
thumbnail

Based on the legendary TR-808m the TR-08 Rhythm Composer brings all of the legendary capabilities of its forefather into a more modern and streamlined format.

8 Aug 2017 08:10