TIM "RIPPER" OWENS To Record Unreleased RONNIE JAMES DIO Material?
February 14, 2011, 8 years ago
According to a new interview with guitarist Craig Goldy (DIO) conducted by Jeb Wright from Classic Rock Revisited, TIM "RIPPER" OWENS (HAIL!, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will be singing in place of RONNIE JAMES DIO (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, RAINBOW, ELF) on some unreleased Dio material the Dio band is going to be recording.
Says Goldy: "Wendy has given Rudy Sarzo and I permission to go through Ronnie’s computer and find music. We are going to get together with the Dio band and perform with Ripper Owens. I am really looking forward to that. It has been a long time since I have felt proud to be a part of something."
Read the entire interview here.
In other news, last night (Sunday, February 13th) at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, - which took place in Los Angeles at Staples Center - during the photo flashback segment honoring musicians that we lost in the past year, Ronnie James Dio was among them.