RONNIE JAMES DIO’s 5th Year Remembrance Celebration Begins Friday, May 15th – New Performers, Speakers and Celebrity Bowlers Announced!

Join Best Metal Performance GRAMMY Winners Jack Black & Kyle Gass (TENACIOUS D), Eddie Money, Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Tyler Connolly (THEORY OF A DEADMAN), Lita Ford, Steven Adler (GUNS N’ ROSES, ADLER), Christian Martucci & Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR), Chris Broderick (ACT OF DEFIANCE, formerly of MEGADETH), Members of DIO, & More in Celebrating the Life and Music of RONNIE JAMES DIO!


The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the voice of Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio, will kick off a weekend of celebratory activities this Friday, May 15th to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the singer’s untimely death from gastric cancer on May 16, 2010. The RONNIE JAMES DIO 5th Year Remembrance weekend will include a BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling tournament (May 15), a public Memorial Service celebration (May 16), and the inaugural RIDE FOR RONNIE motorcycle ride and BBQ (May 17). Each event will be hosted by Eddie Trunk of VH1’s That Metal Show.

Today, the Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is revealing a slew of newly announced celebrity performers, presenters, and celebrity bowlers involved in the events this year. New confirmations include Tom Morello(RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Tyler Connolly (THEORY OF A DEADMAN), Lita Ford, Steven Adler (GUNS N’ ROSES, ADLER), and more, in addition to prior additions Jack Black & Kyle Gass(TENACIOUS D), rock music legend Eddie Money, and others.

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


To purchase tickets and read further details on each package:



($50 per person)



($75 per person)



($1,500 one lane with 6 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)


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)

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