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Gillan and Hughes in RJD tribute

Ronnie James Dio, Big Flats NY, June 29 2002 photo &copy Nick Soveiko cc-by-nc-sa

Wendy Dio is putting together a tribute album to Ronnie James Dio. It will tentatively include contributions from Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Scorpions (Temple Of The King), Rob Halford (Long Live Rock’n’Roll), Metallica, Anthrax (Neon Knights), Lemmy Kilminster, Alice Cooper, Halestorm, Sebastian Bach, Chris Jericho and Dave Grohl.

Thanks to Andrey Gusenkov and Blabbermouth for the info.

24 Comments to “Gillan and Hughes in RJD tribute”:

  1. 1
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I always feel frustrated about the fact that the possibiity to cover each other’s songs is rarely used.

    I think that used to be different before the 70’s?

    Miss you Ronnie 🙁

  2. 2
    Nick Murdocco says:

    hughes is always all over these 😀

  3. 3
    Mark Gowans says:

    Wonder if Blackmore will take part. I really think he and Ian Gillan should put their mutual animosity to one side for a few houirs or one night and get on stage again and celebrate the life and work of a wonderful singer.

  4. 4
    Charlie Grigal says:

    Sounds great until I heard Metallica was on it. These guys bring nothing to the Metal Community anymore. Sorry.

  5. 5
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    Saw the Michael Schenker Group in New Jersey a week and change ago. Great gig and they played “Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead from his Temple Of Rock album, written for RJD. One would think it is a Dio tune. The current MSG sounding great with Doogie handling the pipes….


  6. 6
    Jaka Lola says:

    “The Wizard Convention Part 2, hmm…? Salute…!

  7. 7
    Gregorio Ribéry Muchacho says:

    Oloko será sensacional hein! Não tinha visto.

  8. 8
    byron says:

    No,no…don’t ask the question ..Ritchie will not play on this tribute album!

  9. 9
    James Shortt says:

    Sounds like a great L.P.

  10. 10
    Cameron Hons says:

    This is going to be the best tribute album ever

  11. 11
    Eddie6string says:

    Hope they don’t just go for big names to sell goods, but rather include anyone who really touched Ronnies life with a significance & talent to match.

    We saw Ronnie sing for Rainbow over 5 consecutive nights (UK) & each performance was better than the previous. LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL!

  12. 12
    al says:

    I wonder which song Gillan will sing ? from Sabbath/Rainbow albums,or
    solo albums?

  13. 13
    Drdp says:

    Wouldn’t it be great and magnanimous of Ritchie to contribute a version of “Catch The Rainbow” with his wife on vocals?

  14. 14
    Hendy Hidayat N says:

    Ronnie james Dio’….is the best vocalist’…and good song writer’..

  15. 15
    Chris Claeys says:

    Long live rock and roll

  16. 16
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Loved Gillan’s renditions of the DIO era Sabbath songs LIVE during the Born Again tour. ‘Heaven and Hell’ and ‘Neon Nights’ were incredible. Matter of fact, I’m listening to my personal recording of the Ft. Lauderdale show at the Sunrise Musical Theater as I type this…… “YEEEEEEOOOOOOWWWW!!!!”

    Can’t wait for this release and looking forward mostly for the Gillan track. “Sing me a song, you’re the singer….”


  17. 17
    Max says:

    I`m looking forward to this one because of the contributions of IG and GH of course. But I think it is a shame sometimes that only the usual suspects record (or are asked to) those tributes – it would be much more intersting to get other musicians with totally differnt styles in. Most tributes are rather poor efforts to re-do a song the way it has already been done – and better that is. Some of Dio`s songs could sound really good in an acoustic setting for example I imagine.

  18. 18
    Sunatnight says:

    hey Guys, the album has already been recorded , mixed, and pressed, so here’s a great idea = let’s start making suggestion as to should play on it 😉

  19. 19
    byron says:

    I hope that GH will not sing CTR in that funky style just like he used to do before

  20. 20
    MaxassoeLiene Serena says:

    another shit from niji ent………………

  21. 21
    Drdp says:

    It’s too late now but they should have had something from JORN Lande & Jeff Scott Soto.

  22. 22
    Metal Prophet says:

    Hate me all you want, dudes, but Gillan should drop this shitty band called Deep Purple today (it is NOT Seep Purple without Ritchie), rehire Torme, McCoy, Towns, and Underwood, and start recording some real hard rock music the way he did it in his golden solo days back in 1979 – 1982 …

  23. 23
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Metal Prophet @22:

    No hater here, but I have a much better alternative. Gillan stays with Purple, but does a side project with your suggested line-up. He has done solo stuff while in Purple already in the past (Gillan’s Inn, Dream Catcher, One Eye to Morocco, WhoCares). No reason he couldn’t do as you stated also. I’d love to see it. I have a feeling he couldn’t organize the rest of the band for it though. That being said, leave Purple to do it? “I Can’t Dance to That”….

    Love you man…..


  24. 24
    MacGregor says:

    ‘Metal Prophet’ is the same individual I presume, that has been recently commenting over at the Black-Sabbath.com site in regards to Tony Iommi & his ‘solo’ albums with Tony Martin & Ian Gillan. The albums that detail the comments from ‘Metal Prophet’ are 20 years since ‘Cross Purposes’ & also the 30 years since ‘Born Again’.
    Me thinks he is a ‘stirrer’ of the pot so to speak. Now I see the very similar ‘joke or shit stir or sarcasm if you like’ here at this site! Woe betide the ‘Metal Prophet’! Cheers.

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