“Dio: Dreamers By no means Die”, the career-spanning documentary on the life and instances of the legendary rock icon Ronnie James Dio, acquired its world premiere this previous Thursday (March 17) at this yr’s SXSW Movie Competition in Austin, Texas.
On Friday, a number of music personalities who had been concerned within the making of the movie — Dio‘s spouse and longtime supervisor Wendy Dio, BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler and former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach — took half in a panel, “Dreamers By no means Die: The Enduring Energy Of Steel” panel, hosted by SiriusXM‘s Eddie Trunk at Austin Conference Heart.
Images from each days will be discovered under. Extra footage of the “Dreamers By no means Die: The Enduring Energy Of Steel” panel can be found at Shutterstock.
“Dio: Dreamers By no means Die” is the primary documentary about Dio to be absolutely licensed by the artist’s property. Based on the movie’s official description, it “delves deep into his unimaginable rise from ’50s doo-wop crooner to his early traditional rock days in Ritchie Blackmore‘s RAINBOW, to changing the enduring lead singer Ozzy Osbourne in BLACK SABBATH, to lastly cement his legend with DIO. Ronnie‘s biography is totally distinctive to the drained intercourse, medication and rock and roll clichés. The movie is about perseverance, desires and the facility to consider in your self.”
“Dio: Dreamers By no means Die” was financed solely by BMG and was helmed by Don Argott and Demian Fenton (“Framing John DeLorean”, “Believer”, “Final Days Right here”), produced by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce for 9.14 Footage, and govt produced by Wendy Dio for Niji Productions and Kathy Rivkin Daum for BMG.
Ronnie James Dio‘s story transcends the usual rock documentary. Set in opposition to the backdrop of Dio‘s autobiography — half completed by Ronnie earlier than his premature dying from abdomen most cancers in 2010 — the movie chronicles the inspiring journey of his life, love, and storied profession. Whether or not taking part in sold-out stadiums or battling sickness, his highly effective voice and delicate coronary heart have had a profound affect on his household, pals, and followers all over the world.
Wendy Dio just lately advised Argentinian journalist Lucas Gordon about “Dio: Dreamers By no means Die”: “I noticed the primary lower of it. It was very emotional. It’s totally completely different from [Dio‘s autobiography]. ‘Trigger the e-book finishes in 1986, with Ronnie taking part in Madison Sq. Backyard. However the documentary goes all over his life until the tip. And it was very emotional. I used to be watching it with my publicist and an individual from BMG, who’re funding the documentary. And all of us cried. It was very emotional. But it surely’s actually fascinating and actually good. Rob Halford is nice in it, speaking about tales. Lita Ford [and] Jack Black [are also in it]. Eddie Trunk and Mick Wall [author of Dio‘s autobiography] each sort of narrated it and every little thing. I am more than happy with it.”
Final August, Wendy advised SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” about what followers can anticipate to see within the documentary: “There is a bunch of stuff from [old] Tremendous 8 [tapes] and another stuff. There’s unbelievable interviews with all types of various individuals about after they had been working with Ronnie or what they had been doing on the time, perhaps supporting Ronnie. It’s very completely different to the [recently released Dio] e-book. And I am very to see this lower. I am excited, really, to see it. And I feel it is gonna be nice.”
In October 2019, Wendy advised the WSOU radio station that the documentary “will go from Ronnie‘s childhood all over [to the end of his life]. I feel they interviewed Jack Black, and I feel they interviewed all of Ronnie‘s bandmembers and Doug Aldrich and, I feel, Jeff Pilson. They had been on the brink of go to Arizona to interview Rob Halford and Lita Ford. After which they had been going into England to interview Tony Iommi. They already did Geezer. So there can be very fascinating tales from completely different individuals. I feel it’s going to be a terrific factor, and it will present individuals lots of issues that individuals have by no means seen earlier than.”
Ronnie James Dio handed away of abdomen most cancers on Might 16, 2010 on the age of 67.
Dio was famend all through the world as one of many biggest and most influential vocalists in heavy steel historical past. The singer, who was recording and touring with BLACK SABBATH offshoot HEAVEN & HELL previous to his sickness, was recognized with abdomen most cancers in late 2009. He underwent chemotherapy and made what’s now his last public look in April 2010 on the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles.
Dio‘s autobiography, titled “Rainbow In The Darkish: The Autobiography”, was launched final July through Permuted Press.
Tonight’s the evening! Ronnie’s documentary, DIO: Dreamers By no means Die has it is world premiere on the SXSW Movie Competition in Austin, TX on the The Paramount Theater!
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