Alice Cooper and Geezer Butler Join Renowned Rockers at ‘Stand Up and Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday
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Edited by JOHN DALY

UPDATED with photos

Alice Cooper and Geezer Butler are among the rockers set to perform at Stand Up and Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday, a virtual event on Saturday, July 10 from Rolling Live Studios.

The event, hosted on, begins at 2 p.m. Pacific time, benefiting The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund ( The fund was founded in memory of Ronnie James Dio, the late heavy metal icon who was the voice of Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and DIO before losing his battle with gastric cancer in 2010.

Tickets are now available for the VIP After Party the next day, Sunday, July 11, also at 2 p.m. Pacific time.

The global fundraiser is bringing together celebrities and fans all over the world to honor Dio’s impact on and off the stage. Many other artists join Butler, known for Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell and Cooper, one of rock’s best-known musicians.

Additional musicians taking part in the event include: Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Beck; Bogert & Appice); Vinny Appice (DIO, Black Sabbath); Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, Shout); Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, Jon Bon Jovi), Sebastian Bach, Joey Belladonna (Anthrax); Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit); Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead); the DIO band–Oni Logan and Tim “Ripper” Owens, vocals; Simon Wright, drums; Rowan Robertson, guitar; Steve Ferlazzo, Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses); Lita Ford; Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper); Sammy Hagar (Van Halen, Chickenfoot, Montrose); Lzzy Hale (Halestorm); Rob Halford (Judas Priest); singer Lena Hall (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”); Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion); Terry Ilous (Great White, XYZ); Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell); Richie Kotzen (Poison, Smith/Kotzen); LA metal band Liliac; James LoMenzo (White Lion, Slash’s Snakepit) Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses); Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken); Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires) and Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust).


Sean McNabb and Joey Belladonna out front – Photo by Alyssa Lopez


Joey Belladonna and Gilby Clarke – Photo by Alyssa Lopez



Rowan Robertson and Glen Sobel – Photo by Alyssa Lopez
Frontman Terry Ilous – Photo by Alyssa Lopez


Ronnie James Dio Stand

Radio and television personalities Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield will co-host the event, conducting interviews with artists as well as with Dio record producer Wyn Davis; concert promoter Danny Zelisko and Ronnie’s widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio, among others.

Tickets are on sale now at beginning at $20 for General Admission tickets to view the show. Tickets are also available for the VIP After Party the next day, Sunday, July 11, also beginning at 2PM Pacific time (PDT). The VIP After Party will feature exclusive performances by Joey Tempest (Europe), Paul Shortino and Richie Kotzen, among others, and artist interviews conducted by host Matt Pinfield, all of which will only be accessible to VIP After Party ticketholders.

In addition to viewing tickets, Rolling Live Studios is offering special merchandise packages and virtual VIP experiences for fans to participate in this unique worldwide event. Bidding is open for the “Dio Ultimate Bundle Auction,” comprising rare Dio-themed items hand-picked from the vault by Wendy Dio, and for a one-of-kind Dio-themed leather jacket that will be custom made for the winning bidder by celebrated artist Carin Hazmat.

Watch Ronnie James Dio ‘Rainbow In The Dark’ here:

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