Ronnie James Dio's Widow Wants Heaven and Hell to Continue

Ronnie James Dio

Wendy Dio suggested Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice to continue their music career by bonding under different pseudonym.

Ronnie James Dio's widow is urging the surviving members of his band Heaven & Hell to continue working together - under a different name. Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in May, and his bandmates, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice, subsequently re-grouped for a tribute show in London in July.

The concert was billed as Heaven & Hell's final performance, but Wendy Dio hopes the rockers will continue to work together as long as they pick a different band name. She tells VH1 Radio, "I don't know what they're doing right now. I know that Geezer's been asked several times, and he's just... he took it (Dio's death) very hard. I don't really know what they're doing right now."

"They should do something else, with Vinny, too. I mean, the band was amazing, an amazing band and they should carry on to do something. It won't be called Heaven & Hell but whatever they call it, it will be great, it will be amazing."



    Dec 15, 2010

    I agree with Wendy. Tony, Geezer & Vinnie should continue with a comparable vocalist. I can't tell you all how upset I am over Ronnie's passing, and for not seeing Heaven & Hell when they performed in L.A. last year because of a very difficult work schedule and commute I had. I'll forever regret that I never got to see the line-up of one of the greatest rock albums in history, Heaven & Hell. I bought a new copy on CD & I keep listening to it and remembering the year 1980 when I first bought it and how much I loved it. This album just never gets old, it's as crisp and well produced as the day it was released. Those four are dynamite rock musicians and I agree with Wendy and believe Ronnie would have wanted them to continue.

    Nov 30, 2010

    Simpley the graetest ever!!!!!!!

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