New Music, Memoirs Planned For RONNIE JAMES DIOSeptember 8, 2010
Wendy Dio, wife/manager of late singer Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO, ELF),spoke to Greg Prato (MySpace page) of RollingStone.com about Niji Entertainment Group, the newly launched record label which has several releases scheduled for November.
On November 9, Niji will release the double-disc set "Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 and 1987", featuring two vintage performances by Ronnie's own band, DIO. Two weeks later, the company will reissue DIO's 1983 debut LP, "Holy Diver", on 180-gram vinyl; and "Bitten by the Beast", an album by Ronnie's cousin and former ELF bandmate, David "Rock" Feinstein. The latter effort will include one of two songs Ronnie recorded with Feinstein last year, "Metal Will Never Die". Planned for 2011 a is a mammoth 16-album vinyl-or-CD box set, "For the Record: The Complete Dio Vinyl Collection", "The Complete Bootleg Box"; ELF vinyl reissues, and a DVD release of the import VHS video, "Super Rock Japan 1985". Also in the works: The release of Ronnie James Dio's memoirs, most of which the singer completed before he died; a book of illustrated lyrics; and a photo book.
You can read Wendy Dio's comments about the upcoming releases at RollingStone.com.
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