On this episode of Talking Metal, Emily interviews Wendy Dio and guitarist Gus G.

Emily Strigl.

The interview with Wendy Dio starts around 18 mins into the podcast.  Wendy discusses Tom Morello, Marc Ferrari, the Ride For Ronnie 2018, Dr. Wong, cancer research, Steven Adler, Eddie Trunk, the Dio hologram, Craig Goldy, the unreleased Dio songs, Doug Aldrich and much more.   Support the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund 

More info on the Ride for Ronnie can be found below.

Emily’s next interview is with former Ozzy guitarist Gus G.  This chat starts 46:45 into the episode.  Topics include the new Fearless album, the Brooklyn rock club SAINT VITUS, Firewind, Charlie Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Wakeman, Jay Ruston, the DIRE STRAITS classic “Money For Nothing”, Dennis Ward, drummer Will Hunt, Arch Enemy and much more.

Other general show discussed by Mark and Emily topics include Motorhead, Tony Higbee, Damon Johnson, Thin Lizzy, the M3 Festival, Heavy Montreal, Loudness, Bullet Boys, Pretty Boy Floyd, Ratt, Marilyn Manson and more.

We end this episode by checking out a brand new song by the band Vessel Of Light featuring Dan Lorenzo and Ancient VVisdom’s Nathan Opposition.

Don’t miss the M3 Festival.

M3 2018

More info on this year’s event and the Dio Cancer Fund below – read on!

Once riders arrive at Los Encinos Park, they and fans/attendees will be treated to an afternoon of live music, raffle, live auctions, food trucks and much more. Steven Adler’s All Star Band is confirmed to perform again this year – last year’s All Star Band line-up included Mike Devin (Whitesnake), Lita Ford, Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot), Patrick Stone (Budderside), and Jeff Pilson (Foreigner and former Dio guitarist). This year’s All Star Band members will be announced closer to the event. Also confirmed to perform are rock and metal heavyweights Dio Disciples, Beasto Blanco (featuring Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper), and more. In previous years, celebrity appearances at the Ride for Ronniehave included cast members of Sons of Anarchy, Eddie Money, etc.

Personally speaking, the Ride for Ronnie is an incredible event that creates an all-day environment of love and inspiration. It has a beautiful outdoor barbeque feel where everyone can mingle in the sun and enjoy heavy metal in the name of one of the greatest entertainers of our time. Wendy Dio and the Dio Cancer Fund have made it a mission to spread awareness of the importance of screenings and to hopefully find a cure for gastric cancer which took Ronnie James Dio’s life in 2010.

Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects. Most recently, the Dio Cancer Fund has committed funds to support the research of Dr. David Wong and his team at the UCLA School of Dentistry in developing a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer, which is in keeping with the Fund’s mission of cancer prevention, research and education. The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has raised nearly $2 million since its inception.

Watch a video wrap-up of the 2016 Ride For Ronnie here: https://youtu.be/wp0VsyjLkq4

Lita Ford & Wendy Dio.

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