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Vio-Lence Singer Sean Killian Explains Overcoming Serious Liver Medical Condition

For The Metal Voice Neil Turbin bowled and reported on this years Bowl For Ronnie James Dio 2023. See below photos and two interviews, one with guitarist Juan Garcia from (Body Count, Agent Steel, EvilDead) and second with singer Sean Killian from Vio-lence.

In the interview with Sean Killian, Killian explains a serious liver medical condition that he had to overcome, he said, "It's a genetic deal, it's called alpha 1 Alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency and Alpha1-antitrypsin is a protein that cleans your liver cells and your lung cells. I was 51 and I had full-blown Cirrhosis from the disease, it's a genetic thing and then went through hell for about you know 20 months. Then I got what they call a living donor transplant, somebody gave up 63% of their liver. They went into the operating room before me at 7:00am I went in at 9:00am they were out at noon I was in there till uh I think I got out at like 10:00pm at night. It was something that you didn't ask for but it was I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. "

Camera by Gustavo Guimaraes

Watch Full Interview here

Following 10 days of feverish eBay bidding, Doug Burgess of Tulsa, Oklahoma has emerged the highest bidder for a spot on the celebrity bowling team captained by broadcast personality Eddie Trunk at the BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Party on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM’s 103 Faction Talk channel, will once again host the event benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (

Burgess will be joining Trunk as well as guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, guitarist Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Chevy Metal) and Anthrax bass player Frank Bello on the celebrity bowling team.

Also planning to join the fun and festivities are: Fred Aching (BulletBoys, PowerFlo, Kings of Thrash); T-Bone Andersson, Jimmy Burkard, Jason Cornwell, Dave “Chili” Moreno and Roy Z of West Bound; Dennis Atlas (QRST); Ira Black (Vio-Lence, BulletBoys, Dio Band); Ann Boleyn (Hellion); Phil Buckman (Fuel); John Bush (Armored Saint, Anthrax, Metal Allegiance); Calico Cooper and Chris Latham (Beasto Blanco/Alice Cooper); Gilby Clarke (Guns ‘N Roses); Fred Coury (Cinderella); Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders); Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence, Machine Head); Jerry Dixon (Warrant); Matt Duncan (DC4); Shawn Duncan (DC4, LA Guns); Bjorn Englen, Scott Warren and Simon Wright (Dio Band); Lita Ford; Juan Garcia (Body Count, Agent Steel, EvilDead); Abby Gennet (Slunt); Tracii Guns and Johnny Martin of LA Guns; London Hudson (S8nt Elektric); Jesse Hughes and Jennie Vee of Eagles of Death Metal; DJ Will (KNAC); Terry Ilous (XYZ, Great White); James Lomenzo (Megadeth); Robert Mason (Warrant); Roy Mayorga (Ministry, Stone Sour); CC McKenna (Death Dealer Union); Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob); Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne); Marty O'Brien (Daughtry, Lita Ford); Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats); Gonzo Sandoval (Armored Saint); Robert Sarzo (Hurricane); Brett Scallions (Fuel); drummer Zak St. John; Patrick Stone (Budderside); Marq Torien (BulletBoys); Neil Turbin (Anthrax, DeathRiders); Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, Megadeth); Chris Velez (Persekutor); Chas West (West Bound/ Bonham); Chuck Wright (Alice Cooper, Quiet Riot, Montrose); August Zadra (Dennis DeYoung); and actors Al Coronel and Star Fields.

100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL FOR RONNIE event will go to the Dio Cancer Fund ( The Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California.

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was formed in memory of the legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who lost his life to gastric cancer in 2010. A privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised over $2 million in its history. 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. For the past seven years, 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 acclaimed documentary, “DIO: Dreamers Never Die,” is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray+4K, which debuted at #1 on both the US and UK Music DVD charts during its first week of release. To order the DVD, Blu-Ray+4K or merchandise bundles, visit: The film is also streaming on SHOWTIME and on the SHOWTIME app at:

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