Carmine & Vinny Appice's Tribute to Ronnie James Dio on his 10 year anniversary of his passing. Artie Dillion -Guitar, vocals, director Jim Crean-Vocals James Caputo-Bass Lyrics-Paul Shortino.
The song Monsters & Heroes is taken off the Appice 'Sinister' album in 2017
Legendary drummers and brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice released a new video to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the passing of the late, great Ronnie James Dio (Blabbermouth)
Vinny, who worked with Ronnie while playing drums for DIO, BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN & HELL, spoke about the clip in a brand new interview with the "Music Mania" podcast. He said (see video below): "In 2017, Carmine and I released an album together that we worked on. And it's really good; it's called 'Sinister'. Good album, and it's the first album we've done together — full album. So, on that album was a song called 'Monsters And Heroes' that Carmine had, and they were gonna use it for KING KOBRA. But since they didn't use it, Carmine played it for me, and I said, 'It's a great song. Let's do it ourselves.' The lyrics are written Paul Shortino [ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT], and they're all about Ronnie — it's like a tribute to Ronnie. So I went ahead, and we edited the drum parts, and then this way I could put my drum parts in, and there's parts where I play alone, [Carmine] plays alone, and then we're together. It's called 'Monsters And Heroes', and it's a great song. And we played it live. And then the other day, we were talking, Carmine and I, about doing a video — maybe releasing one of these virus videos, as you see. And he said, 'Yeah, let's do it.' I said, 'Well, let's do 'Monsters And Heroes'; it's kind of the single of the album.' And then the next day, I realized, 'Oh, wait a minute. Ronnie's anniversary is coming up. How cool is that, when we're going to do the song about Ronnie?' So, a lightbulb went off: let's just promote it and have a nice tribute for Ronnie on the 16th, which is his 10-year anniversary. So the video is pretty much finished. It looks great. And we're playing live — not all at once, but live in each individual location. It came out great. We're really excited about it. It'll be a nice tribute."
Ronnie James Dio passed away from stomach cancer on May 16, 2010, at the age of 67.
Dio was renowned throughout the world as one of the greatest and most influential vocalists in heavy metal history. The singer, who was recording and touring with BLACK SABBATH offshoot HEAVEN & HELL before his illness, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in late 2009. He underwent chemotherapy and made what is now his final public appearance in April 2010 at the
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