Dio: Dreamers By no means Die, a career-spanning documentary about heavy metallic legend Ronnie James Dio, will come to theaters worldwide for 2 days solely Sept. 28 and Oct. 2 by way of BMG and Trafalgar Releasing.
The documentary follows Dio’s unlikely rise from a ’50s doo-wop crooner to frontman of a few of the most formidable and influential outfits in metallic, together with Rainbow, Black Sabbath (the place he changed Ozzy Osbourne) and his namesake Dio. He died of abdomen most cancers in 2010 at age 67.
Government produced by his widow and longtime supervisor Wendy Dio, the movie consists of never-before-seen footage, in addition to interviews with bandmates and colleagues Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Glenn Hughes, Vinny Appice, Lita Ford, Rob Halford, Sebastian Bach, Eddie Trunk and Jack Black.
The clip beneath particulars how Dio, after being damage that he and none of his fellow metallic musicians had been invited to take part within the 1985 famous person charity recording effort “We Are the World,” put collectively Hear ‘N Support, a collaboration that includes heavy metallic legends that equally raised cash for famine aid.
“Each single musician that made it within the ‘80s, we grew up listening to Ronnie, so anytime he would say, ‘Hear, I would like you guys,’ we’d say, ‘Sure, we’re there,’ as a result of we wished to be like him,” says Quiet Riot’s Rudy Sarzo of Hear ‘N Support. “He was a hero to all of us.”
Within the unique clip beneath, Wendy Dio and photographer Gene Kirkland describe the harrowing picture session that impressed the provocative cowl art work of a drowning priest in chains for Dio’s now iconic 1983 album Holy Diver. “We each wished to push the sides, and the report firm weren’t that pleased about it, however we acquired this concept — we all know what we wish,” Wendy Dio recollects. Photographer Kirkland remembers the picture session turning right into a restoration mission.
Dio: Dreamers By no means Die was financed by BMG, directed by Don Argott and Demian Fenton (Framing John DeLorean, Believer, Final Days Right here), produced by Argott and Sheena Joyce for 9.14 Photos, and government produced by Wendy Dio for Niji Productions and Kathy Rivkin Daum for BMG.
“Individuals who have conviction, expertise and coronary heart like Ronnie James Dio are briefly provide lately,” stated Argott and Fenton in a press release. “It’s refreshing to share his inspiring story of believing in your self and chasing your desires. As lifelong Dio followers, it’s extremely humbling to carry Ronnie’s journey to the display screen and we will’t wait to share it with audiences.”
Premieres will probably be held in Los Angeles and London. The 2-day cinema run will even embrace outtakes out there solely to the theatrical viewers. Tickets for Dio: Dreamers By no means Die go on sale Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. ET at DioDreamersNeverDie.com. Phrase on the post-theatrical run is forthcoming.
Rhino/WMG will launch the soundtrack from Dio: Dreamers By no means Die within the fall.