It’s nearly time once again for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund’s annual Ride for Ronnie, which is in it’s fourth year now! This year’s event will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2018. The ride from Harley-Davidson of Glendale, CA to Los Encinos Park in Encino, CA will raise awareness and funds for cancer prevention, and research for a cure. The afternoon concert in the park will be hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, and feature live music from the various artists listed below. Last year’s Ride raised over $40,000 for the Dio Cancer Fund!
Tommy Ramone (born Tom Erdelyi) died on Friday night, July 11, 2014. His family noted the cause of death as “cancer of the bile duct,” according to the New York Times. Erdelyi was the original drummer for the Ramones, as well as a producer on later albums. The Ramones are respected by many as one of the most important bands of the punk movement, as well as forefathers of heavy music. The other three members of the Ramones died between the years of 2001-2004. The original members of the band had never reconciled. Continue reading →