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3rd Annual Charity Bowling Tournament to Benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund at PINZ Bowling

Review and photos by Craig Newman

This year’s charity bowling on October 6, 2017 at the Studio City, California where the musicians and fans can interact for a good cause, have pizza and win prizes from the raffle for funding of the various cancers.

Members of last year’s winning team bowled again this year, among them Tom Morello, Jeff Scott Soto and Rock Feinstein.

This year new additions for attending on the red carpet and  bowling were Sebastian Bach, Ira Black (Lizzy Borden), Calico Cooper (Beasto Blanco, actress and daughter of Alice Cooper), Jimmy DeAnda, (Lynch Mob, Bullet Boys, Lies Deceit, Treachery), Mikkey Dee (Motörhead, Scorpions), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Star Fields (actor, Sons of Anarchy), Bob Kulick (KISS, Meat Loaf, W.A.S.P., Grammy-winning producer), Chris Latham (Beasto Blanco), Roy Z (Halford), Mike Sweda (Bullet Boys and Lies, Deceit & Treachery), Shane Tesheart (Lies, Deceit & Treachery), Lonnie Vincent (Bullet Boys and Lies, Deceit & Treachery), guitarist Brent Woods and Ahmet Zappa, Steven Adler (formerly of Guns N’ Roses), Doug Aldrich (Dio), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Vinny Appice (Dio), Phil Buckman (Fuel), Jimmy Burkhard (Billy Idol), Fred Coury (Cinderella), Robbie Crane and Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, Juan Croucier (Ratt), Christine Devine (Fox 11 News), Shawn Duncan and Matt Duncan of DC4, Marc Ferrari (Cold Sweat), Dio Disciples members Bjorn Englen, Simon Wright, Scott Warren and Joe Retta, Chris Hager (Rough Cutt), Sonia Harley, Rita Haney, Marty O’Brien, Dave “Chili” Moreno (Puddle of Mudd), Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Budderside members Colin Reid, Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4), Rich Sacco, Michael Stone and Patrick Stone, Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), and Chas West joined the fun.

The charity presented a check for $25,000 to the UC Regents for Dr. David Wong’s Cancer Research also announcing by 2019 that cancer detection can be done saliva than the probing which will still be used.

And a big thanks to Wendy Dio, the staff at Niji Entertainment and all of those behind the scene for making these events available to the public.



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