Wendy Dio aware of a few unreleased songs from Ronnie James Dio including from ‘Holy Diver’ era
Ronnie James Dio‘s widow Wendy Dio was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay from Canada’s The Metal Voice.
Wendy Dio was asked whether there was any unreleased original material of Ronnie James Dio to which she replied (as transcribed by The Metal Voice): “There are a few that I know of. One he was writing with Doug Aldrich before he passed away. There is one I have that was written in the Holy Diver days which Ronnie decided that we wasn’t going to put on the album. And then there was two maybe three songs that he was writing with Craig Goldy on the Magica 2.”
In terms of the long anticipated autobiography / biography about Ronnie James Dio, Wendy Dio advised: “When I was in London last week I met with publishers, it’s on the way now, it think it should be out by late 2019. Ronnie wrote the book up until the middle of Rainbow years. What I would like to do is continue it by taking interviews he has done with several people so it is still in his own words all the way through. Also interview people that have been on the road with him, band mates, bands that have supported Ronnie or bands that feel that Ronnie has influenced their lives. The book will include explanations of lyrics and I also have another thought in mind and I haven’t approached it yet I thought of doing an illustrative book of lyrics, in a medieval theme.”
Interview by The Metal Voice with Wendy Dio:
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