Ronnie James Dio Autobiography and Tribute Album and Concerts Planned

(Gibson) Last Friday at Dimebash 2010 on West Hollywood's Sunset Strip, Ronnie James Dio's "Stand Up and Shout" Cancer Fund raised over $10,000. It was a good day for reflection and celebration for Wendy Dio, Ronnie's widow, who runs the charity.

Speaking with Eric Blair of BlairingOut.com, she provided an update on the status of her husband's unfinished autobiography. "The book is three-quarters written," she said. "I'm gonna finish it. I have a book deal already. I have to finish it by June, and it will come out in early 2012."

Dio also revealed that she would be gathering her husband's friends from the music industry for a tribute album and a series of concerts in New York, London and Los Angeles early next year to raise money for the fund. She described the tributes as "a celebration of life." - more on this story

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