Dio Hologram Performance Was Nerve-Racking For Simon Write


(Classic Rock) Dio drummer Simon Wright has described the experience of performing with a hologram of the late singer as "nerve-racking" - even though he couldn't see it from his position on stage.

The projection was debuted during the Dio Disciples' set at Wacken in Germany last month, and widow Wendy Dio later said it had reduced her to tears. A full tour is planned for next year. Ronnie James Dio died of cancer in 2010.

Wright tells Mitch Lafon: "In a way it helped that I couldn't see it and I could just see the light. It was pretty nerve-racking. I wanted to get it right and we wanted it to be good. I'm sure as we do more shows it'll get easier. I didn't have time for any emotion. I did see things afterwards and I thought it turned out brilliantly."

He continues: "Ronnie was always about spectacle, theatrics, dragons and everything like that. So I have a feeling that this is something he would have liked to see. I think it turned out pretty cool." Read more here.

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Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission.


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