Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford, Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale and ex-Van Halen vocalist Sammy Hagar have joined the lineup for the upcoming Ronnie James Dio virtual birthday celebration.
As previously reported, the online event takes place July 10, which would’ve marked the late metal icon’s 79th birthday. It’ll feature a variety of performances, interviews and “special birthday messages” from the participating artists.
Other newly added guests include Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Tenacious D, Sebastian Bach, and longtime Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee.
They join previously announced artists including Black Sabbath‘s Tony Iommi, Sevendust‘s Lajon Witherspoon, Deep Purple‘s Glenn Hughes, Testament‘s Chuck Billy, current GN’R drummer Frank Ferrer, former GN’R guitarist Gilby Clarke, Lita Ford, drumming brothers Carmine and Vinnie Appice, and various alums of the Dio band.
The event will air via the streaming platform Rolling Live Studios. It’ll raise money for the Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, a charity founded in Dio’s memory following his death from stomach cancer.
For all ticket info, visit RollingLiveStudios.com/Dio.
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