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Ronnie James Dio would’ve turned 79 this July 10. To celebrate his life, an all-star charity livestream event has just been announced.

The event benefitting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund kicks off at 2 PM PDT/5 PM EDT on RollingLiveStudios.com. Tickets for the event start at $15 with a number of merch bundles also available ranging from $25 to $350 that also include VIP virtual meet and greets.

Among the names set to appear during the event are Tony Iommi, Teddy ‘Zig Zag’ Andreadis, Carmine Appice, Vinny Appice, Michael Angelo Batio, Joey Belladonna, Chuck Billy, Gilby Clarke, Melody Cristea, Aynsley Dunbar, Frank Ferrer, Lita Ford, Glenn Hughes, Terry Ilous, LA metal band Liliac, Sean McNabb, Jeff Pilson, Rudy Sarzo, Glen Sobel, Lajon Witherspoon, and Brent Woods.

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