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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Brief Rock News Update

Update on Ronnie James Dio's condition from Wendy Dio

Picture: RJD at "The Pick of Destiny" Movie Premiere 

Wendy Dio late on Thursday 14th January posted this latest update on the Dio MySpace page, Ronnie's (James Dio) current situation following recent continued chemo treatments:

"After a few hiccups between Christmas and New Year’s, such as a blood clot, a trip to the emergency room, and a three day stay at the hospital, we had a quiet holiday spent with family and close friends. Ronnie and I just returned from Houston, where Ronnie had his third chemo treatment, and all seems to be going well. Ronnie and Simon Wright went to see Avatar, which he thought was amazing! He has also been writing more chapters for his book.

While at M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre on his second trip, he met a DIO fan named Carmen who has been having treatment every other day for a year, and is eagerly awaiting a bone marrow transplant. Ronnie and Carmen have become fast friends. Carmen is a very positive happy person whose existence, like Ronnie’s, depends heavily on music and sports. On the third trip, we also met his mom and sister, whose total support is so important to all cancer patients. They have become part of our family as well.

The support we get from all of our friends and fans is such a blessing to Ronnie and I.

Ronnie, Geezer (Butler), Tony (Iommi) and Vinny (Appice) will be doing some interviews in the upcoming weeks to be included in the new 30th anniversary Heaven and Hell DVD due out sometime this year.

We would like to thank Simon Wright, who has been such a help with everything and a good, good friend, of course our doctor at MD Anderson, Dr. Ajani, and especially our family doctor, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, without whose quick diagnosis and help with all the nurses and hospitals, we would be lost. His care and compassion is unwavering.

Thanks again to all of Ronnie’s friends and fans, and --- by the way ---- Ronnie has not lost any hair yet!

------ Wendy Dio"
Here's wishing you well Ronnie from the Chambers Of Rock right here. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
  It's NAMM Week!
It's NAMM showtime in Anaheim, CA and 2010 looks like being a great event full of great musicians and of course, the various musical equipment that allows them to do just what they do, thanks very often to great sponsorship / endorement deals.
The NAMM website is here for all you want to look into about the annual event:
The whole thing kicked off on Wednesday but there are great events planned and a list of events / shows is here:
Amongst many of the acts that will be there, Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger posted that they will be at NAMM on Friday. We're performing at the Taylor booth at 3:00, he said through MySpace and Facebook.
More details of all artist appearances can be found here:
See, I told you it was brief ... I need sleep!

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