Singer Oni Logan has shot down reports that he has left LYNCH MOB in order to focus on other projects, including his upcoming stint as one of the vocalists for DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to legendary heavy metal frontman Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO, HEAVEN HELL) and is fully supported by Dio‘s widow/manager, Wendy.
Commented Oni: “LYNCH MOB is on hiatus. For how long? I don’t know.
“Without getting long-winded, the truth is I haven’t left LYNCH MOB, I’m just taking the time in pursuing other projects that I would like to be a part of. I’m sure we’ll regroup somewhere down the road.
“Other projects… One being the DIO DISCIPLES U.S. tour dates that start on October 20th at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California as a guest vocalist.
“I had been asked by the band to join them in paying homage to Dio‘s music and legacy.
“I have many great memories of Ron. I first met him in 1989 in West Palm Beach, Florida. we had spoken for a couple of hours backstage, which led to the bar. By the end of the night, I told him that I was interested in coming out to California to catch the dream. His answer was, ‘Well, come to L.A. then.’ As easy as that. I couldn’t help but chuckle as to how easy he made the journey appear to me, but I did, I took his advice. It had been one of the best pieces of advice anyone has ever given me.
“As fate would have it, we would become family friends in sharing Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas holidays as well as Halloween and New Years Eve parties together. [It’s] sort of surreal to think about it now. He always was such a great host and organized the best New Year’s Eve parties every year. Those were, and still are, some great memories.
“Ron had such a great quality in how he was able to engage with people. No matter who you were, he always made you feel like you were the only person in the room. I believe this had been one of the reason why his arms had reached so many people across the globe.
“It’s an honor to have been asked to represent a friend’s legacy and music. I truly believe he would have wanted his songs to continue being celebrated in all four corners of the globe through his fans, fellow musicians, friends and family and loyal band members.
“We’ll all keep on singing his songs.”