Dio Disciples

TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS Performs JUDAS PRIEST, DIO Classics With RED SUN RISING

TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS Performs JUDAS PRIEST, DIO Classics With RED SUN RISING

Singer Tim “Ripper” Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DIO DISCIPLES) joined RED SUN RISING, a fully independent rock band from Akron, on stage on August 30 at the Rockin’ On The River festival in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to perform several JUDAS PRIEST and DIO classics. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. In a recent interview wity J. Thorn, Owens was asked what it is like playing in DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James…

TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS: ‘I’m Not Sure If LEMMY Will Ever Die’

TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS: ‘I’m Not Sure If LEMMY Will Ever Die’

J. Thorn recently conducted an interview with powerhouse vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. J. Thorn: What’s it like playing in DIO DISCIPLES? Owens: It’s an honor. It’s emotional every night. I feel it every time I step on the stage. There’s something special about playing with Ronnie‘s [James Dio] bandmates and I was his friend. Wendy [Dio, Ronnie's widow/manager] is such a great person and Ronnie was a great…

DIO DISCIPLES: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of São Paulo Concert

DIO DISCIPLES: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of São Paulo Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of DIO DISCIPLES‘ June 15 concert at Carioca Club in São Paulo, Brazil can be seen below. The group, which pays tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO, HEAVEN HELL) and is fully supported by Dio‘s widow/manager, Wendy, currently consists of the following musicians: * Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) – Vocals * Oni Logan (LYNCH MOB) – Vocals * Craig Goldy (DIO) – Guitar * Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) – Bass…

DIO DISCIPLES Featuring MARK BOALS, ONI LOGAN: Footage From ‘Monsters Of Rock’ Cruise

DIO DISCIPLES Featuring MARK BOALS, ONI LOGAN: Footage From ‘Monsters Of Rock’ Cruise

Due to “unforeseen circumstances,” singer Tim “Ripper” Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) was unable to join his bandmates in DIO DISCIPLES on the Monsters Of Rock cruise, which embarked on its second voyage March 16 and returned four days later. Filling in for Owens in DIO DISCIPLES on the Monsters Of Rock cruise was former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ROYAL HUNT and ULI JON ROTH vocalist Mark Boals. Fan-filmed video footage of DIO DISCIPLES‘ performance can be seen below. DIO DISCIPLES is the group which…

CRAIG GOLDY Says DIO DISCIPLES Is ‘Really Not A For-Profit Thing’

CRAIG GOLDY Says DIO DISCIPLES Is ‘Really Not A For-Profit Thing’

Dave Reffett of GuitarWorld.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist Craig Goldy. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. GuitarWorld.com: How did the idea for the DIO DISCIPLES come about? Craig: Ronnie [James Dio] was family to us, and he was family to me. When a main family member passes away, the family members left behind often a couple of times throughout the year, try to keep the loved one’s memory alive. Ronnie was family to the whole world, so there was a…

Singer TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS Unable To Join DIO DISCIPLES On ‘Monsters Of Rock’ Cruise

Singer TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS Unable To Join DIO DISCIPLES On ‘Monsters Of Rock’ Cruise

Due to “unforeseen circumstances,” singer Tim “Ripper” Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will not be able to join his bandmates in DIO DISCIPLES on the Monsters Of Rock cruise, which will embark on its second voyage March 16 and return four days later. Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this cruise will visit the private island of CocoCay, plus Nassau, Bahamas with a rockin’ bonus day at sea. Ripper says: “I am still in [DIO DISCIPLES] and we will be celebrating the great [Ronnie…

DIO DISCIPLES Bassist BJORN ENGLEN Interviewed On ‘The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show’

DIO DISCIPLES Bassist BJORN ENGLEN Interviewed On ‘The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show’

Eric Blair of “The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show” conducted an interview with Bjorn Englen (born Björn Erik Englén in Växjö, Sweden), the bass player for SOUL SIGN, DIO DISCIPLES and TONY MACALPINE, at this past Saturday’s (December 1) Icons Idols-Rock ‘N’ Roll Auction at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. You can now watch the chat below. DIO DISCIPLES is the project featuring former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar), Scott Warren (keyboards) and Rudy Sarzo. The group pays tribute to…

DIO DISCIPLES: Pro-Shot Footage From U.K.’s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

DIO DISCIPLES: Pro-Shot Footage From U.K.’s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival

Professionally filmed video footage of DIO DISCIPLES‘ August 10 performance at this year’s edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom can be seen below. DIO DISCIPLES is the project featuring former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar), Scott Warren (keyboards) and Rudy Sarzo alongside singers Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and Toby Jepson (LITTLE ANGELS, GUN). The group pays tribute to the Ronnie James Dio and is fully supported…

DIO DISCIPLES Performs At Ripper Owens Tap House; Video Available

DIO DISCIPLES Performs At Ripper Owens Tap House; Video Available

Fan-filmed video footage of DIO DISCIPLES — the project featuring former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) — performing on November 11 at Ripper Owens Tap House in Akron, Ohio can be seen below.     The group, which pays tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO, HEAVEN HELL) and is fully supported by Dio‘s widow/manager, Wendy, currently consists of the following musicians: * Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH)…

DIO DISCIPLES: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Las Vegas Concert

DIO DISCIPLES: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Las Vegas Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of DIO DISCIPLES — the project featuring former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) — performing on October 26 at the Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas, Nevada can be seen below.     The group, which pays tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO, HEAVEN HELL) and is fully supported by Dio‘s widow/manager, Wendy, currently consists of the following musicians: * Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED…

DIO DISCIPLES: New Video Interview With ONI LOGAN, BJORN ENGLEN

DIO DISCIPLES: New Video Interview With ONI LOGAN, BJORN ENGLEN

Shockwave Magazine recently conducted an interview with DIO DISCIPLES‘ newest members, vocalist Oni Logan (also of LYNCH MOB) and bassist Bjorn Englen (formerly of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). You can now watch the chat below.     DIO DISCIPLES is the project featuring former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards). The band kicked off its North American tour on October 20 at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California. The group, which pays tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James…

New DIO DISCIPLES Lineup: More Video Footage Of North American Tour Kick-Off Available

New DIO DISCIPLES Lineup: More Video Footage Of North American Tour Kick-Off Available

DIO DISCIPLES — the project featuring former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar) and Scott Warren(keyboards) — kicked off its North American tour this past Saturday night (October 20) at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California. More fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.     The group, which pays tribute to legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO, HEAVEN HELL) and is fully supported by Dio‘s widow/manager, Wendy, currently consists of the following musicians:…