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In Photos: Jack Black, Tom Morello, and more honor Dio at fourth annual Bowl for Ronnie event

Jack Black calls Dio the "greatest heavy metal singer of all time"

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Wendy Dio and Jack Black
Wendy Dio and Jack Black at the Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
  • Jack BlackJack Black at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
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  • Jack BlackJack Black at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
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  • Tom MorelloTom Morello at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
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  • Eddie Trunk, Wendy DioEddie Trunk, Wendy Dio at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
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  • Sonia HarleySonia Harley at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
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  • Bobby BlotzerBobby Blotzer at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
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  • Terry IlousTerry Ilous at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
  • Greg D'AngeloGreg D'Angelo at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
  • Eddie TrunkEddie Trunk at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
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  • Jack BlackJack Black at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
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  • James and Sadie St. Vincent with Wendy DioJames and Sadie St. Vincent with Wendy Dio at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
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  • Fuel's Brett Scallions and Abby GennetFuel's Brett Scallions and Abby Gennet at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
  • Louis Maldanado and Damon FoxLouis Maldanado and Damon Fox at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
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  • Jimmy Burkhard and Jason CornwellJimmy Burkhard and Jason Cornwell at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
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  • Eddie Trunk and Tom MorelloEddie Trunk and Tom Morello at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
  • Eddie Trunk, Wendy Dio, Tom MorelloEddie Trunk, Wendy Dio, Tom Morello at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
  • Jack BlackJack Black at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
  • Tom MorelloTom Morello at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
  • Geezer Butler, Eddie Trunk, Tom MorelloGeezer Butler, Eddie Trunk, Tom Morello at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
  • Tom MorelloTom Morello at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
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  • Gilby ClarkeGilby Clarke at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
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  • Tom MorelloTom Morello at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
  • Gilby ClarkeGilby Clarke at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
  • Jack BlackJack Black at Bowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana
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  • Bowl for Ronnie EventBowl for Ronnie Event, photo by Matt Akana

    The legacy of the late Ronnie James Dio continues to bring metal fans together eight years after his death, as evidenced by the showing at the fourth annual Bowl for Ronnie celebrity bowling tournament in Los Angeles last Thursday (October 25th).

    The charity event raises funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, which, in turn, raises awareness and funding for cancer research.

    Among the celebs and musicians who attended this year’s event at the Pinz Bowling Center were actor-musician Jack Black, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Black Sabbath legend Geezer Butler and more. Radio personality Eddie Trunk served as host, and guests were also greeted by Ronnie’s widow, Wendy Dio.

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    Heavy Consequence caught up with Jack Black, who named “Neon Nights”, “Heaven and Hell” and “Stand Up and Shout” among his favorite songs by Dio, who, of course, fronted Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own band, Dio. Black also mentioned “Last In Line”, which his band Tenacious D covered, earning the duo a Grammy a few years back.

    “You can go all the way through his whole career, and he brought magic over the decades over and over to so many bands,” Black also told us, adding that Dio was the “greatest heavy metal singer of all time.”

    Black concluded, “He brought operatic intensity to the genre … and put his indelible stamp on music history forever. And also, he was a righteous, beautiful guy. It was a great honor to have known him and be friends with him.”

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    See our photos from the 4th annual Bowl for Ronnie event below, and learn more about the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund here.

    Photo Gallery: Fourth Annual Bowl for Ronnie Celebrity Tournament (click to enlarge and scroll)

    All photos by Matt Akana (mattakana.com)

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