By now many of you are hearing of our new Rock Iconz® project for Ronnie James Dio. To say it’s a great honor and privilege to be working with Ronnie’s family and friends at the Niji Entertainment Group would be the understatement of the year. While there is much excitement here about this new statue, it’s not without mixed emotion. It was not a matter of “if” we would try to get w/ Ronnie to create a limited edition piece for our Rock Iconz Series it was just “when.” One of last internal meetings on new projects was after Thanksgiving 2009. At that time we had just learned on RJDs illness so we thought it best to wait for his recovery to approach Niji for a project. As we now know, Ronnie was very sick w/ his cancer and that recovery would not come.
Most of us here at KnuckleBonz were onto Dio early with the first Rainbow records. Ronnie’s soaring vocals and unrivaled talent on top of the mystical elements of that band were a one-of-a kind combo. We never left Ronnie’s music from that point on and we never will.
Will be blogging here as regularly as we can to give you updates on the production…more soon.
PS – Portions of our proceeds from the sales of this limited edition statue at www.knucklebonz.com will go to the Ronnie James Dio "Stand Up and Shout" Cancer Fund . . .