Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM News Reviews and More Watch The Latest Videos Buy KNAC T-shirts and More


KNAC.COM Recaps The 2022 BOWL FOR RONNIE

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 @ 6:47 AM


- advertisement -
Video and editing by Lindsay Ploegmakers, LINSMEDIA @linsmediaa
Interviews by Diego Gonzales @diegogonzalespictures Music by "Rock Dawg" – Def Lev
Location @PinzBowlingCenter Bowling Kitchen + Bar pinzla.com

The Bowl For Ronnie is an annual celebrity bowling tournament held at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California, hosted by broadcast personality Eddie Trunk. After 3 years of waiting due to the coronavirus pandemic this 2022 Bowl For Ronnie was yet again a sold-out event that honored the legacy of the Legendary Ronnie James Dio. Over $72,000 was raised for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org) this year. The Dio Cancer Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable fund formed in honor of Ronnie James Dio, who lost his life to stomach cancer on May 16, 2010. As we all know, cancer is a deadly disease that robs families of loved ones, and the fund is dedicated to support cancer prevention research, raise awareness, and educate the public with the focus that early detection and prevention saves lives.

The Dio Cancer Fund has committed funds to support the research of Dr. David Wong and his team at the UCLA School of Dentistry in developing a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer, which is in keeping with the Fund’s mission of cancer prevention, research and education. Dr Wong announced that he will name his laboratory at UCLA in Ronnie James Dio’s name!

The life of the late Steve Strange, one of the founding partners of international live music agency, X-Ray Touring, was celebrated by friends and colleagues. Strange, who passed away from cancer in September of 2021, was an avid bowler, and this year’s bowling event coincides with the first anniversary of his funeral last year. All of the trophies and medals awarded this year had Steve Strange’s photo as a tribute to him.

Eddie Trunk was speaking proudly of the DIO documentary: Dreamers Never Die (diodreamersneverdie.com). Ronnie James Dio's story transcends the standard rock documentary. Beautifully highlighting both his powerful voice and his gentle heart, DIO: Dreamers Never Die delves deep into the singer’s incredible rise from ’50s doo-wop crooner to his early rock days in ELF and RAINBOW, to replacing Ozzy Osbourne in BLACK SABBATH, and finally cementing his rockstar status with his own band, DIO. The first documentary to be authorized by the artist’s estate, the film incorporates never-before-seen footage and personal photos from Dio’s archives as well as offering intimate scenes with his closest peers, family, and friends, among them Wendy Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Glenn Hughes, Vinny Appice, Lita Ford, Rob Halford, Sebastian Bach, Eddie Trunk and Jack Black as they bring viewers inside the life of one of the most beloved figures in rock.

The attendees to the Bowl For Ronnie 2022 were first of all, Wendy Dio. But also included: Ronnie’s doctor during the cancer treatment Dr Sandeep Kapoor (co-founder Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund), Dr David Wong (UCLA COOR director), Jack Black (Tenacious D), DIO band members Bjorn Englen, Scott Warren and Simon Wright, Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Lita Ford, Jesse Hughes and Jennie Vee (Eagles of Death Metal), Mark Chaussee (Danzig), Roy Mayorga, Cesar Soto, Monte Pittman and John Bechdel (Ministry), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies), Tim “Ripper” Owens, Harry Conklin and Sean Peck (The Three Tremors), Dave “Chili” Moreno, Jason Cornwell, Chas West, Roy Z and Jimmy Burkhard (West Bound), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Chevy Metal), Tyler Connolly (Theory of a Deadman), actor/musician Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), guitarist Bobby Keller, Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs), Brett Scallions (Fuel), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Marty O’Brien (Daughtry), Star Fields (Sons of Anarchy), record producers Joe Barresi and Jay Ruston, singer Em Beihold, Ann Boleyn (Hellion), actors Al Coronel (The Last Ship) and Matt Duncan (DC4), Shawn Duncan (LA Guns, DC4), Abby Gennet (Slunt), DJ Will (KNAC), Ari Kamin (Adler’s Appetite), Julia Lage (Vixen), Howie Simon (Winger), Zak St. John and Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), entrepreneur Ahmet Zappa and his sister, actress Diva Zappa. Also playing for and cheering on the 95.5 KLOS Radio-sponsored team were KLOS air personalities Full Metal Jackie, Marci Wiser and Stew Herrera and Frank Kramer, Jordan Fitzpatrick and Johnny Ice from the Heidi and Frank morning show. Last but not least Dixie the Praying Dog and her owner Brian Calvert were bringing lots of smiles to this glorious event.


Back to Top

 

 

 Recent Features
Roots & Shoots: An Interview With JIM PETERIK Of WORLD STAGE
Let There Be Anarchy: An Interview With JEFF SCOTT SOTO Of ART OF ANARCHY
Triumphant: An Exclusive Interview With RIK EMMETT
Cause And Effect: An Exclusive Interview With TREV LUKATHER And NIC COLLINS Of THE EFFECT
Beyond Dreams: An Interview With MURIELLE Of THE GREAT ALONE
Against The Winds: An Exclusive Interview With JEFF PILSON Of REVOLUTION SAINTS
Warp Speed Warriors: An Exclusive Interview With ALICIA VIGIL Of DRAGONFORCE
Saints Will Conquer: An Exclusive Interview With JOEY VERA Of ARMORED SAINT
So Shall It Be: An Exclusive Interview With STET HOWLAND Of FREAKSHOW
We're Just One Under The Sun: An Exclusive Interview With FABIENNE ERNI And JONAS WOLF Of ILLUMISHADE
Shades Of Sorrow: An Exclusive Interview With Bassist/Vocalist FERNANDA LIRA Of CRYPTA
Hail To The Warriors: An Exclusive Interview With TODD MICHAEL HALL Of RIOT V
KNAC.COM Recaps The 2024 METAL HALL OF FAME Ceremony With Photos!
Who Wants To Live Forever: An Exclusive Interview With ERIK OLDON Of LORD DYING
Time To Rise: An Exclusive Interview With ANDERS "LA" RONNBLOM Of SOCIAL DISORDER
Sound & Fury: An Exclusive Interview With LENNY BRUCE of DUST BOLT
Those Were The Days: JUNKMAN's Classic 2010 Interview With OZZY OSBOURNE Now With Video!
Clear Cold Beyond: An Exclusive Interview With TONY KAKKO Of SONATA ARCTICA
Begin Again: An Exclusive Interview With PAULIE Z Of ZO2
Five Angry Men: An Exclusive Interview With DYMYTRY
I'll See You In December: An Interview With ZAC MALOY Of THE NIXONS



HOME | MAGAZINE | VIDS | STORE | HELP/POLICIES

©2024 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News