The official Ronnie James Dio documentary — Dio: Dreamers Never Die — will run in cinemas globally for two days on September 28th and October 2nd. According to the film’s announcement, executive produced by Dio’s widow and longtime manager, Wendy Dio, and fully authorized by the artist’s estate, “Dio: Dreamers Never Die delves deep into the singer’s incredible rise from a ’50s doo-wop crooner to his early rock days in Elf and Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, to replacing Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, and finally cementing his rock star status with his own band, DIO.”

Along with never-before-seen footage and a clutch of personal photos, among the Dio insiders interviewed in the doc are Wendy Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Glenn Hughes, Vinny Appice, Lita Ford, Rob Halford, Sebastian Bach, Eddie Trunk, and Jack Black.

In addition to the feature-length film, this special cinema event will also include “a hand-picked selection of outtakes from the cutting room floor, creating an experience that is exclusive only to fans in attendance.” For ticket info, log on to:

Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer on May 16th, 2010 at the age of 67.


  • Ronnie James Dio replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath in 1979.
  • The Dio-fronted lineup of Sabbath disbanded in 1982 but reunited a decade later to record Dehumanizer and tour before going on hiatus again.
  • The group came together again in 2006 to record three new songs for Rhino’s era-spanning collection, Black Sabbath: The Dio Years. The collaboration led to a highly anticipated world tour in 2007 where the group was billed as Heaven And Hell.
  • The band’s final album of new material was 2009’s The Devil You Know.

CHECK IT OUT: The Hear N’ Aid clip from the Dio: Dreamers Never Die doc: