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  'RAINBOW IN THE DARK: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RONNIE JAMES DIO' TO BE PUBLISHED IN SPRING 2012
29th December 2011

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'Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography Of Ronnie James Dio', will be published in the spring of 2012 via MTV Books.

Ronnie's widow and manager, Wendy Dio revealed in a recent interview that the memoir was three-quarters written before the singer's death and that she had until June 2011 to finish it so that it could be released the following spring.

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"Everything Ronnie did, lyrics or anything, was always handwritten," Wendy told VH1 Classic Rock Nights. "He didn't do anything on the computer. So he would handwrite it and then he'd give it to me and then I'd give it to my assistant, she'd type it up. So that's how it went and, of course, I'd read it along the way and it's very, very interesting. It's just interesting the way his stories are; he was a storyteller. Ronnie was always a storyteller and it's just great stories."

'Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography Of Ronnie James Dio' was sold at auction to Jacob Hoye, Senior Director of Publishing at MTV Books, by Shawna Morey, in her first deal at Folio Literary Management, LLC.

Ronnie also leaves us perhaps his most important legacy, the Ronnie James Dio 'Stand Up And Shout' Cancer Fund, a non-profit charity founded by Wendy Dio, to fund and advocate for cancer research and screenings for society's underprivileged.

Ronnie passed away on May 16th 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer.


NOW AEROSMITH FANS CAN HAVE THEIR NAME IN FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.

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As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:



Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.







 


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