DIO DISCIPLES – featuring the lineup of singer Tim “Ripper” Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ICED EARTH), singer Oni Logan (LYNCH MOB), guitarist Craig Goldy (DIO), bassist Bjorn Englen (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), keyboardist Scott Warren (DIO,HEAVEN & HELL) and drummer Simon Wright (DIO, AC/DC, UFO) have just announced 2013 Dio Disciples South American Tour.
8 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – El Teatro Flores
15 – Rio de Janiero, Brazil – Rival Theater
16 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Carioca Club
More dates to be added very soon.
Former DIO members Scott Warren (keyboards) and Jimmy Bain (bass; also ex-RAINBOW) make guest appearances on “Imagine Me Alive”, the debut album from SLEDGE LEATHER, the new band featuring former CHASTAIN singer Leather Leone. The CD is available by sending $10 via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Imagine Me Alive” recording lineup:
* Leather Leone (CHASTAIN, MALIBU BARBI, RUDE GIRL) – Vocals
* Sandy Sledge (RUDE GIRL, WARBRIDE, MALIBU BARBI, WEAPONSVAN) – Drums
* Scott Warren (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) – Keyboards
* Jimmy Bain (DIO, RAINBOW) – Bass
* Matthias Weisheit – Guitar
A brand new audio interview with Leather in which she talks about the making of “Imagine Me Alive” has been been posted at RockOverAmerica.com:
* Interview Part 1
* Interview Part 2
A five-minute preview of the forthcoming concert DVD from SLEDGE LEATHER , can be seen below. The footage was filmed at last year’s edition of the Keep It True XIV festival, which was held April 29-30, 2011 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. Performing alongside Leather at the show were MALIBU BARBI drummer Sandy Sledge, bassist Betsey Stephens and guitarist Brett Baugh (who has since left the group). The setlist contained a lot of CHASTAIN classics, songs from Leather‘s solo album and brand new songs.
A review of the forthcoming DVD can be found on the RockOverAmerica.com web site. Source: Blabbermouth.net