In September he confirmed the offshoot act would make original music their late frontman would approve of – but that they’d bring their sound up-to-date. He also said they aim to release it next summer.
Goldy tells Loudwire: “It’s original material, but it will also be music written in such a way that I think Ronnie would be proud of. I made a promise to fans at his first memorial, because of the relationship that him and I had that I’ve learned enough.
“You don’t work side by side with a man like him that long and some of it doesn’t rub off. So I made a promise that any time I do something original, I’ll do it in such a way that I hope that I can make Ronnie proud.
“Some of the music that we’ve written for this project, the first words out of Wendy Dio‘s mouth were, ‘Wow, Ronnie would be really proud,’ so I think we’re on the right track.”
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Further details will be released in due course.
Former Dio guitarist Vivian Campbell recently admitted he’d have worked with Dio again if manager Wendy wasn’t on the scene – as she was not “musical” enough to understand that the band were a “creative unit”. He also previously said Dio’s widow didn’t give her blessing to his spinoff project Last In Line.
Campbell said: “When we first started doing Last In Line, she said something along the lines of, ‘Ronnie would be spinning in his grave.’ So there you go.”