LATE MUSIC AGENT STEVE STRANGE TO BE HONORED BY COLLEAGUES AT “BOWL FOR RONNIE” BOWLING PARTY  ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 TO BENEFIT

RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND

Event Hosted by Broadcast Personality Eddie Trunk

at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California

To Raise Awareness and Funds for Cancer Charity

Is Now Sold Out!

The life of the late Steve Strange, one of the founding partners of international live music agency, X-Ray Touring, will be celebrated by friends and colleagues at the BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. 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.

Steve Strange was a legendary figure within the music industry, personally representing Eminem, Coldplay, Queens of the Stone Age, Snow Patrol, Alice in Chains, Jimmy Eat World, Kodaline Rob Zombie and countless other artists during his more than 30-year industry career.  Strange’s company, X-Ray Touring, will be sponsoring a bowling lane at the BOWL FOR RONNIE as a gathering place to honor his life and legacy.

The Dio Cancer Fund will be inaugurating the new Steve Strange Award to be given to the individual celebrity bowler with the highest overall bowling score. This new award will join the Dean Schachtel Award, named for the late Dio Cancer Fund board member, which has been awarded each year to the individual bowler with the highest overall score. All of the trophies and medals awarded this year will bear Steve Strange’s photo as a further tribute to him.

Steve Strange of X-Ray Touring

The BOWL FOR RONNIE, which returns after a three-year hiatus due to covid, will once again be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM’s 103 Faction Talk channel.

Celebrities planning to participate this year include Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine); Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Chevy Metal); Adam Jones (Tool) and Luke Spillar (The Struts), who will join Eddie Trunk on his celebrity bowling team, Graham Bonnett and his band members Beth-Ami Heavenstone, Conrado Pesinato and Kyle Hughes; Ministry members Al Jourgensen, Liz Walton, Roy Mayorga, Cesar Soto, Monte Pittman, John Bechdel and Paul D’Amour; Mark Chaussee (Danzig); Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses, Adler’s Appetite); Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies); Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.); T-Bone Anderssen (Gov’t Mule); Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne); Chuck Billy (Testament); Ann Boleyn (Hellion); Phil Buckman and Brett Scallions of Fuel; Calico Cooper and Chris Latham (Beasto Blanco/Alice Cooper); Matt Duncan (Armored Saint); Shawn Duncan (LA Guns, DC4); Lita Ford; Tracii Guns and Johnny Martin of LA Guns; Abby Gennet (Slunt); Ritchie Kotzen (Winery Dogs); Patrick Kennison (Lita Ford); Sean McNabb of Lynch Mob; Marty O’Brien (Daughtry); Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats); Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders); DJ Will (KNAC); Howie Simon (Winger); Michael Spencer (Flotsam & Jetsam); Patrick Stone (Budderside); Dave “Chili” Moreno, Jason Cornwell, Chas West, Jimmy Burkhard and Roy Z of West Bound; Nikki Stringfield (The Iron Maidens); Ahmet Zappa; Diva Zappa; Tim “Ripper” Owens, Casey Trask, David Garcia, Harry Conklin, Sean Elg, and Sean Peck of The Three Tremors featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens; Craig Goldy, Simon Wright, Rowan Robertson, Scott Warren and Bjorn Englen of the Dio Band; Jenny Vee and Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal; singers Em Beihold and Vasco Rossi; guitarist Bobby Keller; drummer Zak St. John and actors Star Fields (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Vera Vanguard.

Also playing for and cheering on the 95.5 KLOS Radio-sponsored team will be 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.

 

Auctions on eBay for places on both Eddie Trunk’s and KLOS Radio’s bowling teams have just closed, and the winners are being notified to make their plans to attend and compete.

Highlights of 2019’s BOWL FOR RONNIE can be viewed here:

https://youtu.be/oK2YrcoZBpA

The BOWL FOR RONNIE, an evening of fun, food, a raffle drawing for prizes and memorabilia. and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies, kicks off at 6:30 PM with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. The Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California. This year’s event is now officially sold out.

100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL FOR RONNIE will go to the Dio Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), which is now in its 12th year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.

 

WHO:     The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

WHAT:   BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Charity Bowling Tournament

WHERE: Pinz Bowling Center, 12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, California

WHEN:   Thursday, November 17, 2022 – 6:30-11:00pm / VIP Pre-Party 6:30-8:30pm

WHY:      To raise funds for cancer research.

 

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was formed in memory of the legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who lost his life to gastric cancer in 2010.  A privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised over $2 million in its history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects. 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.

For more information, visit:  www.diocancerfund.org

 

For further information, please contact:

For The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund,

Sharon Weisz, W3 Public Relations,

323-934-2700, w3pr@yahoo.com

www.w3publicrelations.com

 

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