Monday, March 7, 2005

Hear N Aid Screams Back Into Consciousness

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Some of the biggest names in heavy metal will soon be screaming and squealing for charity.

Metal legend Ronnie James Dio is currently organizing a charity project called Hear N Aid 2 to raise money for Children Of The Night, a group that rescues children at risk of becoming sex workers.

Dio did a similar project in 1985 to benefit African famine relief that featured performances by members of Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Journey and Spinal Tap singing a song called “Stars.”

Now, he hopes to attract those entertainers and others to perform on the new charity package, which will also include a DVD of the original Hear N Aid held in 1985.

Dio says he has strong empathy for teenage runaways because he figures many of them left home “because they wanted to be a rock singer like me.”

Currently, Dio is scrambling around to finish the project but hopes to have everything complete by April so the new album can be released by May 20, the 20th anniversary of the original Hear N Aid recording session.

In addition, Dio is busy promoting his latest recording, a live album called Evil Or Divine.

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