The 3rd annual Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Ride and Concert benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund takes place this weekend on Sunday, May 7. And drummer Steven Adler plans an all-star jam, including playing Gun N’ Roses tracks.

“Steven Adler and Friends” will include Mike Devin (Whitesnake), Lita Ford, Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot), Patrick Stone (Budderside) and Jeff Pilson (Foreigner and former Dio guitarist), and will play Guns N' Roses hits. Ex-Guns guitarist Gilby Clarke is also expected to attend. 

Other artists playing include Dio Disciples, Lynch Mob, Eddie Money, Rough Cutt, The Loveless, Sonia Harley and No Small Children.

The event will see hundreds of riders gather at Harley Davidson of Glendale, California, for a journey that will take them through Los Angeles to Los Encinos Park, where they will be treated to an afternoon of live music, food, raffles along with a live auction including Quiet Riot, Black Sabbath and Red Hot Chili Peppers memorabilia.

Dio’s widow Wendy has told Classic Rock magazine: “The first year, we had 150 bikes and 500 people and last year we had 350 bikes and 1200 people. It grows every year – we are hoping for 500 bikes and 1500 people this year!”

She adds: “Ronnie's music and memory are still alive with his fans. He loved his fans and they love him back. His music was written for them.” Eddie Trunk will host the event.

For further information on this weekend’s event or to make a donation, visit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund website.

Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010 at the age of 67.

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