Lita Ford to Play & Auction Custom DIO Guitar at ROCK FOR RONNIE on May 19

The ROCK FOR RONNIE “Year of the Dragon” Concert Celebration, an afternoon of rock music and fun for the entire family, will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2024, 11AM to 6PM at the Lou Bredlow Pavilion at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills, CA. Headlining the ROCK FOR RONNIE event will be heavy metal veterans Quiet Riot.

ROCK FOR RONNIE will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (, founded in memory of the late singer who succumbed to gastric cancer in 2010. This year’s ROCK FOR RONNIE will be a General Admission event, free to the public.  Radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM’s 103 Faction Talk channel, will once again host.

Also on the bill will be Dio Disciples, southern rock band Jason Charles Miller, Billy McNicol, X-COMM and a surprise-filled jam by Eddie Trunk’s All-Star Band. Expected to participate are noted musicians including vocalists/guitarists Lita Ford, Abby Gennett (Slunt), Brett Scallions (Fuel); guitarists Doug Aldrich (Dio, Dead Daisies, Whitesnake), Marc Ferrari (Keel), Tracii Guns (LA Guns), Patrick Kennison (Lita Ford), Robert Sarzo (Hurricane); bass players Martin Anderson (Lita Ford), Julia Lage (Vixen) and Marty O’Brien (Daughtry, Lita Ford); vocalists Dewey Bragg (Kill Devil Hill), Andry Lagiou, Keith Saint John (Montrose, Kingdom Come), Patrick Stone (Budderside), Neil Turbin; keyboard player Dennis Atlas (QRST, Rock the Vault), drummers Ronnie Ciago (BrandX, Circa), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), Daniel Bermudez (Wilt) and Brian Tichy (Whitesnake) and sax player Scott Page (Pink Floyd, Toto, Supertramp), among others.

Rock icon Lita Ford has arranged with PBS Guitar Builder to the Stars Jim Cara ( to create a one-of-a-kind DIO/Dio Cancer Fund custom guitar, which she will play in her All-Star Band appearance, sign and make available for auction. The DIO logo on this unique instrument lights up. Cara is recognized for creating some of the most photographed specialty guitars for artists such as Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley of Kiss and Brad Gillis of Night Ranger.

Check out of Quiet Riot coverage from DAY 1 of the M3 Rock Festival and check back soon for full event coverage. Additional details on tickets and location can be found here.

News Posted on 5/16/2024