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Dio was one of the great heavy metal acts of all time, renowned for amazing explosive live shows when the cranked-to-eleven amplification supercharged events as much as the pyrotechnics.
The renowned guitarist played with both Def Leppard and The Last In Line at this year's Download.
Of the new hologram, Dio's widow Wendy says: “I'm much happier with the new one. It's a million times better."
Ronnie James Dio rides again with the announcement of the ‘Dio Returns’ hologram tour that pairs the late metal legend with his old Dio bandmates.
Also in Encino, California, last year's Ride brought in over $50,000 for the Dio Cancer Fund.
The auction features 666 items in total including a Charvel guitar, a painting and numerous items of clothing.
Artists taking part include the son of Slash and the daughter of Alice Cooper.
Belfast-born Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has been appointed as an ambassador for palliative care charity Northern Ireland Hospice.
After news that Roy Orbison's hologram tour will visit the UK in April 2017, Ronnie James Dio will return in a similar way, and Frank Zappa could be next.
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Def Leppard lead guitarist Vivian Campbell, who has also played with Dio and Whitesnake, is to receive the Oh Yeah award in his native Northern Ireland