Geezer Butler, Rita Haney Among Honorees at Ronnie James Dio Gala
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler and Dimebag Darrell's longtime love Rita Haney are among the honorees for the first annual Ronnie James Dio's Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Awards Gala.
The honorees will be feted at the organization's upcoming event, which takes place Nov. 1 at the Playboy Mansion, of all places. The bunny house is located in Holmby Hills, Calif., and Playmates will be on hand.
Those who want to attend (and support a good cause) will enjoy a gourmet dinner, a live band, silent auction and hang time with Playmates. There will be a tour of the famous grotto, too! Single tickets are priced at $750, while tables of 10 are $10,000.
Dio passed away from stomach cancer in May 2010. His presence is still missed in the hard rock scene but his legacy in music and in cancer research lives on.
Complete List of Honorees:
Founder, T.J. Martell Foundation
Man on the Silver Mountain Award
President, North America, Eagle Rock Entertainment
Rainbow in the Dark Award
Geezer Butler, Bassist, Black Sabbath / Heaven & Hell
King of Rock 'n Roll Award
Sandeep Kapoor, M.D.
Medical Director/Co-Founder, Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
Sacred Heart Award
President, Danny Zelisko Presents
Killing the Dragon Award
Founder, Dimebash (in memory of Dimebag Darrell)
Stand Up and Shout Award