Tim “Ripper” Owens has once again defended DIO DISCIPLES’ decision to go on the road with a hologram of Ronnie James Dio, saying that he is only doing it to “celebrate” the legendary heavy singer’s “life and music.”
“I’ll hear people say, ‘Oh, someone’s making money.’ No, someone — Wendy Dio — is spending tons of money to try to make fans happy,” he continued. ” We don’t do it for the money. I get paid more doing solo stuff, but I love it. I love Wendy and Ronnie was a friend, so we just love doing it and celebrating Ronnie’s life and music.”