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May052017

Eddie Money says this Sunday's Ride for Ronnie charity concert will be "a really good show"

Courtesy of Ronnie James Dio Stand Up & Shout Cancer FundThe third annual Ride for Ronnie Motorcycle Rally and Concert paying tribute to late Black Sabbath, Rainbow and Dio singer Ronnie James Dio takes place this Sunday, May 7. The event, which benefits the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, kicks off with a celebrity motorcycle ride from Glendale to Encino, followed by a rock concert at Encino's Los Encinos Park featuring Eddie Money, an all-star jam led by ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler and more.

Money, whose wife is close friends with Dio's widow, Wendy, has performed at all of the Ride for Ronnie events.

"Ronnie was always great, man, and what an entertainer," Eddie tells ABC Radio. "And Wendy's such a sweetheart, and she misses her husband so much."

As for what he plans to sing, Money says, "I'll be doing songs like 'Baby Hold On,' 'Two Tickets to Paradise,' 'Take Me Home Tonight,' 'I Wanna Go Back,' 'Gimme Me Some Water.' It should be a really good show."

Money adds that he's also excited about some of the other acts performing at the show, including Lynch Mob, Dio Disciples and Lita Ford. Ford is among the artists who will join the Adler-led jam, which will include performances of some Guns N' Roses tunes.

The event also will include silent and live auctions featuring various pieces of collectible memorabilia. Eddie is contributing a jacket from his 2000 Millennium tour.

"It's fantastic," say Money. "It's leather, it's really long. It's really a cool jacket."

Wendy co-founded the Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund after her husband's death from stomach cancer in 2010. The organization supports cancer prevention research, and also raises awareness and educates people about the disease.

Visit DioCancerFund.org/events for more info about the Ride for Ronnie benefit.

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