Wendy Dio and Tenacious D have issued statements celebrating the band’s Grammy Award win for Best Metal Performance Sunday at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
The group were honored for their remake of Dio’s “The Last in Line” as featured on the 2014 Ronnie James Dio tribute album, “This Is Your Life.”
Tenacious D took home the prize ahead of fellow nominees Anthrax, Motorhead, Slipknot and Mastodon.
"We are so excited to see one of Ronnie's songs be awarded with a Grammy,” says wife/manager Wendy Dio. “As soon as Tenacious D were announced as winners, Jack Black called me in excitement to tell me that we won the award. My only regret is to not have Ronnie here in body to see this happen."
“This Grammy is all about Ronnie James Dio,” added Black and Kyle Gass. “We are so proud to have known Ronnie and this is just another testament to his greatness.”
Proceeds from “This Is Your Life” benefit The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, co-founded by Wendy Dio. The charity is dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention when dealing with this deadly disease.
Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010 at the age of 67.
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