DIO Guitarist ROWAN ROBERTSON Teaches You How To Play 'Lock Up The Wolves' Title Track (Video) Tuesday May 26 2020, 6:14 PM
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DIO Guitarist ROWAN ROBERTSON Teaches You How To Play 'Lock Up The Wolves' Title Track (Video)

Former   DIO   guitarist   Rowan Robertson   has uploaded a video to his   YouTube   channel where he shows you how to play the title track of the band's   "Lock Up The Wolves"   album. Check out the clip below.

Two years ago,   Rowan   said that he "would love" to release songs that were written during the sessions for   "Lock Up The Wolves"   that didn't make the final record.

Robertson , who was 17 years old when he joined   Ronnie James Dio , was asked by   The Metal Voice   if he would be interested in making the unreleased recordings available to the legendary singer's fans.

"There's two songs which were just done on a boombox in rehearsal," he said. "And I just really would like to get permission from management, 'cause I don't wanna get in trouble. I'd love them to be out there, but I think after   Ronnie 's gone, he's not here to say, 'Don't play anyone that.' You know what I mean?"

In a 2015 interview,   Robertson   said that he played the two songs in question — which were apparently titled   "Hell Wouldn't Take Her"   and   "The River Between Us"   — for   Ronnie 's widow and manager   Wendy Dio   and that she thought the quality wasn't "good enough" to release them.

Rowan   was also asked by   The Metal Voice   for his opinion on the ongoing   "Dio Returns: The World Tour" , which features a hologram of   Ronnie James Dio   backed by some of his   DIO   bandmates.

"I think it's great," the guitarist said. "I think it keeps his memory alive, and I don't see any problem with it at all. I think it's great."

In the late 1980s,   Robertson   heard that   Ronnie James Dio   was looking for a new guitarist. He sent a tape to the record company   Phonogram . After six months of waiting, he got a reply that stated that at that moment they were not interested in him. At the encouragement of his friend and fellow guitarist   Sean Manning   ( HURRICANE ), the tenacious   Robertson   then contacted the   DIO   fan club who then asked him to send his demo tape to them.

Robertson   got a great response from   DIO   after receiving the demo through the fan-club channels. In late January or early February 1989,   Robertson   was flown to Los Angeles for an audition with   DIO . He was auditioned twice. Immediately after the second audition, he was invited to join the band. The press release for the addition of   Robertson   to   DIO   was sent out on July 18, 1989 and the press was invited to meet the newest   DIO   guitarist on July 20, 1989 at Oliver's Pub in New York City.

The first   DIO   album   Robertson   started working on with   DIO   was   "Lock Up The Wolves" . These sessions included   Jimmy Bain ,   Vinny Appice   and   Jens Johansson . The band had already begun writing and recording when   Jimmy Bain   and   Vinny Appice   were suddenly excused from the band. They were replaced with   Teddy Cook   and former   AC/DC   drummer   Simon Wright .

"Lock up the Wolves"   was released in 1990, and the band embarked on a tour in support of the album.

Robertson   stayed with   DIO   until   Ronnie James Dio   rejoined   BLACK SABBATH   in 1991.

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