At the Syracuse Area Music Hall Of Fame at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse.
The award will be accepted by Dio’s son, Dan Padavona.
“I was a rock fan and a huge fan of his music, especially Elf and Rainbow,” Padavona told Syracuse.com. “But most of what I knew was from reading in magazines. It was very surreal.”
According to Dan, he had a somewhat distant relationship with his father growing up after Dio and Padavona’s mother split when Padavona was four years old.
“I hope it’s a way to get closer to my father in his death than I did in his life,” he said of the award. “I’m sure he’d be very happy that I’m up there with Rock (David ‘Rock’ Feinstein of The Rods, who is Ronnie’s cousin) and a few of his closest friends.”
I miss Dio.