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Posted on August 13, 2010

It has been reported on METAL HAMMER’S WEBSITE that the editor of the mag, Alexander Milas, will bungee jump in aid of HEAVEN & HELL vocalist and all round metal legend Ronnie James Dio’s Stand Up And Shout for Cancer fund, which was set up in memory of Dio after he passed away from stomach cancer earlier this year.

Alex will be joined in his endeavour by members of Evile, who back in March vowed to bungee dressed as cowboys should they win the Metal Hammer Award they were nominated for. Evile will be raising money for the British Lung Foundation, in memory of their late bassist Mike Alexander.

“When Ol (Evile) first told me he wanted to jump off a bridge in a cowboy outfit, I thought: ‘wow, that sounds fucking idiotic – can I come?’” commented Milas, “So imagine my dismay when he later replied that he was actually serious. Why the cowboy outfits? I have no idea, but I figure if you’re going into battle with gravity, you might as well do it in style, and generate some cash for a charity in honour of one of the greatest heavy metal singers of all time, Ronnie James Dio. It’s my hope that with this act of sheer metallic tomfoolery, we can help raise some cash for a truly worth causes, the Stand Up And Shout Foundation for my part, and the British Lung Foundation in honour of the late, great Mike Alexander for Ol.”

To sponsor ALEXANDER MILAS, go to http://www.ronniejamesdio.com and donate, making sure to put JUMP4METAL in the subject or comments line.

To sponsor Ol Drake / Evile, go to http://www.justgiving.com/ol-jump4metal

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