Scott Warren

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Scott Warren
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Warren performing in 2012
Background information
Born (1962-11-03) November 3, 1962 (age 56)
Chicago, Illinois
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock
Occupation(s)Musician
Instruments Keyboards, piano, harmonica, guitar, vocals
Associated acts Dio
Warrant
Heaven & Hell
Black Sabbath
Keel
Berlin

Scott Warren (born November 3, 1962) is an American musician known for being the latest keyboardist for heavy metal band Dio [1] and Heaven & Hell.

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

Dio (band) American heavy metal band

Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member Vinny Appice, the band's drummer. The name Dio was chosen because it made sense from a commercial standpoint, as the name was already well known at that time.

Heaven & Hell (band) American band

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Scott is a self taught keysman, he began playing at age 6. Later he was trained professionally at Dick Grove School of Music. [2]

Scott Warren was a member of the groups Warrant, Keel and Berlin.

Warrant (American band) rock band from the United States

Warrant is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, that experienced success from 1988 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their 2× platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, and one of its singles, "Heaven," reached No. 1 in Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band continued its success in the early 1990s with the 2× platinum album Cherry Pie which provided the hit album titled song and music video.

Keel is an American heavy metal band founded in 1984 in Los Angeles, California. They are known for their rock anthem "The Right to Rock." The band was active until 1989, with a brief reunion in 1998. Keel reunited again in 2008 and toured in 2009 for their 25th anniversary.

Berlin (band) American synthpop band

Berlin is an American new wave band originally formed in Orange County, California. The band gained mainstream-commercial success with singles including "Sex ", "No More Words" and the chart-topping "Take My Breath Away" from the 1986 film Top Gun. Band members included John Crawford, Terri Nunn (vocals), David Diamond (keyboards), Ric Olsen (guitar), Matt Reid (keyboards) and Rod Learned (drums).

Today Scott Warren is part of Dio Disciples, which includes surviving members of the final line-up of Dio, along with former Lynch Mob vocalist Oni Logan. He also plays in the band Hellion, alongside fellow Dio Disciples member Simon Wright.

Oni Logan is a hard rock vocalist. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was raised from less than a year old in the United States. He is best recognized as the original lead vocalist of the band Lynch Mob, having first joined the band in 1990, only to leave after the release of the first album. He rejoined in the late 2000s but subsequently left and rejoined several times, his most recent exit coming in early 2018.

Dio

Scott joined Dio to play keyboards on the Strange Highways release in 1994. Warren stayed in the band until Dio's death in 2010 from stomach cancer; he was the second longest-standing member of the band behind Dio himself. His most notable work with the band would have to include his keyboard solo on the 2002 Killing the Dragon album on a track titled "Before The Fall." After Ronnie's death he wrote

<i>Strange Highways</i> 1993 studio album by Dio

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<i>Killing the Dragon</i> 2002 studio album by Dio

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"How can I express what 17 years next to Ronnie now means to me? He has led me on an incredible journey. I have been blessed by his presence, and his voice. He was my surrogate father, my brother, my friend, my teacher AND my loyal advocate. Our fearless leader. He never let us down. He was never not out to prove it. Because he 'WAS' it. Just a class act. Life without him will never be the same. Yet it is not because of these things, that I know He IS in Heaven. But that's another story.

I will miss you, my dear friend.

"RJD RIP" [3]

Scott also filled in on keyboards for Josh Silver in the band Type O Negative on their last tour.

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Type O Negative was an American gothic metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1989, by Peter Steele, Kenny Hickey, Josh Silver, and Sal Abruscato, who was later replaced by Johnny Kelly. Their lyrical emphasis on themes of romance, depression, and death resulted in the nickname "the Drab Four". The band went Platinum with 1993's Bloody Kisses, and Gold with 1996's October Rust, and gained a fanbase through seven studio albums, two best-of compilations, and concert DVDs.

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References

  1. http://www.downboys.com/
  2. "DIO/HEAVEN & HELL Keyboardist: RONNIE 'Was My Surrogate Father, My Brother, My Friend'".