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Ronnie James Dio RIP

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by NoOneLikesUs, May 16, 2010.

  1. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    From his wife Wendy via Blabbermouth:

  2. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Ride the Tiger, Ronnie. You can see his stripes but you know he's clean.

    RIP to a pioneer of heavy metal.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I guess heaven needed a man on the silver mountain. How did he die?
  4. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Stomach cancer.


    Caught his show a few years ago. He and his band were second on a bill that had Motorhead opening and Iron Maiden headlining. Enjoyable show.

    Now the angels are saying to him, "Sing us a song, you're a singer."


    YGBFKM Guest

    Listening to DIO on YouTube has always been a guilty pleasure. A co-worker and I used to make fun of the cheesy lyrics, but Piotr is right. RJD was a pioneer, and damn if some of DIO's songs aren't as catchy as metal gets.

    Rainbow in the Dark:

    Holy Diver:

    Last in Line:

    A bonus track from Dio's days in Rainbow that is featured prominently on a mix CD I have in my car right now:
  6. He had to be in the running for shortest rock star ever.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    How come you don't get a lot of Black Sabbath with Dio vs. Black Sabbath with Ozzy arguments like you do with Van Halen?
  8. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Too bad. I knew he was battling cancer, but it's still a shock to see that RIP by his name.

    Man, in my teens, I just about wore out the tapes on my "Holy Diver" and "Last in Line" cassettes. "Sacred Heart" had a couple catchy tunes as well.
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    His videos were hilarious ... very much in the sword-wielding metal vein of the time.

    He seemed like a really cool and grounded kind of guy. RIP.
  10. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    A huge voice from a little man.
  11. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    He had rocked for a long, long time. It was time for him to pass the torch.

    (Too soon?)
  12. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    So he's really, truly, sincerely dead? Because there had been one report that he died that his wife had refuted.

    Anyway, an amazing career. Funny to think he started as a doo-wop singer. And that he credits his voice to the breathing techniques he learned playing the french horn.
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