R.I.P Ronnie James Dio

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by fethrs, May 16, 2010.

  1. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I wasn't a big fan of his time with Sabbath, but Dream Evil was a great album. RIP Mr Dio.
  3. jimstud

    jimstud Banned

    i agree ozzy was the only true black sabbath singer but dio with rainbow that is another story. the man had a great set of pipes. he will be missed.
  4. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I liked what Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy said,

    Dio's musical career began in 1958' but it was his band Elf in the early 70's that paved the way forward. Elf was a constant tour partner with Deep Purple and thus the Richie Blackmore connection that became Rainbow and then Black Sabbath/Heaven and Hell.

    Dio was a voice of wisdom in a respected grandfatherly way to up and coming musicians and he will be greatly missed.
  5. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

  6. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    When I was 17 years old I had a mullet and acid-washed jeans that were all shredded in front, and a bunch of band T-shirts (Maiden, Def Leppard, Dio, Ozzy, Scorpions etc.) that I ripped the sleeves off of. I used to play "We Rock" and "Holy Diver" and "Rainbow In The Dark" at full volume and bang my head on the wheel of my '78 Plymouth with the crummy cassette deck. Oddly enough I was never a big Sabbath fan, I liked Dio and Ozzy both a lot better when they were on their own. Ronny James Dio belongs right up there with Ozzy and Rob Halford and Bruce Dickenson as one of the true gods of metal. He will be missed. RIP Ronnie!
  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

  8. Failure Boy

    Failure Boy New Member

    True. Ozzy was the only true Sab singer.
    But Dio was half a million times better than Ozzy will ever be.

    Been listening a lot to 'Rising' these days... No need to talk for hours.

    The little guy will be missed, for sure.

    All Hails, DIO.
  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    RIP Mr. Dio----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------yes even so of us old retired people like
  10. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Westboro Baptist Church will picket memorial service for Ronnie James Dio

    Wendy Dio responded with the following statement:

  11. fethrs

    fethrs Well-Known Member

    Man these people, making fools because they don't know...\

    R.I.P Dio