The King Is Dead, Long Live The King – R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio
RONNIE JAMES DIO
A sad week comes to a close. We lost Frazetta, and now Dio. I don’t need to tell you how influential Dio was to the world of rock and metal. His legacy speaks for itself. Dio however, had a very personal impact on my life, as his music and that of Black Sabbath shaped my musical sensibilities far above and beyond any other band. There was a gravitas to Dio, that permeated his music and gave the world something that could not be replicated. He will be missed greatly. I count myself among the lucky ones who was able to see him perform live and it is not an experience I am likely to forget. Rest in Peace, Holy Diver.