Unilaterally Sarcastic, Dangerously Cheesy

The King Is Dead, Long Live The King – R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

RONNIE JAMES DIO
1942-2010

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.

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One response

  1. urdead2me

    RIP – Ronnie James Dio, 67, can probably be credited for popularizing the “devil’s horns” often seen raised at heavy metal concerts. Nice obit here: http://urdead2me.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/rip-ronnie-james-dio/

    May 16, 2010 at 10:07 pm

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