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RIP Ronnie James Dio

Old 05-16-10, 04:27 PM
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Old 05-16-10, 04:40 PM
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Old 05-16-10, 04:43 PM
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Makes me incredibly sad. Probably my favorite metal artist ever.
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Old 05-16-10, 05:03 PM
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I'm pretty bummed out today after reading the official news. It's gonna be pretty hard and emotional watching the "Revolver Golden Gods Awards" show this Saturday night (May 22) on VH1 Classic. The event was taped in early April and it will be the final time we get to see Dio alive. There is an exclusive clip of Dio being interviewed by the hosts of "That Metal Show" on the VH1 Classic website, as well as Eddie Trunk's website. Dio appeared to be in good spirits and optimistic about an upcoming tour (which unfortunately was cancelled not long after that interview).

All of this is so overwhelming. It is a sad day for all of us who admired Dio over the years. I always imagined the greatest voice in Metal would continue rocking until he reached 80. Dio may have lost his mortality, but his spirit and music will continue FOREVER. Long live the 'Man on the Silver Mountain'.
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Old 05-16-10, 05:14 PM
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I've been trying to find the words to express my sadness, but nothing seems adequate. This feels less like the death of an individual, and more like the death of Heavy Metal itself. RJD was the very embodiment of the genre. No one was more Metal than Dio. The king is dead...LONG LIVE ROCK 'n' ROLL! \m/ \m/
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Old 05-16-10, 05:31 PM
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Sad, sad day for metal.

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Old 05-16-10, 05:44 PM
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Old 05-16-10, 06:05 PM
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A sad sad day.

I'm glad I got to see him live. It was a true honor to see a man who could sing and put on a stage performance that was 100x better than "performers" half his age.


From Ronnie's Official Facebook page:

Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am 16th May.
Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes
before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he
was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have
all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this
terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever. Wendy

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Old 05-16-10, 06:08 PM
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I'm listening to Heaven and Hell (the album) now. Such fantastic songs. Such a great voice.
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Old 05-16-10, 06:27 PM
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I have not been this choked up on a celebrity death since Bo Schembechler died. John Ritter a close second. I grew up with all 3 of them.

I'm just glad I got to see Dio open for Maiden twice.
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Several 80's metal legends all at once.

I tried edited the thread title again, but now it won't let me
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Dammit! I've been working on the yard all day and thinking about Ronnie the whole time. Somehow I felt this was a death watch, and low and behold that's what it turned out to be. I wish it had turned out differently.

Too soon.

So many songs left unsung....
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Old 05-16-10, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
Several 80's metal legends all at once.
And at least 3 of them dead
RJD
Robbin Crosby
Kevin DuBrow
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Old 05-16-10, 06:57 PM
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Horns up!
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Old 05-16-10, 06:58 PM
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This sucks RIP Dio.
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Old 05-16-10, 07:04 PM
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Damn. I was hoping that Ronnie would beat the odds, even if that wasn't a particularly realistic expectation.

Ronnie was (and will always be) my all time favorite singer. He was not only a great singer, but he was a great songwriter and a great performer. He was also a class act who always treated those who loved his music with respect and kindness.

His loss is immesurable. He was a giant.

R.I.P. Ronnie. You will be greatly missed.
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Old 05-16-10, 07:06 PM
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First saw him perform on the Mob Rules tour with Sabbath, followed by his first two solo albums. All three shows were remarkable. He will be sorely missed.

"the world is full of kings and queens, who blind your eyes and steal your dreams, it's heaven and hell"

Dio

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Old 05-16-10, 07:14 PM
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Damn, sad news.

Not a big metal fan, but Dio had an awesome voice. Love the work he did with Roger Glover on the Grasshopper's Ball album.
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Old 05-16-10, 07:23 PM
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Truly a sad day, Huge fan of most of his work, first tear i let out for a musician dying since Robbin Crosby passed a few years back, thank goodness i have his Solo masterpieces along with Sabbath and Heaven & Hell to cherish forever...
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Old 05-16-10, 07:41 PM
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RIP Ronnie James Dio: The man on the silver mountain with the voice of a god
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Such a shame, but at least his music will live on .. I had the luck of winning a contest back in the late 80s and got to meet Ronnie and the band .. figured I'd share the photo

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Old 05-16-10, 07:56 PM
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RIP RJD. Had the pleasure of seeing Heaven & Hell twice in the past few years. The most amazing voice and he always seemed like a first-class guy. I'll be listening to all my RJD-Sabbath CDs this week in tribute.
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^ I see that he even stood up for the photo.
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Old 05-16-10, 08:09 PM
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^ I see that he even stood up for the photo.
I noticed that too. Most rock stars today pose to fan photos either talking on a cell phone or with a ''just get this over with, already'' look on their faces.
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He left such a ginormous legacy of music: Heaven & Hell, Mob Rules, Dehumanizer, The Devil You Know, Last In Line, Holy Diver, Sacred Heart, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow... my heart is aching at the loss of such a legend (and by all accounts, a straight up guy), but the legacy of music he created will never be diminished.

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