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Old 05-17-2010, 12:32 AM   #1
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Can't believe Ronnie James Dio died today. R.I.P. Holy Diver.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:50 AM   #2
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Oh man! I saw him perform once in like, '89. Sooo awesome. RIP Sir.

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Old 05-17-2010, 02:58 AM   #3
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The man was a rock icon, and all the little metal heads have Dio to thank for the universal symbol of ROCKING OUT

A very sad day for heavy metal fans everywhere...

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Old 05-17-2010, 03:00 AM   #4
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He shall be missed. I'll be raising a glass for him tonight.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:00 AM   #5
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:01 AM   #6
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A very sad day indeed. A man who stood out amongst many greats.

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Old 05-17-2010, 03:06 AM   #7
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Houston, Texas
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I imagine y'all heard, but just in case:

Dio's Obituarary.

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Old 05-17-2010, 04:15 AM   #8
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Apr 2010
Kailua, Hawaii
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Damn, I just watched VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs last night, Dio gave several interviews/ opinions about other bands. He was also listed at #41 w/ Holy Diver (and mentioned again w/ Sabbath). Reminded that I needed to listen to more Dio... now this . RIP Ronnie James, you had one of the most unique voices!

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Old 05-17-2010, 04:46 AM   #9
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The archetypal heavy metal voice. RIP, Mr Dio.
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:59 AM   #10
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Had the opportunity to work with him twice.
a genuine nice guy.

I remember telling him that If I ever directed a movie, that I wanted him to sing the theme song. He laughed and said "I'd be happy to."

RIP Ronnie. The Jam band in heaven just got an incredible singer. Just keep your sandwiches away from Mama Cass.
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