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Ronnie James Dio Dead

Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 16, 2010, 03:08:08 PM
Heavy Metal icon Ronnie James Dio has recently NOT died of stomach cancer, despite rumors to the contrary started by notably reliable source Wikipedia.
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Quote from: Wendy Dio
I am at the hospital and Ronnie has NOT passed away!!!! He is not doing good, but he is not dead.

I will let you know if anything changes.

Thank you for your concern.

Update:  OK, he's dead now.

Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 16, 2010, 08:37:37 PM
No HIV in this man's veins.  Hail the legend.

Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 16, 2010, 09:19:49 PM
No HIV in this man's veins.  Hail the legend.
\m/

Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 16, 2010, 10:13:50 PM
If it seems to be real it's illusion
For every moment of truth there's confusion in life
Love can be seen as the answer
But nobody bleeds for the dancer

Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 16, 2010, 11:48:25 PM
Who would have imagined Ozzy would outlive Dio?

Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 17, 2010, 12:48:28 AM
Who would have imagined Ozzy would outlive Dio?

That is exactly what I was thinking.

Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 17, 2010, 03:53:52 AM
Who would have imagined Ozzy would outlive Dio?

to RJD's credit, everything he did after joining Sabbath eclipsed the entirety of Ozzy and his reality TV family

RIP

Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 17, 2010, 05:53:20 AM
Too bad because he had such a great voice and sense of meter.  And to rhyme everything BUT the chorus...  Below is the obligatory postmortem review with lyrics(!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHkNl758-YM

When there's lightning - it always bring me down
Cause it's free and I see that it's me
Who's lost and never found
I cry for magic - I feel it dancing in the light
But it was cold - I lost my hold
To the shadows of the night

There's no sign of the morning coming
You've been left on your own
Like a Rainbow in the Dark

Do your demons - do they ever let you go
When you've tried - do they hide -deep inside
Is it someone that you know
You're a picture - just an image caught in time
We're a lie - you and I
We're words without a rhyme

There's no sign of the morning coming
You've been left on your own
Like a Rainbow in the Dark

When there's lightning - it always brings me down
Cause it's free and I see that it's me
Who's lost and never found
Feel the magic -feel it dancing in the air
But it's fear - and you'll hear
It calling you beware

There's no sign of the morning coming
There's no sight of the day
You've been left on your own
Like a Rainbow in the Dark

Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 17, 2010, 06:44:45 AM
to RJD's credit, everything he did after joining Sabbath eclipsed the entirety of Ozzy and his reality TV family
Dio shits over everything Ozzy EVER did.

Hail to the God!

Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 17, 2010, 12:54:27 PM
Ozzy had many, many of his own eras of genius. He's a man beseiged with an unusual amount of life-demons, or an unusual inability to shake them off.

Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 17, 2010, 04:15:35 PM
Ozzy had many, many of his own eras of genius. He's a man beseiged with an unusual amount of life-demons, or an unusual inability to shake them off.

Ozzy Osbourne has managed to rake in money in spite of those supposed life demons for decades; he has produced nothing of import in close to 30 years.  His monster cunt of a wife has turned a nearly incoherent junky into a cute and cuddly media darling.  Meanwhile the substantially more talented (and more intelligible) Tony Iommi continues to operate in relative obscurity outside of music circles.

Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 17, 2010, 04:22:22 PM

Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 18, 2010, 03:54:38 PM
Here lies Ronnie James Dio, King of Dwarves, Lord of Metal, Walker of the Rainbow Path.

Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 19, 2010, 01:11:31 AM
Ozzy had many, many of his own eras of genius. He's a man besieged with an unusual amount of life-demons, or an unusual inability to shake them off.

Meanwhile he's always managed to surround himself with an incredible amount of talent, with Tony Iommi and Randy Rhoads topping the list.  That's nothing to scoff at, although practically everything else Ozzy's ever done is.

Re: Ronnie James Dio Dead
May 19, 2010, 06:23:47 AM
to RJD's credit, everything he did after joining Sabbath eclipsed the entirety of Ozzy and his reality TV family
Dio shits over everything Ozzy EVER did.

Hail to the God!

I don't know about that. Early Black Sabbath has an entirely different approach to RJD's vision of Metal vocal performances.

Black Sabbath's "The Wizard" vs. "Die Young" perfectly illustrates this contrast between Blues-lineage against NWOBHM style.

Ozzy is a faggot without a doubt, and Dio was god-on-earth, I will never deny that. Though, to compare the two is like asking me to choose between mom and dad. Dad being Dio, masculine and proud, Ozzy being Mom, complex and attractive when she was young.