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TDmvp
05-16-2010, 04:44 PM
couldn't confirm last night so i deleted the thread ...

http://www.ronniejamesdio.com/


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oubronco
05-16-2010, 04:46 PM
<TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=440><TBODY><TR><TD>Message from Wendy Dio


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 Dio




</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Damn RIP

Florida_Bronco
05-16-2010, 04:47 PM
Who? ???

Baba Booey
05-16-2010, 05:01 PM
Who? ???

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TDmvp
05-16-2010, 05:03 PM
Who? ???

Date of Birth
August 11, 1986 (23)


If that is your real birthday that explains it... btw google is your friend.

Florida_Bronco
05-16-2010, 05:11 PM
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Ahhh, a singer. Thanks.

bombay
05-16-2010, 05:17 PM
The consumate metal singer.

RIP

FADERPROOF
05-16-2010, 05:24 PM
Always liked Dio, RIP

R8R H8R
05-16-2010, 05:50 PM
Wow, that's too bad. That boy had some serious lungs, one of the best metal singers ever.

I thought his early work with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and his 1st Black Sabbath album -Heaven & Hell- was his finest, imho.

RIP

HEAV
05-16-2010, 05:52 PM
Metal legend Ronnie James Dio dead at 67
By WAYNE PARRY (AP) 2 hours ago

Ronnie James Dio, whose soaring vocals, poetic lyrics and mythic tales of a never-ending struggle between good and evil broke new ground in heavy metal, died Sunday, according to a statement from his wife and manager. He was 67.

Dio revealed last summer that he was suffering from stomach cancer shortly after wrapping up a tour in Atlantic City, N.J., with the latest incarnation of Black Sabbath, under the name Heaven And Hell.

"Today my heart is broken," Wendy Dio wrote on the singer's site, adding he died at 7:45 a.m. "Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes before he peacefully passed away.

"Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all," Wendy Dio continued. "We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us ... Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever."

The statement was confirmed by Los Angeles publicist Maureen O'Connor. Dio was being treated at a Houston hospital, according to his site.

Though Dio had recently undergone his seventh chemotherapy treatment, he was hopeful to perform again. Earlier this month, Heaven And Hell canceled its summer tour, but Dio did not view being sidelined as a permanent thing.

"Wendy, my doctors and I have worked so hard to make it happen for all of you, the ones we care so much about, that this setback could be devastating, but we will not let it be," he said in a statement. "With your continued love and support, we ... will carry on and thrive. There will be other tours, more music, more life and much more magic."

Dio rose to fame in 1975 as the first lead singer of Rainbow, the heavy metal band put together by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, who had just quit Deep Purple.

Dio then replaced legendary vocalist Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath in 1980 with the critically acclaimed album "Heaven And Hell," considered by many critics to be one of the finest heavy metal albums of all time. His on-again, off-again tenure with Black Sabbath touched off an intense debate among fans as to which singer was the true essence of the band a discussion that lasted until his death.

He also enjoyed a successful solo career with his self-titled band, Dio, in between his three stints with Black Sabbath (1980-82; 1992; and 2007-2009, when the band toured as Heaven And Hell, to differentiate it from Osbourne-led versions of Sabbath).

Many of his most memorable songs revolved around the struggle between good and evil, including his signature tune "Heaven And Hell." He also drew heavily on medieval imagery in songs like "Neon Knights," "Killing The Dragon" and "Stargazer."

"He possessed one of the greatest voices in all of heavy metal, and had a heart to match it," said Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French, whose band toured with Dio since 1983, and was to do so again this summer at European rock festivals. "He was the nicest, classiest person you would ever want to meet."

Dio organized an all-star charity collaboration in 1986 called "Hear N' Aid" to raise money for famine relief in Africa, styled on the successful "We Are The World" campaign of a few years earlier.

His solo hits included "Rainbow In The Dark," "The Last In Line" and "Holy Diver."


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HEAV
05-16-2010, 05:53 PM
Who would have thought Ozzy would out live Dio?

Ray Finkle
05-16-2010, 05:57 PM
probably the most underrated singer of his genre.....

phillybroncosnut
05-16-2010, 06:05 PM
5000 times better singer then Ozzy

KipCorrington25
05-16-2010, 06:09 PM
He was a legend, very underrated but his music holds up really well today.

loborugger
05-16-2010, 06:16 PM
Who would have thought Ozzy would out live Dio?

Now that you mention it... wow.

R8R H8R
05-16-2010, 08:22 PM
5000 times better singer then Ozzy

Yes, a much better singer than Ozzy with great range. However, Ozzy has always had much better material to work with.

Ray Finkle
05-16-2010, 08:23 PM
You look at singers with his range in that style and he is tops...maybe Mike Patton from Faith No More had more range....but that's it.

BroncoBuff
05-16-2010, 08:44 PM
You look at singers with his range in that style and he is tops...maybe Mike Patton from Faith No More had more range....but that's it.

Mark Slaughter too.

Weird part is RJD didn't drink or do drugs.

UberBroncoMan
05-16-2010, 09:05 PM
Mark Slaughter too.

Weird part is RJD didn't drink or do drugs.

Cancer sucks balls :(

Wes Mantooth
05-16-2010, 09:18 PM
Ahhh, a singer. Thanks.

Dude really?

BroncoBuff
05-16-2010, 09:28 PM
Dude really?

That's just sad ... :oyvey:

Tombstone RJ
05-16-2010, 09:47 PM
Ritchie Blackmore and Rainbow was a great band, some very solid stuff and with Dio fronting the band, it is still one of my favorite groups from the 1970s... almost as good as Ronnie Montrose of Montrose with a young Sammy Hagar fronting the band...

Broncosfreak_56
05-16-2010, 09:54 PM
Sad. I wish I was old enough to see him (and many other classic bands) play in their prime.

RIP.

Wes Mantooth
05-16-2010, 10:04 PM
That's just sad ... :oyvey:

What has this country come to?

Zoobie
05-16-2010, 10:09 PM
rip, my dog is named Dio, farewell to one of my favorite musicians :

BroncoBuff
05-16-2010, 10:14 PM
What has this country come to?


While the rest of us spent our teen years listening to rock music, Florida was beating off to 'Guns and Ammo' magazine :oyvey:






(sorry pal, couldn't resist ;D)

Florida_Bronco
05-16-2010, 10:44 PM
While the rest of us spent our teen years listening to rock music, Florida was beating off to 'Guns and Ammo' magazine :oyvey:






(sorry pal, couldn't resist ;D)

It's cool man. I've never been big into metal though, which is why I had no clue who he was. Well that, and he was before my time anyways. ;D

BroncoBuff
05-16-2010, 10:45 PM
It's cool man. he was before my time anyways. ;D

I think that's the reason ;D

Pick Six
05-16-2010, 11:04 PM
He's one of those singers who could sing the alphabet and I would go "Yeah, that's cool". Distinctive voice and great music. You will be missed (by everybody but Florida Bronco :flower:)


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Florida_Bronco
05-16-2010, 11:08 PM
You will be missed (by everybody but Florida Bronco :flower:)

Naw, I'll miss him in the sense that another artist that people enjoy (even if I wasn't one of them) is now gone. That's never a good thing.

Los Broncos
05-16-2010, 11:42 PM
One of the best, RIP.

And happy birthday to Chuck Schuldiner, your missed.

El Guapo
05-17-2010, 03:13 AM
Wow, RIP.

He was also thought to be the originator of the universal hand sign for rock, the horns (as pictured above).

Smiling Assassin27
05-17-2010, 08:18 AM
Man, I really thought he'd beat this thing to take another ride. That immense voice will be sorely missed by me and many others, I'm sure. Plus, the guy was a true gentleman and a contemplative in a genre that too often is known for its clowns (you listening, gene simmons?), jesters (ozzy?), womanizers (insert name here), and flame outs. Rest in peace, and thank you, RJD.

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LonghornBronco
05-17-2010, 08:39 AM
My personal favorite Dio Song.

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LonghornBronco
05-17-2010, 08:42 AM
:notworthy:militia:

Smiling Assassin27
05-17-2010, 08:44 AM
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Ray Finkle
05-17-2010, 08:40 PM
Only two pages for Dio.....Bob finally busts a nut with some lucky stud and there would be at least three pages....jeez.

Bronco Yoda
05-18-2010, 02:33 AM
RIP

One of the best!

Rock on RJD!

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w231/darb66/Blog/ronnie_james_dio.jpg

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
05-31-2010, 12:07 AM
Gotta love religious conservatives.

If they'd had their way back in the 50s, rock music would have been outlawed.

Baptist church plans to picket rocker Dio's memorial service

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Music/05/30/dio.memorial/index.html?eref=igoogle_cnn

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- A public memorial service for heavy metal rocker Ronnie James Dio is planned for Sunday, with members of the Westboro Baptist Church saying they will picket the ceremony.

The church in Topeka, Kansas, is known for its intolerance of gays and its picketing of soldiers' funerals.

A picketing schedule on the church's website said protesters will be at the Dio memorial at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, accusing the 67-year-old rocker of worshipping Satan.

Dio died on May 16 after a battle with stomach cancer.

Charges of devil-worshipping have often been leveled against heavy metal music. Dio, in particular, was a favorite target.

He popularized the "devil's horn" gesture, where the index and the little fingers are upright and the thumb is clasped against the two middle fingers.

He has said he was taught by the sign by his superstitious Italian grandmother as a way to ward off the "evil eye."

But many fundamentalist Christians have taken issue with the gesture, alleging that it is a tribute to the devil.

"Ronnie hates prejudice and violence. We need to turn the other cheek on these people that only know how to hate someone they didn't know," said Dio's wife, Wendy, about the planned protest.

Wendy Dio said the memorial will host a donation center for her husband's "Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund," named after one his songs.

Dio most recently was touring with Heaven and Hell, a version of Black Sabbath renamed for legal reasons. All shows were canceled last March because of his illness.

His last public appearance was in April at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, when he accepted a vocalist of the year award for his work on last year's Heaven and Hell album. Dio appeared frail, but he spoke while accepting his award.

Born Ronald James Padavona in 1942, Dio's professional music career began as a high school student in the late 1950s.

His 1960s rock group The Electric Elves evolved into Elf by the early 1970s, when the group played heavy blues rock.

Dio's rock became darker with his band Rainbow, which he left in 1979 to join Black Sabbath.

Black Sabbath released three albums with Dio, including "Heaven and Hell" in 1980, "Mob Rules" in 1981 and "Live Evil" in 1982.

Dio left that band in 1982, but he had a brief reunion with the group a decade later.

He formed the group Dio in 1982 and later Heaven and Hell.

nooner
05-31-2010, 07:49 AM
Dio was an amazing singer and will be missed.

The Joker
05-31-2010, 07:57 AM
I wonder if we could get Spider to accidentally crash at high speed into those protesters with his truck?

I'm pretty sure nobody would be upset if it happened and the police would more or less turn a blind eye.