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gilpdawg
05-16-2010, 03:16 AM
Apparently the legend has passed. Heard it on SXM Liquid Metal. None of the metal websites have picked it up yet though. So, I guess this is rumor at this point. I'm a basket case right now. He's always been a major influence for me.

gilpdawg
05-16-2010, 03:57 AM
Well, now Blabbermouth is saying it's not true. Sirius XM has some explaining to do if they are mentioning it on air and their employees are saying he's dead on their facebook page.

Guess we'll find out in the morning.

Degenerate39
05-16-2010, 08:16 AM
Never saw this coming! Has there been any more news?

GIDP
05-16-2010, 11:13 AM
He didnt die.

Revering4Blue
05-16-2010, 01:07 PM
http://www.pressubmit.com/516/ronnie-james-dio-is-not-dead/

I didn't know he was sick.

Joseph
05-16-2010, 02:44 PM
I hadn't heard he was ill either.

Hopefully he pulls through.

Kingspoint
05-16-2010, 04:07 PM
Only concert I ever walked out on.

Came to see the warm-up bands, which were both great.

But, he and his band sucked.

I take that back. I walked out on Boz Skaggs, too, but the difference was that I actually went to see Boz Skaggs, but his concert sucked, too.

RBA
05-16-2010, 04:38 PM
RIP

TC81190
05-16-2010, 04:56 PM
It's official

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2010, 05:18 PM
RIP. His wife posted this on his website:


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

GIDP
05-16-2010, 05:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uNS91GN0H4

KoryMac5
05-16-2010, 08:02 PM
For a little guy he sure had some pipes on him. RIP Ronnie James.

jojo
05-16-2010, 08:04 PM
His two albums with Sabbath are some of my favorite from their discography... I only wish they were recorded better but he was awesome.

Joseph
05-16-2010, 08:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64coD-rx9sk

RIP RJD.

CrackerJack
05-16-2010, 08:54 PM
He will be missed

jojo
05-16-2010, 09:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64coD-rx9sk

RIP RJD.

Funny thing about the video....that's not a sword, it's a knife... RJD just wasn't a big fella.... :)

Awesome album BTW.

TheNext44
05-16-2010, 09:38 PM
Second best Sabbath lead singer and best Rainbow lead singer. And his solo stuff is great too. He had the quintessential Heavy Metal voice. Even better live than on his albums. Very sad day. RIP

Jack Burton
05-16-2010, 10:01 PM
A legend has fallen, RIP Ronnie James

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EL67mjv1nM

marcshoe
05-16-2010, 11:32 PM
I've never been a huge metal fan, but I always liked Sabbath and thought Dio was great. Sorry to hear this was true.

Yachtzee
05-17-2010, 02:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64coD-rx9sk

RIP RJD.

Saw this show with my kids and couldn't help but think about Dio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z7ME7PVmQk

RedFanAlways1966
05-17-2010, 08:35 AM
A true metal legend. I grew up listening to him in Black Sabbath and then his solo band. "Heaven and Hell", "Mob Rules", "Holy Diver" and "Last in Line" are personal favs for me.

Strange that Ozzy Osbourne would outlive RJD. Back in the early 80's no one would have bet on that.

Mario-Rijo
05-17-2010, 09:55 PM
A true metal legend. I grew up listening to him in Black Sabbath and then his solo band. "Heaven and Hell", "Mob Rules", "Holy Diver" and "Last in Line" are personal favs for me.

Strange that Ozzy Osbourne would outlive RJD. Back in the early 80's no one would have bet on that.

Ditto on Heaven and Hell, Holy Diver and Last in Line also probably my favorite is Rainbow in the Dark. R.I.P RJD

GAC
05-18-2010, 05:40 AM
He's just a Rainbow in the Dark. RIP Ronnie

Sean_CaseyRules
05-19-2010, 07:22 AM
I'm still in shock....less than a month ago he told people at the Golden Gods (Metal's award show) that he was feeling great and that things were getting better....

R.I.P. Ronnie...

Reds Nd2
05-19-2010, 08:57 AM
Lift my spirit higher
Someones screaming my name
Come and make me holy again
Im the man on the silver mountain

RIP RJD

Jack Burton
05-23-2010, 05:53 PM
Another good one

YouTube - Black Sabbath - Neon Knights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTgj0KUpGhU)