17.5.10

RIP Ronnie James Dio

I spent a good chunk of time in high school listening to Ronnie James Dio fronting Black Sabbath and his own band. I was a nerd outcast with very few friends, and I loved metal in those days. I actually saw Black Sabbath on the Mob Rules tour in 81 or 82, somewhere around there. I got my mom to take me, if you can believe that one. Yeah, that was way back. Dio was one of those guys that could transport you to other worlds, with his lyrics of angels, demons, good & evil and rainbows. He seemed to mention rainbows more often than one would think. RIP to one of metal's original voices. This was one of my favorite tracks from his epic and classic album, Holy Diver. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna drink a few flasks of mead and go slay a level 50 dragon in honor of Dio. \m/

2 comments:

Bob Andelman said...

Ronnie James Dio fans might also enjoy this lost interview with the singer from May 22, 1986 on Mr. Media Radio.

robot hero said...

thank you, bob