Sunday, May 16, 2010

Adios Ronnie James Dio :(

Heavy metal vocal legend, Ronnie James Dio, passed away at 7:45 this morning, reported his partner Wendy Dio via . He reportedly had been battling stomach cancer and succumbed to the disease. According to Wendy Dio, many friends and family members were able to say their goodbyes.
Though Dio's career began in 1957, he is best known for replacing Ozzy Osbourne as the lead singer in Black Sabbath, and fronting his own band, simply named Dio. He is also credited with coming up with the infamous metal horns \m/  So sad to have lost another metal megaman. Have a look at these two videos and get your head-bang on.

Here is a live video from 1983. Dio performing one of their most infamous songs, "Rainbow in the Dark"

Yeah, yeah. I may catch some flack for posting a cover video on the day the man himself passed away, but to me this is an AMAZING video. Here is the band Killswitch Engage doing a medieval themed video to their rendition of HOLY DIVER!

 Rest in Peace, Ronnie James Dio, from all of the ATL metalheads.

- kate*

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