May 17, 2010

RIP Ronnie - Ronnie James Dio Dies

I didn't even know he was sick, but apparently he was diagnosed with stomach cancer back in November and had to cancel his European Tour as a result. I had absolutely NO idea about all of this until now- when I just found out upon awaking this a.m. - that he passed away yesterday.

My memories of Dio go back to high school, of course... I remember being sooo excited to have scored 10th row floor seats at the L.A. forum to see Black Sabbath when Dio had just taken over as lead vocals... It was a HELLUVA show, let me tell you and Dio has remained one of my favourite metal singers since then...

RIP RONNIE -- Your music will carry on..... ROCK ON!

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