RIP Ronnie James Dio: Ronnie James Dio, a singer with the bands Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio, whose powerful, semioperatic vocal style and attachme
May 16, 2010

RIP Ronnie James Dio:

Ronnie James Dio, a singer with the bands Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio, whose powerful, semioperatic vocal style and attachment to demonic imagery made him one of the best-loved figures in classic heavy metal, died on Sunday morning, according to an announcement on his Web site by his wife, Wendy. He was 67. Read on...

Ronnie James Dio was not a man of large stature, but in the world of metal vocalists, he was a giant. Ozzy Ozbourne's work with Black Sabbath is legendary, but I can't deny that I preferred the Dio era. This song, Rainbow In The Dark, (from 1983 with guitarist Vivan Campbell) from his Holy Diver album is a particular favorite.

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