Monday, May 17, 2010

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)

Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio passed away yesterday from complications due to cancer. He had been sick for over a year, and had recently canceled his summer tour with Heaven & Hell (aka Black Sabbath). Dio made his name as the lead singer for Rainbow in the mid 70s. He left Rainbow and joined Black Sabbath in 1979 to replace Ozzy Osbourne. By 1983, he was out of Sabbath and recording on his own as Dio. RJD would later re-join Sabbath in 1992 for an album and tour. For the last decade or so, Dio has performed with his version of Sabbath off an on under the name Heaven and Hell. R.I.P. buddy...

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