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    Unhappy RIP: Ronnie James Dio

    It really really pains me to report that RJD is no longer with us.

    It was just a few weeks ago my 16 year old son was following up on a song he heard (Rainbow In The Dark) when he asked me if I knew anything of the band DIO. Of course I did...only spent my youth mesmurized by him, that's all...
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    One of Rock's greatest vocalists. Farewell..... to the man on the silver mountain.

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    Musicaholic Forums Moderator ForeverAutumn's Avatar
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    Well that sucks. I knew that he was pretty sick and that they had to cancel their summer tour, but I didn't realize that he was that sick.

    It's a sad day.

    RIP Ronnie.

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    Forum Regular BarryL's Avatar
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    I bought the first Rainbow album back around 1975? - Ritchie Blackmore's first post-Deep Purple outing, and loved it. Of course, Dio was the new vocalist. He was perfect for the fantasy lyrics and heavy metal riffing. A great new rock legend was born. Rainbow Rising, the second album, was even better. Dio had found his sweet spot. He never looked back, I guess, but I didn't really follow his career after that. He was still belting them out at 67 years old! Some guys are never too old to Rock n Roll. I'm sure he'll live on forever as one of the second-generation heavy metal greats.

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    I am sad to hear this news

    RIP Dio
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    Stainmaster Finch Platte's Avatar
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    Thanks for many years of rockin', Ronnie. You will be missed.

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    Agreed............RJD made his own unique impact............on both his generation of rockers and on the current generation as well.
    I've always believed that to have your song reborn as a cover is to be given a tribute; in that context, let's not forget that the most recent release from Dream Theater included STARGAZER from Rainbow Rising, 1976.

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