Sunday, May 16, 2010

Gettin' The Story Told



I can't say I bought my first Dio album — it was part of a cache of albums that my sister's boyfriend gave up when he moved, years ago — but it was one of the first albums I listened to. Last In Line. After that, I listened back some, into Sabbath and Rainbow. Don't listen to him as much anymore, but I'm still a fan.

Ronnie James Dio was coming back, touring with the Heaven and Hell lineup as Heaven and Hell, rather than Sabbath, which is a decision I don't get. Still, what I heard, I liked, and I was glad to see that sort of rock come back.

Ronnie James Dio died today after an extended battle with stomach cancer.

3 comments:

Sammy said...

This news saddened me yesterday. I'm one of the few who think the Dio-fronted Sabbath albums were superior to the Ozzy era albums. Dio was an iconic vocalist, frontman and spokesman for metal. I'll miss him.

Anonymous said...

This news saddened me yesterday. I'm one of the few who think the Dio-fronted Sabbath albums were superior to the Ozzy era albums. Dio was an iconic vocalist, frontman and spokesman for metal. I'll miss him.

Dave Jacoby said...

I agree. Ozzy-era was rough and ready, a bit grungy, but with Dio, they were darn near proggy. Saddened to hear of his passing.