Friday, November 27, 2009

Don't Diddly Doddly Die, Doomy Dio

One of my heroes (with "heroes" being "someone I enjoy in a non-sexual manner"), Ronnie James Dio, has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. According to a press release, he will begin treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Hopefully he recovers, as he still has one of the great rock voices of all time, even though he is older than rock and roll itself.
Ronnie James Dio, 67, has performed with ELF, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, and his own band DIO. Other musical projects include the collective fundraiser "Hear 'n Aid". He is widely hailed as one of the most powerful singers in heavy metal, renowned for his consistently powerful voice and for popularizing the "devil's horns" hand gesture in metal culture.
Then (Rainbow)...



...and now (Heaven & Hell)...



...you're hearing the voice of a god.

3 comments:

Jai said...

Noooo, Dio!

I just bought the Heaven & Hell album the other day, too (I don't keep track of when such things are released... so I really should have gotten it a while ago)! I hope being fucking awesome works as a cure for cancer, although clearly it doesn't PREVENT cancer.

Sweet Cheeks said...
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ChrisV82 said...

Johnny, I did not know you bought the new H&H album. We must converse about it like school girls, giggling and twirling our hair.

Sweet Cheeks - It's no good when your body betrays you. Nothing like being stabbed in the back by your own back!