Monday, May 17, 2010

First Look: RIP Ronnie James Dio

14 comments:

Diane said...

Nope. The passage of time has not made me grow fonder of metal.

The Hatriot said...

You know, I didn't even have to click on the imbed to remember just how bad Dio sucks. Sublime With Rome thinks that Sabbath was a pale imitation of its former self with him at the helm.

R.J. said...

RIP RJD.

Bain said...

I love metal. Nothing screams creativity like using your last name as the name of your band--Dio, Dokken, Danzig, Winger, Halford, Nelson, Gwozdek, Trubesman...

You'd think guys who put together whole albums about legions of Ukobach battling Zagan for control of Neptune would maybe look beyond their drivers licenses for a band name.

Bob Andelman said...

Ronnie James Dio fans might also enjoy this lost interview with the singer from May 22, 1986 on Mr. Media Radio.

THN said...

What bands improved by replacing their singer?

Iron Maiden
Van Halen (kidding)

Good, but different?
Motley Crue
Black Sabbath

Worse?
The rest of them

Bain said...

Maiden hasn't made a respectable album since Killers.

Diane said...

Who handled vocals for the Crue besides Vince Neil?

The Greek said...

John Corabi fronted Crue for a bit.

THN said...

I still cue up Hooligan's Holiday and cannot believe it's a Motley Crue song.

Sorry Bain, I'm a Dickinson Maiden guy. Number of the Beast is one of the best rock albums of all-time. Piece of Mind, Powerslave ... brilliant.

Bain said...

I'll give you that Powerslave was good... possibly the best album of '84 until Taco's Let's Face the Music came out and blew away everyone with ears.

Diane said...

Didn't Adam go see Iron Maiden a few years back, and then complained bitterly that they played stuff from the crappy new album? Or am I thinking of another dinosaur band?

THN said...

That was me.

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