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Ozzy vs. Dio
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who was better?


[Soviet] Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:24:36 AM 
 Dio, although Ozzy is invincible.
[PlasmaShock] Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:02:04 PM 
Dio for the voice, Ozzy for his hilarious personality
[heimda11] Sunday, July 10, 2011 5:07:06 AM 
Ozzy, Dio and Rob all slay
[joze412] Sunday, July 10, 2011 3:06:58 AM 
Dio is the best!!! yeah I said "is" coz he never die...
[kman1759] Tuesday, June 21, 2011 7:17:58 PM 
Ozzy was a pioneer of the metal genre, but as a singer Dio is obviously stronger. Dio has more of a range, but also has a stronger voice. Ozzy does have some singing ability, but it is surpassed with by Dio's vocals.
[metalgodess] Monday, June 20, 2011 4:09:51 PM 
Well said, Bad!  Ozzy gets a dreadful and undeserved bad rap far too many times!  People seem to forget that unique and unmistakable voice, (just like our Metal God Rob), like nothing anyone could ever copy!  He's still one in a million in my book, whether he's an accomplished 'composer' or otherwise! And I have far too many great memories of my youth attached to his songs!
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[badactress] Monday, June 20, 2011 2:57:39 PM 
Let's be controversal and go for OZZY! yknow I'm getting really tired of the bashing he gets. Remember the 80's when he was considered a god.. a living metal legend.. The madman.. the undesputed king of metal. Nobody came close (hehe dangerous words on a Priest forum but true). Then came 'that' tv show which portrayed him as a total imbecile who could barely change the channel on the tv and suddenly there's this huge backlash. It's like people were waiting for him to fall.. suddely he's an idiot, Bob and later Zakk wrote all his songs.. He can't put his socks on in the morning without Sharon telling him what to do. He's the metal goon who got lucky. BULLSHIT. Sorry but it pisses me off. Ozzy may not play a traditional rock instrument to any kind of standard, damnit he may not even write all his lyrics, but he can write a fucking good tune! So he may not be trained to tell his band to play an e flat major arpeggio then go into a g minor chord progression. But I promise you, even now.. and even on the "Kevin Churko" (SP?) project that was Scream, Ozz was in there with major input in both the music and lyrics. Sorry.. I don't buy the whole thing about him just getting lucky. Nobody has a career lasting 40 years at the very very top of their chosen profession without being incredibly talented.

Erm.. ok I ran out of words!!  I once spray painted the words Ozzy Is God outside the Mayfair in Newcastle and that seems a good way to finish and press send! :;o)

[metalmania1963] Thursday, May 26, 2011 5:55:04 AM 
50/50 Dio has better voice but Ozzy is just Ozzy \m/

[dn8ture] Wednesday, May 25, 2011 1:23:06 AM 

Dio on Sabbath's "Heaven & Hell" was Black Sabbath's greatest album. Dio's solo albums kick *ss.  He was a way more versatile singer than Ozzy. Greater range, more personable stage presence and the best thing to happen to Sabbath.  Ozzy was better with Rhodes and Jake E. Lee on guitar.  The band Heaven & Hell was also slamming with a more daring vocal approach & sick guitar.

[thekissofjudas] Wednesday, May 18, 2011 1:06:27 PM 
Dio was part of my TRINITY
Bruce, Rob and Him
Who can forget him? He burned his mark in the Metal for ever

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[judasprincess91] Tuesday, May 17, 2011 11:42:00 AM 
 I love Both of them,But without a Doubt, as we all Know...DIO had the Better Voice.....Obviously ......R.I.P Ronnie\m/
[K2M] Wednesday, May 11, 2011 1:06:29 PM 
I dont compare. Most of us can sing along with Ozzy tunes and sound good. That is fun.
[thekissofjudas] Wednesday, May 11, 2011 8:50:43 AM 
but I love uncle Ozzy
[mustainerhoads] Tuesday, May 10, 2011 9:07:07 PM 
ozzy is a better frontman
[mustainerhoads] Tuesday, May 10, 2011 9:06:52 PM 
ozzy is a better frontman
[nick2584] Monday, March 21, 2011 5:23:28 PM 

To me it's simple dio is a  better vocalist could still sing and sound great and ozzy is just not what he used to be

[Gobberz] Sunday, March 06, 2011 5:41:12 AM 
Dio is epic, Ozzy has nothing on him. Atleast upto his Death, Dio could actually sing. But hey, Ozyy era of Sabbath was brilliant, Sabbath record, Paranoid, Master of Reality and Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath...
[metalgodess] Sunday, February 27, 2011 7:58:53 PM 
I'm with you, Necrotist...two different voices, two different talents, both equally remarkable in their individuality.  Why the competition?  Worship them both!!!
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[Gobberz] Sunday, February 27, 2011 10:10:39 AM 

Dio without a shadow of a doubt. A better sing, a better man on stage and an all round better singer. Ofcourse, Sabbath's first record was and is amazing, and a couple more afterwards were, up untill Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath, after that well...

[Necroticist] Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:56:32 AM 
Why does there have to be a 'Vs.'? Can't u just appreciate each in their own right? Idiots....
[Jimi6] Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:25:38 AM 
DIO...His songs and his voice are truly amazing...
[heykyleinsf] Wednesday, February 16, 2011 2:36:30 AM 
DIO!! Ozzy hasn't impressed me since "Diary of a madman"
[TemporalOne] Friday, January 28, 2011 8:56:30 PM 
Ozzy is nothing without Black Sabbath. In Sabbath, he contributed NOTHING! Did not write music, did not write lyrics, knew nothing about the technical or production. His voice was a match for the first 4 albums though; a miracle and Sabotage is my favorite. Ozzy only made it solo because his wife was a genius when it came to selecting a great technical backing band and technical crew, as well as marketing strategy Geared to American listeners. DIO is DIO.... Professional, mystical, and an all around much better talent! RIP. This man can really sing live! As for Ozzy, I want my money back - worst show ever in 1985 - I was embarassed for him. Judas Priest always a great show:-)
[Budred] Tuesday, January 25, 2011 11:06:10 AM 

I'm just disagreeing that he's an idiot.

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[Brian_Evans] Tuesday, January 25, 2011 9:47:15 AM 
Yeah he made a lot of money but look at what its done to him, would you want to be in the shape he's in?
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[Budred] Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:14:36 AM 
Man, I wish I was an idiot and could use my career to bank about 100 million dollars. 
Yeah, Ozzy's an idiot!

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[YngwiePriestRule!!] Monday, January 24, 2011 11:02:33 PM 
Dio. Period!!! Far better musician, far better voice, was a far more stable person. Ozzy is an idiot.
[l.saletta] Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:00:50 AM 
Dio is the god of heavy metal
of course after judas priest

but he had so much style and such a big heart to his fans
of course ozzy is a realy high level
but ronnie james dio will always be the biggest idol for me!!!!!!
[jimmyjames] Monday, January 10, 2011 6:03:30 PM 
I would say Dios solo stuff was more consistant overall but Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman are better than any Dio solo album. No Rest For The Wicked would be on par with Dios best solo stuff too.
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[sentinel84] Sunday, January 09, 2011 8:25:32 PM 
well obviously classic black sabbath was ozzy so for my favorite singer of sabbath I would say ozzy but I do personally like dios solo stuff better than ozzys. Dio was a much better singer and a much smarter person than ozzy was. But that's no put down to ozzy cause his stuff was great too.
[the highway terror] Wednesday, December 22, 2010 5:29:55 PM 
I Like both .
Dont wanna choose one over the other
[LisaUniacke] Monday, December 13, 2010 6:09:07 AM 
Ozzy does it for me!
[Texas_Tyrant] Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:34:54 PM 
id have to say dio for sure.  R.I.P.
[chuckhockey7] Tuesday, December 07, 2010 11:58:46 AM 
I love both OZZY and Dio two completely different singers both great in their own right, i meet OZZY just a couple weeks ago in Toronto he was very funny!! I have been lucky enough to see them both numerous times its like comparing apples to oranges best left alone!
Edited at: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 11:59:17 AM
[sthing666] Monday, December 06, 2010 3:56:30 PM 
Dio forever!!!!! But I also love Ozzy.
[MichaelLeeSmyth] Thursday, December 02, 2010 8:15:06 AM 
Apples and Oranges my fine feathered friends...I loved Heaven and Hell, I was a Rainbow fan and loved RJD's vox.
Technical Ecstacy and Never Say Die were terrible LPS.  Ozzy's addictions and behavior even had the Sabs looking for someone to take the Oz man's place for the tour.  Get real, Sabbath had been in decline since "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", some great songs here and there, not a whole collection though.

Black Sabbath and Ozzy parted ways and both were better for it.  Sabbaths LPs with RJD are good solid A+ platters, sure there were a few stinkers over the years with very inconsistent writing for the Sabs with an assortment of vocalists, and the two Jake E. Lee projects by Ozzy had the same issues.

As a solo act Dio was pretty damned good...still after the second solo album it was proven he needs a strong guitar player to flesh out his ideas...ya gotta figure after working with Blackmore and Iommi the loss of Campbell was huge.

So while Dio was by far the better singer, Ozzy was his eaqual as a frontman when he was not screwed up. They each have their special charm. 
[Zomby] Thursday, July 29, 2010 12:37:59 AM 
ive not followed dios career as much as you lads i only know he had his own band and he was part of sabbath   but respect
[paorcamp] Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:10:16 PM 

and that's it!   

PD: sorry about the advertising there...that's not the idea...

Edited at: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:23:59 PM
[Priestgirl_1] Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:49:15 AM 
DIO, all the way  R.I.P :(
[Jula Priest] Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:43:32 PM 
Ronnie James Dio by a long way, even with Black Sabbath I prefer the DIO era because of his voice. Ozzy is OK but not in the same class as the Great one. 
Rest In Peace    
[Brian_Evans] Saturday, July 24, 2010 1:14:39 PM 
This is so easy ....Dio all the way. He's in a different league. No offense to Ozzy but DIo is like a Ferrari and Ozzy like a Chevy or something. Ha!
[rockchick4077] Saturday, July 24, 2010 1:08:50 PM 
Ozzy is the best.  Saw him at Donington in 1986, the guy had the entire crowd going, he was brilliant. 
[Mr. Dave Genocide] Friday, July 23, 2010 11:26:03 AM 
Both are legends... But Dio is my vote.
[Ladywhitewolf] Friday, July 23, 2010 11:02:17 AM 
Dio, all the way. 
[metallo] Friday, July 23, 2010 6:06:22 AM 
[Priest_Fan78] Friday, July 09, 2010 7:56:08 AM 
Ozzy is awesome, so was Dio.
[adrianaec_88] Sunday, June 20, 2010 8:07:24 PM 
[johnelightning] Wednesday, June 09, 2010 1:14:04 PM 
hello i am new to this and want to make points dio rules way better then ozzy
[icecreamman] Thursday, June 03, 2010 7:46:55 PM 
Dio by far, he could actually sing. I actually liked the Dio version of Black Sabbath better than the original.
[spapad] Friday, May 28, 2010 9:12:28 PM 
They HAVE to know they stink! It's just they don't care. Never in my life met a more disgusting family. The son looked like a member of ZZ top with is beard and they all were soot stained and stinky. No, no helping that without getting fired.
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