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[Jeanine] Monday, May 31, 2010 9:33:30 PM 
Thanks Vail, he is already missed.
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[hellrider 31038] Monday, May 31, 2010 3:41:53 PM 
i believe i expressed myself quite  well there.
  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Sunday, May 30, 2010 6:24:03 PM)
[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, May 31, 2010 9:37:04 AM
[Vaillant 3.0] Sunday, May 30, 2010 9:33:08 PM 
RONNIE JAMES DIO's Public Memorial Service: First Photos, Video Footage - May 30, 2010

The first fan-filmed video footage from Ronnie James Dio's public memorial service — which was held this afternoon (Sunday, May 30) at the Hall Of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, in Los Angeles — can be viewed below.

More than 1,200 fans attended the event, which featured performances by Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE), Glenn Hughes (BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE), Paul Shortino (QUIET RIOT, ROUGH CUTT), Joey Belladonna (ANTHRAX), John Payne (ASIA), Oni Logan (LYNCH MOB), Claude Schnell (DIO) and Scott Warren (HEAVEN & HELL, DIO), along with personal tributes from Ronnie's family members, bandmates and business associates. According to the Associated Press, hundreds more gathered in the scorching heat outside the auditorium to watch monitors of the proceedings.

"He touched all of us with his music and his message and his magic," said David "Rock" Feinstein, Dio's cousin and ELF bandmate. "I know that Ronnie truly loved all of you. He had a great appreciation for your loyalty. I'm talking about all you out there, all the fans."

According to the Associated Press, Dio's son, Dan Padavona, cautioned the memorial crowd to be screened regularly by a doctor and take care of themselves, something he said his father did not do.

"I beg you not to make the same mistake my dad made," said Padavona. "For dad, the show always had to go on. He ignored the warning signs for years, and all along the cancer was growing and mutating from something that was probably easily defeatable into a monster which even Dio couldn't slay."

"He had that magic," remembered Willie Fyfe, Dio's longtime personal assistant. "He always called it magic. Once he had a crowd in his hands, that's where they stayed until it was time to go, then he'd give them back, and walk off and do his thing. Bless him. He's still doing that now, and the guy is in a coffin."

It has now been confirmed that two major concerts are being planned to celebrate the life of the late Ronnie James Dio.

The gigs — dubbed Ronnie James Dio "Stand Up And Shout" Memorial Concerts — will take place in London and Los Angeles in the fall. Annual concerts will then be held in the years to follow.

Ronnie James Dio's widow, Wendy Dio, recently asked fans to ignore a protest by members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a fringe Christian congregation from Kansas, at Dio's public memorial service. The far right church announced its plans shortly after Dio's death, calling the late metal vocalist a "Satan-worshiper" and claiming he was "residing in hell."

As news of the group's protest began to spread online, Wendy Dio posted a message saying, "Ronnie hates prejudice and violence. We need to turn the other cheek on these people that only know how to hate someone they didn't know. We only know how to love someone we know!"

Westboro Baptist Church is led by "minister" Fred Phelps, who has previously claimed that terrorist attacks and natural disasters are God's revenge for a society that tolerates homosexuality.

The church feels that they "have the duty to protest and picket at certain events, including funerals, to promote their religious message."

Members of the church have staged demonstrations at funerals of fallen soldiers.

Dio, who fronted BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW and his own band, died on May 16 from stomach cancer at the age of 67.

Ronnie James Dio's casket (photo credit: Paul Legerski):

[guidogodoy] Sunday, May 30, 2010 6:24:03 PM 
I agree about the "cult" but I also question what sort of individual films a dog taking a leak? LOL!

Obviously, a very bored one.
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[hellrider 31038] Sunday, May 30, 2010 5:15:11 PM 
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[spapad] Sunday, May 30, 2010 1:26:19 PM 
When is someone going to put this fool away as insane or a certified brainwasher?  Pathetic.
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[Vaillant 3.0] Sunday, May 30, 2010 11:55:07 AM 
Then you already know how they make the money to travel, right? They're lower than scum. Unfortunately, the best way to react to those nutcases is to ignore them as much as possible.
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[guidogodoy] Sunday, May 30, 2010 11:43:32 AM 
The more I read about them, the more they sicken me. What nutcases.
[guidogodoy] Sunday, May 30, 2010 11:27:43 AM 
?? That crazy bastard "preacher" is going to protest at Dio's funeral?!? WTF. Someone needs to shut that SOB down. Protests at fallen soldiers' funerals, now Dio. I wonder where he gets all the $ to travel? 

Hate group masked as a church. Hate speech vs. free speech. We have laws against the former, if I recall.
[Budred] Monday, May 24, 2010 12:42:34 PM 
I went to Rock on the Range this weekend. After one of the sets Mistress Julia from Fuse 
was talking about the passing of Dio. She had the crowd throw up the horns and give a moment of silence for him.
To see a sea of predominantly young people show the horns and be silent was quite moving to say the least.
It's giving me chills right now just thinking about it. I looked at my wife when this was going on and saw her wiping a tear away.
Goodbye Mr. Dio, you will be missed!
[Soylentgreen4u] Saturday, May 22, 2010 5:53:41 PM 


[Becks] Saturday, May 22, 2010 5:24:07 PM 
Too right JD!
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[guidogodoy] Saturday, May 22, 2010 5:14:03 PM 
Amen, brother.
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[J.D. DIAMOND] Saturday, May 22, 2010 5:04:32 PM 

Wow,over at a friends house right now and had to cellebrate this one for the forum,Ronnie James Dio's last track "Metal Will Never Die" in the excellent vien of only what Dio does best,he did this song while undergoing chemo treatments ect... what a warrior he was man,hails to Ronnie James Dio for giving us a haunting track that pounds "true heavy metal" into each and everyone of us forever! 

Edited at: Saturday, May 22, 2010 5:05:12 PM
[Vaillant 3.0] Saturday, May 22, 2010 11:59:06 AM 
Woops! Just checked the article again. It'll actually be held on Sunday, May 30th. Are you gonna go, K2M? Anyone else?

If you do, ignore the Westboro Baptist Church.
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[Vaillant 3.0] Thursday, May 20, 2010 4:33:40 PM 
The public memorial for Ronnie James Dio will be held this Saturday at Los Angeles. Hey, K2M. Can you make it?
[grimm reaper] Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:33:01 AM 
I take solace in and thank  Ronnie James Dio along with the rest of our Heavy Metal icons for providing a place where ALL of we Heavy Metal dreamers and misfits can go and not feel so alone.
[glrichter] Thursday, May 20, 2010 7:33:16 AM 
Rob Halford and Ronnie James Dio are my favorite singers,I am 44yo. and I have seen them both many times,I know Ronnie was one of the greatest singers and songwriters that ever lived,I am turning my daughter on to Rob's and Ronnies music,she is 14yo,and she loves it,I hope it means as much to her as it does me,Ronnie will live on in the hearts of many!
[demok20] Wednesday, May 19, 2010 2:33:51 AM 
He was a good guy he worked well in sabbath and did amazing tours rest in metal heaven dude  x
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