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[hot buns jimenez] Tuesday, September 07, 2010 10:27:20 PM 
R.I.P. Dio
[MattPriestFan] Thursday, August 19, 2010 12:53:25 PM 
A truly talented man, and one of my favorite Rock Singers of all time. Rest in peace Ronnie James Dio.
[mirandas57] Tuesday, August 17, 2010 7:55:46 PM 
[--------] Thursday, July 29, 2010 10:13:44 AM 
It was a sad day indeed, R.I.P DIO
[*DemonCat*] Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:08:34 AM 
Didn't know he passed into the afterlife. R.I.P. Ronnie, you'll be missed.
[rockchick4077] Saturday, July 24, 2010 1:07:19 PM 

Rest in peace

[Budred] Friday, July 23, 2010 8:27:22 AM 
This is the first video I ever put on youtube. I was using a samsung digital camera so the quality
isn't outstanding but overall it's not terrible.
[Budred] Friday, July 23, 2010 7:23:56 AM
Killswitch Engage doing "Holy Diver" at Rock on the Range 2010 in Columbus Oh. (June22)I posted this in another thread but I'm not sure if the new people here can watch it so I'm putting 
it here too. Not for the diehards but some may enjoy. Check out the crowd response if nothing else.
[paorcamp] Sunday, July 18, 2010 5:03:11 PM 
it's been 2 months and I still can't believe he's gone
[Priest_Fan78] Thursday, July 01, 2010 9:32:06 AM 
Rest in peace, Dio. Thank you for your great music.
[Vaillant 3.0] Sunday, June 20, 2010 8:18:35 PM 
[adrianaec_88] Sunday, June 20, 2010 8:15:18 PM 


[johnelightning] Wednesday, June 09, 2010 1:36:54 PM 
hello all it sucks to lose one of the greatist singers of all time rest in peace ronnie
[Vaillant 3.0] Wednesday, June 02, 2010 11:24:15 PM 
Okay, just checked it out at the newspaper stand earlier today. It was small and a tad dissappointing. But then again this was a recent event. Hopefully there will be more stuff in the next issue.
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[guidogodoy] Tuesday, June 01, 2010 7:25:38 PM 
That is surprising given the general suckiness that IS Rolling Stone magazine.

I feel old. I remember when they weren't such a rag that only caters to the pop music crowd.
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[Vaillant 3.0] Tuesday, June 01, 2010 3:54:31 PM 
I'll check it out. Thanks for the heads up!!
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[MetalPixie] Tuesday, June 01, 2010 3:35:34 PM 
If anyone is interested - the new Rolling Stone magazine has an article on Dio ...
at least they didn't TOTALLY overlook this tremendous loss to the world of music.
[Necroticist] Tuesday, June 01, 2010 6:40:11 AM 
Manowar & varoius other (power) metal bands are arranging a 2 part CD tribute to the legend that was RJD. More info at or
[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, May 31, 2010 10:26:19 PM 
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[Brian_Evans] Monday, May 31, 2010 9:54:12 PM 
Not as good as Dio-Black Sabbath but a pretty decent cover.

Edited at: Monday, May 31, 2010 9:55:29 PM
[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.
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[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
[Becks] Tuesday, May 18, 2010 11:53:41 PM 
Here's what Lemmy has to say about RJDs passing, from the Motorhead website:

"I'm truly upset, especially since he seemed to be rallying at the Golden Gods show. Bon Voyage, Ronnie, rest in peace. I'm devastated"

[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Tuesday, May 18, 2010 11:12:04 AM 
When we saw Heaven and Hell at the Metal Masters tour, I was really struck by how much Ronnie LOVED his fans. One man came walking down the aisle toward the front of the stage and Ronnie walked over to that side so that security wouldn't hassle the man. Dio motioned for the man to come closer and then he reached out and shook his hand, smiled and thanked him. I just remember watching that and thinking, WOW, how AWESOME was that! That man will have a memory to carry with him forever of what a great man Ronnie was. He was genuine and his words came straight from his heart. He will be greatly missed by the metal community.
[guidogodoy] Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:47:06 AM 
I also thank you for posting this, Becks. I completely missed Eddie's show and enjoyed having heard it.
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[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Tuesday, May 18, 2010 5:51:46 AM 
Thanks for posting these Becks! I was going to try to look them up. What an incredible man Dio was and what a wonderful tribute to him! Hearing Rob talk about Ronnie just got me all choked up.

Ronnie, you will live in our hearts forever. You will always be my Rainbow in the Dark.
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[Becks] Tuesday, May 18, 2010 2:50:43 AM 
And the next part of Rob talking about RJD.
[Becks] Tuesday, May 18, 2010 2:43:51 AM 
Someone has uploaded on to youtube Eddie Trunks radio show, a tribute to Ronnie James Dio. Here's part 16, where Rob calls in.
[TheWizard] Tuesday, May 18, 2010 2:19:25 AM 
RIP Ronnie James Dio \m/
[K2M] Monday, May 17, 2010 4:03:05 PM 
I give you my hand.   Thank YOu Ronnie. RIP.   LONG LIVE ROCKNROLL.
[hellrider 31038] Monday, May 17, 2010 2:37:21 PM 


Edited at: Monday, May 17, 2010 2:40:20 PM
[JellyDevils] Monday, May 17, 2010 11:28:37 AM 
[guidogodoy] Monday, May 17, 2010 9:33:32 AM 
Might I suggest that someone with a Facebook acct post a comment on RJD's Facebook page pointing them both here and to the Blabbermouth site Momo posted in the first link?

Granted, a small gesture but one his family and friends might appreciate.
[joedraper] Monday, May 17, 2010 4:41:59 AM 
Goodbye Ronnie, and thanks for all the music. The pressence and the huge talent you packed into such a tiny body will never cease to amaze me. Enjoy your rest and we'll see youon the other side.
[metalmaz] Monday, May 17, 2010 1:36:18 AM 
I am very upset. Dio gave us so much great music with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, his solo albums and Heaven and Hell I saw Heaven and Hell in London and they were awesone. Ronnie you were one of the greats and you have left us a terrific musical legacy. My sympathy to your family and friends. Thank you Ronnie - REST IN PEACE
[jimmyjames] Sunday, May 16, 2010 10:58:46 PM 
[Becks] Sunday, May 16, 2010 10:57:32 PM 
Simply awesome!
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[jimmyjames] Sunday, May 16, 2010 10:48:13 PM 
[priestrocker2] Sunday, May 16, 2010 8:43:17 PM 
First I have to give Ronnie's family my thoughts and prayers. When I first heard the news i didnt belive it was true but then i found out it was I felt like I was going to be sick then my heart broke.  He was a truley remarkable man and a singer. I know I will miss him more than i can say. RIP Ronnie! I will never forget you my brother!
[Head banger] Sunday, May 16, 2010 6:55:13 PM 
a True Great!!! he will be missed. 
[mgdman] Sunday, May 16, 2010 6:25:14 PM 
*** Ronnie James Dio ***  may you rest in peace. Condolences to your wife and family. You were truly a class act in the metal music world and the world in general. You will be missed....

I had the fortune of seeing you live 3 times:
w/Black Sabbath  Mob Rules tour
w/ Dio  Holy Diver tour
w/ Heaven and Hell  on the JP Metal Masters tour 
[Dime/UNDER BLOOD RED SKIES!!!!] Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:52:06 PM 
Deja vu all over again, feels just like when I heard about Dime. Feels like a little part of me has died. A very large part of metal has died. Today will be a rotten very crumby day. Just know that tomorrow though I've got to celibrate the life of a true Metal God. Your impact and influence will never and could never be forgotten Your givin the horns with Randy, Bon, Hendrix and all the other greats Cheers RONNIE JAMES DIO
[Budred] Sunday, May 16, 2010 3:58:58 PM 
1980 w/Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult (Whg, W.Va.)
1984 Dio and Twisted Sister (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
1985 Dio and Rough Cutt (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
1986 Dio and Accept (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
1988 Dio and Megadeth/Savatage (Cleveland, Oh.)
1994 Dio and Atomic Opera (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
1998 Iron Maiden and Dio / Dirty Deeds (Cleveland, Oh.)
2008 Judas Priest / w/Heaven And Hell / Motorhead / Testament (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

    Ronnie James Dio concerts I've seen. {R.I.P.  R.J.D.}

Edited at: Sunday, May 16, 2010 3:59:40 PM
[Becks] Sunday, May 16, 2010 3:39:24 PM 
Holy shit! What news to get up to this morning! I feel rather teary eyed - I bought the best of Rainbow CD yesterday and was loving listening to Dios legendary voice while driving in my car.
RIP Dio, a true metal legend who will NEVER be forgotten!
[spapad] Sunday, May 16, 2010 3:36:28 PM 
[guidogodoy] Sunday, May 16, 2010 3:23:40 PM 
Dio day. He deserved all the accolades.

[J.D. DIAMOND] Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:38:57 PM 
I hear ya Vail,at least I got to see him live once,December 31st new years eve 1984 Sacred Heart tour in Seattle. And you said it best, he will go rock the afterlife!!!!
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[jimmyjames] Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:26:11 PM 
[_strat_] Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:19:12 PM 
From life to immortality.

Rest in peace.
[Painkiller87] Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:12:00 PM 
Damn. I wanted to see him live again. I don't know what else to say, this is just so sudden. R.I.P. The legend will live on still in the hearts of all of Metal.
[Vaillant 3.0] Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:05:12 PM 
You're right, Shadow. He may be gone, but his music and contributions to Heavy Metal will live on. Still sad to see him die unexpectedly, though.

RIP, Dio. Good to have seen you live at least once. Now go rock the afterlife.
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[jimmyjames] Sunday, May 16, 2010 1:56:33 PM 
Terrible news. A sad day for heavy metal. RIP RJD.
[spapad] Sunday, May 16, 2010 1:39:36 PM 
Wow, I knew he was ill, but I truly expected a recovery. Rest in Peace Ronnie James Dio. You will be missed.
[ShadowVT] Sunday, May 16, 2010 1:30:06 PM 
It is indeed a very sad day in metal's music history but remember this his sound and music will live on forever.
Rock In Peace RJD
thank's for all the wonderfull music that you gave us

[guidogodoy] Sunday, May 16, 2010 1:20:58 PM 
A VERY sad day. I am literally crushed. Thank you for your music Ronnie. R.I.P. My most sincere condolences to Wendy.
[hellrider 31038] Sunday, May 16, 2010 12:51:13 PM 
what a tradigy.i thought he was going to recover.this is a total shock.not to proud to admit i shed a tear there for a moment.
[momo] Sunday, May 16, 2010 12:17:49 PM
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