May 18, 2010

No More Rocking For You

News Item: Ronnie James Dio dead at 67

Two big memories I have of Dio- I remember hearing ads for a concert tour in the early '90s when Dio was touring with Black Sabbath, and the lineup was billed as "The Original Heaven and Hell Black Sabbath." And a decade later, when I saw Tenacious D, Jack Black kicked off their tribute song, "Dio," by proclaiming that Dio rocks so hard that "Black Sabbath fired Ozzy, because he didn't rock as hard as Ronnie James Dio." Some highly entertaining revisionist history, that.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 18, 2010 02:22 PM
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