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Title: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on May 17, 2010, 03:51:37 PM
This is weird.  For years, I've really liked the band Government Mule.  On Friday, my youngest brother told me that Gov't Mule sounds like a classic 70's band.  I hadn't really thought of them that way, but he was right.  I grew up in the seventies, so it makes sense that I'd like a 70's sounding band.

Here's where it gets weird- I was splitting firewood this weekend, listening to my MP3 player...........Gov't Mule comes on.  I thought of my brother's 70's thing and noticed that Gov't Mule sounds alot like Rainbow.  The more they played, the more they reminded me of Rainbow.  I haven't listened to, or thought about, Rainbow in forever.  Now, I wake up and find out that RJD has passed away- trippy.  RIP RJD.
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: majorvices on May 17, 2010, 03:56:07 PM
I guess he's not the Last in Line no mo.  ;) I enjoyed his music in my youth. RIP.
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: bluesman on May 17, 2010, 04:29:56 PM
I have to agree with Lars in that RJD projected such confidence and power. I was a huge RJD fan. He was a great influence on many in the rock world. He will be missed. RIP

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1639327/20100517/ronnie_james_dio.jhtml
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: bo_gator on May 17, 2010, 05:14:49 PM
I was shocked by this news yesterday, a world with Dio is going to be an unpleasant and sad place
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: BrewArk on May 17, 2010, 05:28:02 PM
I was shocked by this news yesterday, a world with Dio is going to be an unpleasant and sad place

Checking your grammar: did you mean "without"? or were you implying on where he is now? :o
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: babalu87 on May 17, 2010, 06:37:22 PM
This is one of those that causes me to take pause.

RIP DIO
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: denny on May 17, 2010, 07:44:58 PM
You guys make me feel even older than I usually do!  I know the name but can't say I could tell you anything he'd ever done.
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: majorvices on May 17, 2010, 08:01:23 PM
Denny - perhaps you've heard of a little band named Black Sabbath?  ;)
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: denny on May 17, 2010, 09:19:32 PM
Yeah...isn't that Ozzie Osborn's backup band??  ;)
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: capozzoli on May 17, 2010, 09:47:13 PM
He lives on ...in Hell, with the father Satan.

This thread is useless without video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUJH7y1yK_E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg-4E-sGbig

And a little Tribute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLOzKtSuPBE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD6d8vAL9EY



Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: dirk_mclargehuge on May 17, 2010, 11:21:59 PM
Yeah...isn't that Ozzie Osborn's backup band??  ;)
Oh Snap!
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on May 18, 2010, 03:03:53 AM
While I'm a Sabbath fan, I totally associate RJD with Rainbow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFH36je9Hro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFH36je9Hro)
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: brewmasternpb on May 18, 2010, 04:06:01 AM
...or just the band "Dio"!  Holy Diver?  C'mon!  He was a 70's-80's metal Icon.
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: beersk on May 18, 2010, 03:49:48 PM
I was sad to hear that he'd died.  He lived a fairly healthy life I think as well.  But I also heard he got stomach cancer because he ate mostly just meat throughout his life?  Don't know. Here's a website I go to daily that has a whole bunch of musicians talking about their memories of him and stuff: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/index.aspx?PageNum=1

R.I.P. RJD
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: redbeerman on May 18, 2010, 04:44:18 PM
Yeah, it's sad.  His music actually spanned generations.  He used to play at my high school dances in the late sixties and very early seventies (Ronnie Dio and the Elves) in upstate NY.  My daughter is into his metal stuff.
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: maxieboy on May 19, 2010, 02:30:24 AM
RIP my brother...
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: babalu87 on May 20, 2010, 02:11:32 PM
Heaven and Hell was perhaps Black Sabbaths best song and that was done with DIO

RIP DIO

Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: coloradojay on May 21, 2010, 02:13:44 AM
Yeah, it's sad.  His music actually spanned generations.  He used to play at my high school dances in the late sixties and very early seventies (Ronnie Dio and the Elves) in upstate NY.  My daughter is into his metal stuff.

Really!? What city / venues? I grew up in Saratoga, So I'm just curious.
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: nicneufeld on May 21, 2010, 05:20:46 PM
Heaven and Hell was perhaps Black Sabbaths best song and that was done with DIO

RIP DIO

A song of the same name was my favorite song penned by John Entwhistle, who also gets a belated RIP from me.  Opened the album "Live at Leeds" which was probably my favorite version.
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: redbeerman on May 24, 2010, 07:35:59 PM
Yeah, it's sad.  His music actually spanned generations.  He used to play at my high school dances in the late sixties and very early seventies (Ronnie Dio and the Elves) in upstate NY.  My daughter is into his metal stuff.

Really!? What city / venues? I grew up in Saratoga, So I'm just curious.

Just outside of Binghamton,  St. Catherines and Chenango Valley.
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on May 24, 2010, 09:51:12 PM
Heaven and Hell was perhaps Black Sabbaths best song and that was done with DIO

RIP DIO

A song of the same name was my favorite song penned by John Entwhistle, who also gets a belated RIP from me.  Opened the album "Live at Leeds" which was probably my favorite version.

Nice to see Entwistle mentioned.  What a talent.  He really gave the Who a distinctive sound, but it rarely gets noted.  RIP JE.
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: nicneufeld on May 24, 2010, 11:03:15 PM
He really gave the Who a distinctive sound, but it rarely gets noted.

As he sang in another of his songs, "The Quiet One", "I ain't quiet, everybody else is too loud"!
Title: Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
Post by: bluesman on May 25, 2010, 01:51:29 AM
He really gave the Who a distinctive sound, but it rarely gets noted.

As he sang in another of his songs, "The Quiet One", "I ain't quiet, everybody else is too loud"!

That's a typical bass player complaint. I can attest to that.... and that is for sure. RIP JE.