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Ronnie James Dio Writing Autobiography

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Legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell, Rainbow and Elf) has revealed that he is the latest metal icon to begin working on his life story. He claims the book will be, "not be centred around myself so much as me telling my life story through the stories of those around me."

"Every time I feel I’m getting halfway there, another halfway comes along,” he says. “But yes, I’m writing it and it’s certainly going to be very, very interesting for people interested in the bands I’ve been in and the people I’ve played with.

"You have to have a focal point, and I guess that had to be me. It’s an autobiography, but within it, I tell the stories that somehow explain a little bit what Ritchie (Blackmore)’s like or Tony (Iommi)’s like or Geezer (Butler)’s like. I don’t analyse them, but just in telling the tales I paint everyone in as good a light as possible. It’s not a tell-all book."

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1. InfernoNecrosis writes:

Dave Mustaine, Dio.. who else is gonna write an autobiography now? :P

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 6:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'd actually be interested in reading this one though. RJD is a GOD.

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Rob halford needs to write a book now.

"Rob Halford: The long hard ride"

If rob ever finds out how many gay jokes I've been making about him, he's gonna beat me with a foot-long dildo, I swear to god.

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

FAN, have you ever seen Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels? A guy gets beaten to death with a twelve inch rubber c***. Images if that came flooding back to me when you said that lol. I'd be really interested if Rob Halford was to write a book, I'd buy it. Main reason being because Halford seems to have a more laid back attitude and a friendlier person than Dio or Mustaine come across as being. I have to get round to buying Paul Di'anno's book at some point, I'm told it's fantastic.

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I've met Dio. The dude is nice as hell. shorter than my shin too, but thats besides the point. Topping his niceness level is hard to beat.

then again, Rob's used to beating hard things... buh-dum tiss!

I do need to see that movie DO, that and snatch, and RocknRolla, and a bunch others. just short on cash, I dont like downloading movies, so I have to wait, unlike with music, where I get what I want, when I want it lol

I would truthfully read both a dio and a halford biography. all jokes aside, they've seen and done too much for the metal world for me to not be intrigued by their written word account of it all.

Dave mustaine on the other hand... I'll buy his autobiography only beacuse I like buying expensive toilet paper.

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# Apr 8, 2009 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. wilco writes:

will buy it
think dio is one of the best singers around
afther allthese years his voice still powerfull

# Apr 9, 2009 @ 7:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Andy DiGelsomina writes:

When it comes to Best Metal Vocalists, Ronnie is easily up there with classic Ian Gillan and Rob Halford, Graham Bonnet, and Eric Adams. He also played with almost every one of the greatest lead guitarists in Metal.

So, I guess that means I can't wait for his autobiography (laughing).

# Apr 9, 2009 @ 8:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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