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Redemption Comments On Death Of Ronnie James Dio

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California's Redemption has issued the following statement regarding the passing of Ronnie James Dio today:

"I lost a musical hero today, and the news has hit me harder than I thought it would. Ronnie James Dio was one of the first concerts I saw, and Holy Diver one of the first records I bought once I started liking this thing called 'heavy metal.' Over the years, I have seen him perform more than anyone else (with the exception of my friends in Dream Theater, given our tour together!) and the past several times I've seen him with Black Sabbath have been truly phenomenal.

"I was hoping that Ronnie would be able to perform a guest vocal on a future Redemption CD, and the vocal line I had in mind for him was an expression of triumph over cancer. Obviously, this takes on a horrible irony now. And given my own diagnosis, obviously I'm particularly attuned to what Ronnie endured. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ronnie's family and friends. The world of heavy metal has lost its voice. Rest in peace, Ronnie."

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1. Nersis A.B writes:

goodbye Ronnie you're still the best in my heart.Please accept my heartfelt sympathies

# May 16, 2010 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ED.Guy writes:

hi i didnt knew untill a few days ago that he died and to tell you the truth it totaly shocked me cuz Dio was one of my favorit and first singers that opend my eyes the the world of heavy metal i didnt saw him live once cuz i live in israel and he never was there and i couldnt see him cuz i didnt had the money to go to other country and see him so i always saw gigs in my home with my friends we stayd up all night when my mom wasnt around and watched gigs of heavy metal bands and he was one of our favorits i dont know how the world of heavy metal will continue to live without this legendary guy dio with black sabbath were also a great part in my heavy metal music and holy diver was one of his first songs that i heard im 19 today and i started to listen to heavy metal since i was 12 and he is\was one of my heroes of all time may his soul Rust In Peace forever

# May 17, 2010 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Dash Beardsley writes:

Rock and music in itself lost a wonderful heroic voice. I've seen Dio 3 times and everytime (even though I didn't have a front row seat,always ended up there....as if by magic) all times he was extraordinary and seemed to me to be a kind and mystic man. I hope he is feeling well and found the peace he sometimes sought in his songs.He blessed the world and I will greatly miss his contribution. "living is Rockin',everything else is just waiting to LIVE" Rock on Brother Ronnie.....

# May 17, 2010 @ 9:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Mike dover-sound engineer writes:

I was a live engineer for metal bands for over 15 years.The metal world has lost one of the best front man in the world and, its only the metal fans and musicians that can really understand how Dio gave his heart and life to his fans and the metal scene. I also play the guitar and I have a kick a$$ guitar rig. For his respect, I cranked everything on my amp to 10 and ripped through a few dio tunes, when I heard we lost him.It was a great and touching night. Your music will live on. And your insparation will grow stronger. The metal world,fans and your friends will miss you dearly.

# May 19, 2010 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. DiO's HeArT writes:

Dio was for me as a father because when i was feeling sad i was listening to his music and in the same time i was feeling happy again.We will love and we will remember you for ever!!!!.Goodbuy and thank you because you toucht as listen to heavy metal music!!!GOODBUY!!!!!!!!!!

# May 21, 2010 @ 4:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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