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Catholicon Comments On Ronnie James Dio's Passing

Vocalist Blasphyre of Catholicon has checked in with the following comments about the news of Ronnie James Dio succumbing to cancer earlier today:

"What started off as a great Sunday turned horrible as soon as I turned on my computer. The internet was rife with a false rumor of Ronnie James Dio's death yesterday, which I thankfully got to the bottom of and ignored; only to find out that he did in fact pass away the very next day around 7:45 AM this morning. Dio and Tony Martin were what made me love Black Sabbath (never as big of a fan of the Oz man, sorry!); and Dio was by far the best lyricist and had the best stage presence. I never got to see him with Sabbath or Heaven & Hell (which I truly consider to be the real Black Sabbath); but I count myself lucky to have at least seen him with DIO in the 1990's and got to hear him sing Rainbow in the Dark and Evilution at least once live.

"This sucks. Horrible news. Dio was the coolest and most down to earth of the Black Sabbath vocalists. Not pompous or brain dead or trying to turn himself into a household brand name like his predecessor (sorry again, Ozzy fans), and he was supremely talented in every respect. This just fucking sucks. What can people do but keep making music in his honor. Rest in Peace, Ronnie."

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Finally , someone with more self respect than all of the brand loyal , Ozzy sycophants states the truth - Dio + Sabbath = the greatest incarnation of Sab ever! Maybe that's because Dio was Caruso + a fire breathing dragon!

The quintessential voice of metal , author of the template for metal vox , Metal's resident Italian tenor and a fantastic lyricist to boot...I've said it before , but it bears repeating -the world just got a lot quieter in the worse possible way. :(

# May 17, 2010 @ 11:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Dale and Karen writes:

We will miss Ronnie very much, but by no means will ever forget him!!!

Dale and Karen

# May 18, 2010 @ 8:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. fernando renteria writes:

ronny we will miss you like a rainbow in the dark the holy diver to all the main question is are you to metal to go to hell or are you that much rock royalty ur in heven we well miss you dio all the fans and the new fans bang ur heads till we just can't anymore god i miss you ronny

# May 18, 2010 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. MadHatter5150 writes:

Metal lost one of its founding fathers. Ronnie James Dio. As a musician I loved Dio. He was a major influence and he was what I Strived for as far as sound and lyrics. Ronnie was right when he said the music industry has really gone to crap when Nsync and The p***ycat Dolls are being called bands.. a band comprised of musicians. A bass player a guitarist a drumer and a singer each one unique each one contributing to the body of a song...Bands like the Foo Fighters and Blink 182..to Van Halen and Judas Priest, Glam Metal to Norwegian Death Metal, punk to Alternative and everybody in between, owe a huge Thank you to Ronnie James Dio. He wasnt afraid to experiment and do whats in his heart.. Heaven now has a Band...Dimebag Darrel on lead, Randy Rhoads on Lead, Cliff Burton on bass, John Bonnam on Drums..and Ronnie James Dio on Vocals..I would pay to see that. We love you Ronnie..!...! you will always be our Rainbow in the Dark and the Man on The Silver Mountain.....Raise those Horns for Ronnie.... !...! !...!

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