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Lizzy Borden Issues Statement About The Death Of Ronnie James Dio

Los Angeles act Lizzy Borden has checked in with the following remembrance of Ronnie James Dio, who passed away due to stomach cancer:

"So sorry to hear about Ronnie James Dio…We played some festivals with Dio over the years and at everyone my band and I would always be in the audience after our show watching the master at work, and he was always perfect… One of my great memories of Ronnie was the first night we ever got played on the radio; it was at a Dio show. He was playing 2 shows in one night and we were out in the parking lot waiting for the 2nd show to start along with a few thousand others, and then bam! Our song came blasting on the radio out of every car in the lot. It was a night I will never forget and the Dio show that followed was magical!

"I’ve seen Ronnie perform many times and ‘em grateful that I had the opportunity to be on the side of the stage at the last Heaven and hell show in CA. Ronnie’s voice was so loud, so powerful and pitch perfect, it was truly an amazing thing to witness. We recorded our version of 'long live rock and roll' way back on our first ep and we still close our show with it most nights… There will never be another like him; Ronnie was a master of his trade, a true original and every time I flash those horns, (which is a lot) I will be thinking of the Man on the silver mountain, Ronnie James Dio."

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1. Sir. writes:

Well stated. He never weathered, I could see him rocking
@ 100! Every time I flash the devils horns, I think of him.
He never sold out!!!! We only know him for the rock star.
My heart goes out to his friends and family who really
new him.

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2. ED Rizzo writes:

Being a Cortland native myself, I have had the opportunity to have witnessed Ronnie from the very begining and have followed this amazing musician/vocalist throughout his overwhelming career. What he has given to the Hard Rock community can never be measured in words. I can't even express the sadness I feel with loosing one of the nicest persons I have had the opportunity to see performing more times then I can even image to remember.

It still has not sunk in that he is no longer with us and I'm still waiting for an announcment for the next Heaven and Hell show!! But the memories I have are priceless and the DVD concert perfomances will be with me forever. I thank Ronnie for those. A chronicle of his lifes work.

To his family, Friends, and especially his son and wife, Wendy, my deepest sympathy. Ronnie, I know you are up there, looking down on us all. Your Children of the night, maybe even with Gary Driscoll, know that our thoughts, prayers and humble good wishes are with you. May God keep you in his care. Eddie Rizzo, Homer, NY

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