Saturday, May 22, 2010

Grieving A Legend (Day 6)

Okay, let's get to know Dio through some of his interviews.  Many people have said Ronnie James Dio was a great guy to talk to.  He was honest, humble, laid back, and very welcoming.  Of course, I've said this all before, so let's take a look at Dio's rapport firsthand.

First, here's a short summary of Dio's music carreer, up to his eponymous band, from the mouths of those involved, including Rainbow drummer Cozy Powell, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, and, obviously, Dio, himself.

Next, an interview from the Dutch Arrow Rock Festival in 2006, where he talks about getting back together with Black Sabbath, how America never really considered Metal part of the mainstream, why popularity is nothing more than a marketing ploy, and the loyalty of fans abroad.

If you thought that was controversial, check out Top Secret magazine's interview with him, where he airs his beliefs that there is other intelligent life out in the universe and his own experience with the unexplained.

When Heaven and Hell released their final album, The Devil You Know, Dio and Geezer did a round of interviews with many Metal outlets.  This is part of a great interview on VH1 Classic's That Metal Show.

You know what's great? Watching Dio and Lemmy Kilmister shoot the shit. Lemmy's just so damn funny.

You know what's even better? Throwing Manowar's Joey DeMaio in the mix. Man, Joey seems like a great guy, too. I would love to hang out with these guys.

BTW, what the fuck happened to Lemmy's 'stache?  Did it just fall off?

Anyway, tune back in, tomorrow, for one last heartfelt goodbye to such a great guy.

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