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Offline маразм1

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RIP Ronnie James Dio
« on: May 20, 2010, 06:21:20 AM »
What a great vocalist!
I saw him in concert in 2002, and then a week later ran into him in Canada when his band was checking into a hotel.  Acted totally cool, courteous.

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Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 09:36:32 AM »
Yep. He was a metal god.  0:)

Offline Opus106

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Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 09:49:47 AM »
Yep. He was a metal god.  0:)

Mercury?

Thanks to this thread, I discovered that he was the one who 'created' and popularised the hand gesture -- the Devil's Horns, as it seems to be known -- among the fans of the genre.
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Navneeth

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Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 11:20:21 AM »
Gene Simmons says he invented it.

Offline Josquin des Prez

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Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 11:31:45 AM »
Gene Simmons is a fraud and a phony. Dio got the hand gesture from his Italian grandmother. Its the so called malocchio, the evil eye, the sign to keep hill fortune at bay. He started using it out of a whim and it just caught on. Good singer. Firm and powerful tone, and nice control. His best work can be found in the recordings he made during the late 70s and early 80s.

Also, look at this, a Dio song from 1972:

http://www.youtube.com/user/LyricSuite78#p/a/f/2/J1MzNNpSY_A
« Last Edit: May 20, 2010, 11:48:49 AM by Josquin des Prez »

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Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010, 12:09:37 PM »
Very special and recognizable voice.

Childhood memories:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6sn1UqbbbqQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/6sn1UqbbbqQ</a>

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Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2010, 12:51:47 PM »

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Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010, 01:04:19 PM »
Gene Simmons is a fraud and a phony. Dio got the hand gesture from his Italian grandmother. Its the so called malocchio, the evil eye, the sign to keep hill fortune at bay. He started using it out of a whim and it just caught on. Good singer. Firm and powerful tone, and nice control. His best work can be found in the recordings he made during the late 70s and early 80s.

Yeah, I know the story.