Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010
I first picked up a guitar only to learn 2 songs, "Wicker Man" by Iron Maiden and "HOLY DIVER" by the KING of Metal, DIO. Holy Diver was the 1st song that I ever learned to Play. DIO's Music stood out to me and brought me into his Metal Universe - It changed my life and made me a better person as he was full of endless Inspiration! His voice, his talents - endless!
I have always believed that he has done more for the Metal Genre or for any genre of music for that matter & has inspired more musicians than anyone else has on this earth!
His last recorded track with Heaven & Hell was "Breaking into Heaven." DIO along side with his Metal Army stood at the Gates and they broke them down so the KING of MUSIC can CLAIM his rightful THRONE!
The world has lost an irreplaceable talent and, first and foremost, one of the finest human beings you could ever wish to meet.
Long live the Man on the Silver Mountain, Long Live ROCK & ROLL ...
R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio - You will live on through our Hearts, our Souls, our Guitar Strings, and our Stereo Speakers that will be blasting out HOLY DIVER on Volume 11.