Metal Shock Finland has recently received more messages from two more Metal musicians about the legendary singer Ronnie James Dio which can be read below:
Roxy Petrucci (Madam X, VIXEN, Roktopuss, JSRG): “The one and only Ronnie James Dio. He was a genuine’ Rock Star’ in all aspects without trying to be. Ronnie had an incredible voice, a bigger than life stage presence belting out undeniable great songs . He is a legend and his famous sign of the horns to the metal world will live on forever. Long Live Rock n Roll!”
Simon Johansson (WOLF): “Ronnie James Dio was to me the best singer ever. I´m not sure we´ll ever see anyone like him. The first thing I remember hearing with him was Holy Diver. I just loved it as I do with all the stuff he did with his solo band but what really stood out to me was the work he did with Rainbow. All of those albums are fantastic and the Rising album is just phenomenal.
I remember seeing Heaven and Hell at Sweden Rock Festival in 2007 and how the show just blew me away. The stage, the sound, the songs and on top of the Ronnie James Dio, goose bumps all the way through. I said to my friend that if I ever had the chance to play a stage like that (I´m thinking of the stage set with the windows, iron fences, gargoyle props etc) I never have to enter another stage. My purpose in life would be fulfilled. I think that was the best live show I´ve seen ever. Another time I was at a Dio show in Gothenburg, I had managed to get myself a VIP pass so after the show I was hanging around because I just wanted to say hi to Dio and shake his hand. He was in the shower so I had to wait around. Time passed by and after a while me and my friend felt the urge to grab a beer so we left. Today I really regret that because I never had the chance to meet Dio in person. I guess it have to wait until I´m on the other side. Thank you Ronnie for all the unforgettable music and memories. See you somewhere over the Rainbow!”
As previously posted, Metal Shock Finland has received more messages from some Metal musicians about the legendary singer Ronnie James Dio and his brilliant career which can be read on this location.