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Happy Thanksgiving; Let's Be Thankful for Ronnie James Dio

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 12:02AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments8 Comments

By now, you've probably heard the sad news that Ronnie James Dio has stomach cancer. Cancer is a nasty beast, but all accounts say Dio's doctors caught the disease early. As such, the metal master will undergo treatment immediately. I don't know how long it takes to go through treatment for stomach cancer, but I imagine it's not exactly quick. Still, here's hoping Ronnie James Dio will be back singing on stage very soon.

Can you believe I've never seen Dio live? A shame, I know. He's definitely been on my must see list for awhile now...it just hasn't happened.

So, while you Americans enjoy Thanksgiving and the rest of the world goes about its collective business, maybe we should all pause and remember those people that are important to us. We should also give thanks for Ronnie and Metal -- because without music, we wouldn't have much to talk about!


Reader Comments (8)

A rock n roll legend! God speed Ronnie!
November 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlooksthatkill
Get well Ronnie. Ive seen Dio and Heaven And Hell. Ronnie is an amazing performer.
November 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Hear! Hear! To the legend! God Speed and Good Luck! Ronnie, your grandmother better break out the "Mano Cornuta" (Sign of the Horns) hand gesture that you have so inspired the world with, and thwart away these cancer demons forever! Our Heavy Metal Prayerz are with you!
November 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
ive seen dio live a few years back openin for maiden it was a great show all around ,they both still kick some major ass so get well and get back on the road show these lame ass new age bands how to perform and rock
November 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
Great post of Ronnie James Dio. We should all remember his contribution to Heavy Metal. Our prayers are with him to get better soon. I re-posted your blog entry on to my blog at http://denizandkennycolleciton.blogspot.com. Kaptk
November 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Leibow
Great post of Ronnie James Dio. We should all remember his contribution to Heavy Metal. Our prayers are with him to get better soon. I re-posted your blog entry on to my blog at http://denizandkennycollection.blogspot.com. Kaptk
November 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Leibow
I just read about RJD on Wednesday evening and this news is just HEARTBREAKING! I can't imagine our music world w/out him. You better believe we'll all be praying for him to beat this. He's the GREATEST METAL SINGER OF ALL TIME!
November 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Saw Dio twice with Blackmore's Rainbow back in 78-79 ish.Freaking guy is 5 foot of dynamite live!! Kill The King, Stargazer, Man On A Silver Mountain...Damn, it was 30 years ago and it still sticks in my memory. (which considering the amount of "burnable substances" that were consumed over the years by yours truly makes it all the more incredible) LOL
November 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGary

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