Sunday, May 16, 2010

Another god is felled

In a week that already brought the sad news of Frank Frazetta's death, another god in the pantheon of my youth has fallen. Ronnie James Dio died today of cancer at the age of 67. Dio rose to prominence in the mid-70s alongside Ritchie Blackmore in the band Rainbow, but his true greatness only became apparent when he took over lead vocals for Black Sabbath following the departure of Ozzy Osbourne. He would later release several solid solo projects through much of the 80s and continued releasing studio albums until 2004, including a brief reunion with Black Sabbath and the release of Dehumanizer in 1992. I will be listening to Sacred Heart on the commute tomorrow.


1 comment:

Matt Conlon said...


Happens in threes... Who is next!?