Ronnie James Dio: Anniversary of Death Today
5/16/2011 8:39:44 AM by Frank

Ronnie James Dio died a year ago this day on May 16, 2010.

"He was quite literally, an icon of heavy metal; loved or otherwise respected by all. His piercing voice will forever be committed to the halls of memory. He is credited with popularizing the "devil horns" gesture--a family affection that went on to become the universal hand sign of heavy metal. For that alone, he's immortal. Dio always seemed to strike a deep, personal chord with his fans and always seemed to be a very down to earth, gracious person regardless of his successes." --Ben McCraw

Staff Comments from Ronnie Dio's passing: [Link]

<< back >>

Hate Eternal The Kovenant
Leng Tch'e Racer X
Loudness Opeth
The Haunted Children Of Bodom
Rebellion Neck
Twisted Tower Dire Kataklysm
Overkill Godsmack
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Widowmaker
Firewind Metallica
Valley's Eve Evolution
Endless Time Shakra
Catch 22 Inner Rage of Emotion
Biomechanical Bloodbath
Thunderbolt Steel Preacher
Stryper Eidolon
Doro Hard Echo
Tesla Soil
TNA Shiva
I Hate Sally Black Stone Cherry
Devil To Pay Riot
Evanescence downBleed
Freakhouse Deep Purple
Skyfire Dimmu Borgir
Fabrizio Bonanno Destructor
Goatsnake Bonfire
Final Dawn Otep
Age Of Silence The Project Hate
Arch Enemy Incantation
Silent Force Agnostic Front
Seventh One Angra
Cryme Creed
Azrael's Bane Lost Soul
Dirt Necrophagia
Sabaton Hellfire
Nevermore Severe Torture
Derek Sherinian Lord Gore
Axel Rudi Pell Soul SirkUS
Raintime Grand Magus
Impiety Hatesphere
Ivory Knight Groundcrew
Embraze Mirador
Subterranean Masquerade Evemaster
Sebastian Bach Impaled Nazarene
Sheavy Holy Blood
Flotsam & Jetsam Nuclear Assault
Painmuseum Before The Dawn
Crystal Fate Dirty Americans
Blood Thirsty Demons Bolt Thrower
Ignarus Forever Slave
Bronx Casket Company God Forbid
Khold Beecher
End My Sorrow Second Shadow
Thryfing Across Tundras
Naked Beggars Cannibal Corpse
Poison Nikki Puppet
Cryptopsy Moonspell
Imagika Speed/Kill/Hate
Ensoph Royal Hunt
Amon Amarth Time Requiem
Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers Anata
Belphegor The Finals
Battle Bratt Oblomov
Semargl Rotting Christ
Satyricon Cult of Daath
Lupara Lordi
Escape The Fate Middian
Manticore Satariel
Spit Like This Antigama
Transmission 0 David Galas
Hearse Ensiferum
Echoes of Eternity Hell N' Diesel
Pathosray Diamond Dogs
Frosthardr Mass Extinction
Averse Sefira Ride The Sky
The Obsessed Pop Evil
To-Mera Intolerant
The More I See Son of Eric
Winterfylleth Caliban
DC4 Earthen Grave