Ronnie James Dio: RIP

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Ronnie James Dio: RIP

Postby cbrunish » Tue May 18, 2010 8:10 am

Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010) died on the 16th of May. He will be missed. I played many of roleplaying sessions to his music.
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Postby Spectator » Tue May 18, 2010 11:51 am

Wow, what a shame!
He was a bad-ass!
"Rainbow in the Dark" is still one of the hard rock legends that can never be duplicated!
R.I.P.
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Postby cbrunish » Wed May 19, 2010 5:16 am

Yeah! First concert was DIO on August 13, 1984. Twisted Sister opened up.
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Postby Stygian Devout » Wed May 19, 2010 9:58 am

... there was always a peculiar link between DnD and Dio music... not that I minded!

Indeed, Ronnie was one of the greats. sad.
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Postby Spectator » Thu May 20, 2010 1:55 am

Dio (the band) had some incredible cover art!
I love the Demon swinging the chain on the cover of Holy Diver.
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Postby cbrunish » Thu May 20, 2010 6:51 am

My personal favorite was the Last in Line cover with the Egyptian setting. At the time my favorite module was I3 The Pharaoh. I loved playing that album and Iron Maiden's Powerslave album when DMing that module.

Ah...Those were the days!
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Postby thelevitator » Fri May 21, 2010 6:47 am

cbrunish wrote:Yeah! First concert was DIO on August 13, 1984. Twisted Sister opened up.
No way! I saw that tour as well! In fact, I got to see Dio twice in the span of about 3 days. I had some friends in Minneapolis who had gotten me a ticket for Dio there in Minneapolis. When I got back to Wisconsin, I found out some of my friends back there were going to see Dio at the Rosemont in Chicago, so I went with them and saw him a second time.

He was easily one of my biggest musical influences, and I have never gamed a session without at least one Dio track playing in the background. \m/
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Postby Hervé » Tue May 25, 2010 7:51 pm

Ronnie finally managed to catch the rainbow...
I talk to planets, baby.

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