BRIAN TICHY: DIO's 'Amazing Talent, Charisma And Power Combined Were Nothing Short Of Magic!'

Acclaimed rock drummer Brian Tichy (PRIDE AND GLORY, OZZY OSBOURNE, FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL) has released the following message regarding the passing of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW):

"It is a sad day...

"R.I.P Ronnie James Dio!!

"I had hoped the rumor stayed just that. Sadly I was wrong...

"The world is not as cool now...

"I am another shocked, saddened and hurt fan, just like the millions of Dio fans around the world.

"I have been cranking 'Heaven and Hell', 'Mob Rules', 'Holy Diver' and 'Last In Line' since they came out. I loved so much about those records, but without Ronnie and his insane vocals, they would not have been as believable.

"Ronnie made you believe! His amazing talent, charisma and power combined were nothing short of magic!

"Listen to the first three songs on 'Mob Rules'! That is mastered dynamics the likes of which can barely be touched by any vocalist ever!

"He never changed with the times! He couldn't! He's Dio! He has to be the one guy you can count on!

"I am happy to have at least have met him briefly and told him how much of a fan I am and that he was one of the mighty elite that inspired me to never stop trying to achieve goals. I was nervous, and he was nothing but kind and classy!

"I had hoped that someday I could keep time for him. That's OK; I will crank 'Mob Rules' and 'Holy Diver' in the headphones, behind the kit, playing along totally psyched, pretending to be in an arena with him... just like I did in high school!

"Thanks to Ronnie for all the powerful music!

"Ronnie James Dio ruled, rules, and will rule!



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