Sunday, April 12, 2009


Ronnie James Dio is going to write an autobiography, according to Classic Rock magazine. He must have some cool stories to tell - from playing with former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in Rainbow, to replacing Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath to leading his own band Dio. Did you know that before he was in Rainbow, he fronted a band called Elf, and before that, he was a doo-wop singer? It's true. Anyway, while sort of symbolizing some of the more easy to make fun of aspects of metal, he has never been a silly motley crue-esque hair metal cartoon, so this may not be the wild read that The Dirt supposedly was.  But still, it will probably be a cool read. One thing he has done is talk a lot of shit about former bandmates, singers who he has replaced and who has replaced him, etc.  I think he's sort of grown out of that, but I wonder how he will address his heavy metal "beefs" in the book. 

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