DIO: Statements diverser Musiker
Gestern ist mit Ronnie James Dio die "Voice Of Metal" ihrem Krebsleiden erlegen. Heute ist das Internet voll von Äußerungen diverser Musiker zu diesem tragischen Ereignis. Hier ein paar kurze Auszüge:
Lars Ulrich (Metallica): "(...) Your ears will definitely be burning during those two weeks because all of us will be talking, reminiscing and sharing stories about how knowing you has made our lives that much better.
"Ronnie, your voice impacted and empowered me, your music inspired and influenced me, and your kindness touched and moved me. Thank you"
Gary Holt (Exodus): "(...) I first met him at Foundations Forum about two to three weeks before our tour with them during BlackSabbaths 'Dehumanizer' tour, for about ten minutes while he waited outside for his cab. I introduced myself, said it was an all time honor to meet and tour with him and said see you soon. Fast forward to the first day of the tour, and he sees me and says, 'How are you doing, Gary?' I would not have been offended if he never knew my name the whole tour, but he remembered it from a ten-minute chat around three weeks earlier. (...)"
Danko Jones: " (...) In 2004, I got to meet Dio and he was so gracious and down to earth, then he got up on stage and schooled everyone.
"We all have the records — 'Heaven And Hell', 'Mob Rules', 'Holy Diver', 'Last In Line', 'Dream Evil', 'Rainbow Rising', 'Long Live Rock’N'Roll'. I can't listen to them today because it's too hard, but tomorrow I will crank these up.
"R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio."
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater): " (...) This is one of the saddest days in metal ever."
Ritchie Blackmore (ex-Deep Purple, Blackmore's Night, spielte mit Dio seine ersten drei legendären Rainbow Alben ein): "Ronnie had a unique and wonderful voice. He will be sadly missed in the rock and roll world."
Das Team von The-Pit wünscht Ronnies Frau und Managerin Wendy sowie allen Angehörigen und Freunden viel Kraft in dieser schweren Zeit.