Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson Pays Tribute To Ronnie James Dio RIP
The music world recently lost Ronnie James Dio, a powerful force in rock history. Do you have any special thoughts or feelings about Ronnie that you’d like to share?
Ellefson: Ronnie James Dio was the ultimate singer/artist. He had his own unique vocal style, but was also an incredibly proficient and original writer. I was a fan as soon as I heard him on the BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW classics, but his solo work in DIO just propelled him — and heavy metal in general — to a really hip mainstream appeal for the masses. He is truly the stuff of legend.