RONNIE JAMES DIO Talks About His UFO Sighting
A short clip from a major interview with Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN AND HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO), to be published in the 2009 edition of Top Secret magazine (due in April), can be viewed below. The Dio interview, which was conducted a number of years ago, comes side by side with a major article about UFO opinions, reports etc., by well over 30 rockers in hard rock and metal bands.
Top Secret's Michael Eriksson says: "The article is the result of me having asked rockers for well over 20 years about this particular subject as I have conducted interviews, and the Dio clip here is one that we caught on film as well (so it represents this article well)."
He adds, "Top Secret is a new magazine for me, most of it in Swedish, some stuff in English (Tarja Turunen, DEEP PURPLE and Christa Faust). The Dio/UFO articles are in Swedish."
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Ronald James Padavona (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010), better known by his stage name Ronnie James Dio, was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture in metal culture and is known for his medieval themed lyrics. Dio possessed a powerful versatile vocal range capable of singing both hard rock and lighter ballads; according to Rainbow/Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, upon hearing him sing "I felt shivers down my spine.