Ronnie James Dio Remembered: Watch His Final Public Appearance and Interview
Metal legend Ronnie James Dio—who fronted Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Rainbow, and, of course, Dio, among others—passed away one year ago today. His final public appearance turned out to be the 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards where he received the Best Vocalist trophy. In remembrance of him, we have posted his acceptance of the award below and below that what became his final interview, with Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor and Sirius-XM personality Jose Mangin, which was conducted backstage at the award show.
Earlier this year, Revolver interviewed Dio’s wife, Wendy, in the January/February “Fallen Heroes” issue, available here—a portion of the purchase price goes to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (or you can donate directly here). We also honored Dio again at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods by renaming our Lifetime Achievement Award in his honor and by including him in our Fallen Heroes tribute video, viewable here.
So, with the deepest respect, enjoy Dio’s final appearances.
Ronnie James Dio accepts the Best Vocalist trophy at the 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards
Ronnie James Dio’s final interview, with Slipknot and Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor and Sirius-XM personality Jose Mangin
In other Dio news, Heaven & Hell’s Live! Radio City Music Hall 2007 video is coming out on Blu-Ray tomorrow, via Eagle Rock.