RONNIE JAMES DIO: “…Then I Am Being Called A Dictator Or Whatever They Call Me”

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Ronnie James Dio, the legendary vocalists and one of nicest persons in Hard Rock! In this interview from 1996 Ronnie talks openly about leaving Black Sabbath twice and why he doesn’t want to join forces with Rainbow again. He also explains how his lyrics changed in the 90s and why he stopped using permanent keyboardists. You also got to hear his take on the bad climate within the band Dokken and himself being called a dictator. RIP Ronnie!


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