Ozzy vs Dio

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As I recall, In his younger days Ozzy stuck up for this dude getting attacked by these two guys by jumping in and beating them up. He was then arrested for assaulting 2 plainclothes policemen and interfering with their arrest of a suspect. I don’t see a young Dio taking down two cops… without the Horned Hand Hex, that is.
well Ronnie was only like 3 feet tall so gotta use what ya got lol
 

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I wonder what they were talking about...

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Probably how to pay band members 'chicken-feed' while promising them a 'Full-Band' cut eventually, which will NEVER pan out while they and their manager wives suck up all the big money for being the 'Main Draw', later inspiring DLR to do the same... 💵💴💵
 

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speaking of...
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On this day in 2010, Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer at age 67


Judas Priest headlined 08. All that mattered was seeing them and Mötorhead, and testament. Fourth band (played 3rd) sounded oddly familiar… Heaven and hell. I was graced with the privilege of seeing RJD front the reformed sabbath. That was the only time I got to see him and Lemmy live. RIP to the greats.
 

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Probably how to pay band members 'chicken-feed' while promising them a 'Full-Band' cut eventually, which will NEVER pan out while they and their manager wives suck up all the big money for being the 'Main Draw', later inspiring DLR to do the same... 💵💴💵
Probably more like:

Dio: "We're going to do a Sabbath double live album..." (LiveeviL)

Ozzy: "Oh yeah, so am I..." (Speak of the Devil)
 

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Rainbow was where I had first learned of RJD. I have been a fan of all eras of Sabbath, Dio, Ozzy.. Al great rockers in their own right.

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Darn right , RJD in Rainbow was amazing and then some and he was pretty good in Black Sabbath with the first 2 albums he did with them . Don't get me wring as I love Ozzy also !
 

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I used to have all the pre-1979 Sabbath CD's in a playlist. (minus Live At Last). There's a lot of good stuff in there. Best to listen to the deep cuts, that the pop market ignored.

If you listen to early live stuff, you'll note, that they had to change some of their lyrics to be more radio/family friendly...

If you have the whole catalogue from most of the people involved w/ this circle of musicians, you'll have a lot of great rock & roll in your repertoire.

If you can find it, look for Cozy Powell - Behind The History documentary. It's really amazing how big a circle of musicians that were from the UK, from Deep Purple, Sabbath, UFO, Queen, ELP, Thin Lizzy & even Zeppelin. Throw in the Beatles & Pink Floyd, & you'll have the classic rock conglomerate...

For instance, in 1980, Cozy was playing in Rainbow. He enlisted Graham Bonnet. Cozy & Bob Daisley left Rainbow, & Cozy went to Join MSG. Then, Cozy hooked up w/ Whitesnake, & Robert Plant, before joining Black Sabbath. Graham Bonnet went on to quit Rainbow, shortly after Cozy left & ended up in MSG. Bob Daisley went on to join Blizzard of Oz. Whitesnake was fronted by Coverdale, who was in Deep Purple.

Dio was in Rainbow & joined Black Sabbath & then formed his own band. Jimmy Bain, who joined Rainbow after Daisley left, helped to form Dio's band, w/ Vinny Appice, who played in Sabbath, w/ Dio...

Graham Bonnet played a few other things w/ Cozy & they worked w/ Don Airey, who played on Blizzard of Ozz, w/ Rainbow, & Gary Moore played guitar w/ them as well. Ozzy, obviously in the middle of the debate of the OP, well established in the circles... Daisley, played in Sabbath, & Humble Pie, along w/ Kerslake. When in Sabbath, Daisley wrote most of the lyrics also.

The circle gets bigger & deeper, but, I suppose you get the idea...
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On this day in 1984, Ozzy Osbourne is arrested in Memphis, Tennessee for being “staggering drunk,” according to police. He is released from jail five hours later, and continues on with his tour in support of Bark at the Moon.

 

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On this day in 1984, Ozzy Osbourne is arrested in Memphis, Tennessee for being “staggering drunk,” according to police. He is released from jail five hours later, and continues on with his tour in support of Bark at the Moon.



Yeah but, Tennessee? Some guy thats "out of place". He looks more sober than either of my 2 DWIs and I wasn't staggering...yet...
 

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This thread delivers.

Dio was my 1st show in '86, saw Ozzy in '89 and Black Sabbath at Ozzfest in '99 (original line up)

After Ozzy fired ZW, I felt like he was just using guitar players for their creativity then moving on to the next one. Maybe Dio did the same thing. One might argue that Sharon and Wendy were behind this more than anything. One might also argue that it got more exposure to more guitarists so it wasn't necessarily a bad thing.

In your opinion: Who's the greatest Guitar player out of all Ozzy and Dio's guitarists? (probably should be another thread)

Huge contribution to music if you think about. Besides the music they created.
Diary of a Madman was my first Ozzy concert. Sooo great it was. He is a grand master of party boy & metal rock. He never seemed to hang on to a guitar player for long.

Dio delivers technically superior, and his Sabbath era was a kind of epitome of classic hugeness.
 

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