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Ronnie James Dio wins the Kerrang! Icon Award 2010

Ronnie James Dio wins the Kerrang! Icon Award 2010

Ronnie has been hailed as one of the greatest voices in heavy metal, aside from being the vocalist of ‘Dio’, he has also performing with artists such as Elf, Rainbow and Black Sabbath. Tragically, he died earlier this year to cancer, and his wife Wendy accepted the Icon Award on his behalf at this years Kerrang! awards.

Ronnie was a metal legend, touching many with his music, message and magic. He was awarded the Classic Rock Metal Guru Award in 2006, and inducted into the Rock Walk of Fame in 2007. Earlier this ear Ronnie was named best metal singer by Revolver Magazine.

Not only did Ronnie possess one of the best metal voices in the business, but he had a heart to match. Motivated by omission of heavy metal talent from the Live Aid event in 1985, he organised the Hear’N Aid charity recording that same year. It says much for his influence and popularity that he was able to attract to the cause the most prominent rock musicians of the day.

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