Afternoon everyone, how are you? We just got back from a fantastic weekend at the Pavement All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in Minehead, to hear the terrible news that Ronnie James Dio had died. Smirk though some of you might at my affection for Ronnie’s none-more-metal brand of elves and shagging oper-rock, the guy had an utterly unique voice. His power was frightening, and in a genre populated by posing prats he was the real fucking deal. I for one will be raising a long-horned glass and a devil sign to his memory tonight. My thoughts are with his family and friends. The guy was an absolute legend.
When we were recording ‘Attention All Departments’ I remember telling Martin that I wanted to try and put the DIO and D.I.S.C.O. We tried (and failed, there can be only one Dio) but are stupidly proud of our efforts all the same. Today, you can listen to the song over at http://www.tunatheday.com where we’re ‘Catch of the Day’ and they’re saying nice things about us. Why not pay them a visit and say thanks.
Hope you and yours are all well
Andrew WO x