Story by Metalosophy
Last week metal magazine Revolver announced that the Lifetime Achievement Award annually presented at the Golden Gods would be renamed in memory of the late, great Ronnie James Dio. At last year’s ceremony, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead won the Lifetime Achievement Award and Dio won the Best Vocalist Award. This year, Motley Crue will be receiving the first Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award.
I think this is a great way to honor one of metal’s greatest singers. Sure, there’s hardly any metal fan who doesn’t at least know of him and hopefully they will introduce their children to his music, but it certainly can’t hurt preserving his memory. Younger generations will not have the same chance to see him perform live.