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Dio vs Ozzy

theres no doubt, Dio is a better singer. even to this day, his voice still sounds as strong as it did 30 years ago. of course Ozzy's 'good' voice gave out by the mid 90s...not intending that his voice was bad. Ozzy's unique way of singing from soft to heavy and singing to the same tune of Iommi's riffs put him on a higher level than any other sabbath singer. still, you listen to Children of The Sea, and you can't ignore the fact that Dio was the best choice, not only to fill Oz's shoes, but to replace him.who was the best Sabbath singer?

Válaszok

I love Ozzy and I love Dio. First of all, Ozzy is my favorite of all time, but Dio is one of my favs. Dio is a better singer, but Ozzy's singing voice is so unique. Ozzy wins as far as impact on music, but Dio wins as far as singing goes.

I love Ozzy and I love Dio. First of all, Ozzy is my favorite of all time, but Dio is one of my favs. Dio is a better singer, but Ozzy's singing voice is so unique. Ozzy wins as far as impact on music, but Dio wins as far as singing goes.

Just watch Black Sabbath Live in Paris 1970 and you'll figure it out. In "Hand Of Doom" from that concert, Ozzy is f***ing unreal! Ozzy era Black Sabbath=Godfathers of Metal!!!!!!!! They influenced awesome bands like EHG, Melvins, Down, Electric Wizard, COC, Crowbar, Soundgarden, .....

ozzy osbourne is the best and he never reached the level of the great ozzy
black sabbath is that he was all by Bienne with but his best success came with ozzy
and are successful because of the glorious voice ozzy

i actually can't compare Dio and Ozzy. they both have unique voices and influenced the music in their own way...they are both special in their own way :)

lol had to laugh @ ozzy is darkness & the comparison to dio & a cat. hit the nail on the head. OZZY RULES the black sabbath era hands down. after him they sound soft & poppy, lame not dark & black like original sabbath. but obviously SOMEBODY liked it.

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luv OZZY! /; > LUV him

i back ozzy all the way coz dio sounds like some killing a f***ing cat and if you cant hear that get your f***ing ears checked

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Rock on. ozzy your music will never die

Your are right by technicalities. Each has/had their respective qualities. RJD was brought in by Tony to give Sabbath a new direction! HIS! Yes Ozzy has had his problems, especially at the time Tony did his worst.

However, there begins a ginormous difference. Sharon kicked Ozzy A rse, to become the true Super STAR that he became. AND YES The Osbournes may have made money, BUT perhaps he should not have done it.

So HOW succesfully were Black Sabbath after Ozzy?

Did they sell more Albums than Ozzy?

Did they fill the same size or bigger vebnues than Ozzy?

Who made more money? That one is simple OZZY, just watch Black Sabbath - The Last Supper Video/DVD!

DID Ozzy dislike RJD./Tony? Another simple to answer. YES at the time and for some time after, BUT I think that Ozzy Mellowed. At least Black Sabbath reformed ....... a while anyway!

Long Live Rock and Roll

I personally do not like Thrash, Death, and all that sort of stuff BUT each to their own. There is a market, and these bands survive. Such is life!

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Number 1

Quality over quantity my friend, quality over quantity

Ozzy FTW !!! Guys Ozzy of course is the best , he has a exellent voice but and Dio too . I have the Best of Black Sabbath and Dio's songs are only 5 of 32 of all alboum and all the other songs are by Ozzy . Ozzy is BETTER 100%100.Black Sabbath & Led Zeppelin are my favourite bands .( Ozzy > Dio )
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~Will never forget you Dio <3 and never forget your perfect voice that is one of the best metal voices :(

R.I.P

Ozzy FTW !!! Guys Ozzy of course is the best , he has a exellent voice but and Dio too . I have the Best of Black Sabbath and Dio's songs are only 5 of 32 of all alboum and all the other songs are by Ozzy . Ozzy is BETTER 100%100.Black Sabbath & Led Zeppelin are my favourite bands .( Ozzy > Dio )
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~Will never forget you Dio <3 and never forget your perfect voice that is one of the best metal voices :(

R.I.P

im really not that keen on them--aswell

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gimpnoid
http://www.metalofoz.com/

I don't need to tell you that I don't like Guns n roses...

hey kala its the new guns n roses album---

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gimpnoid
http://www.metalofoz.com/

What's that?

hey you to ozznoids--ive listened to chinese democracy and its not my cup of tea either--thought id chime in on this---it has merit though--im not bagging it--

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gimpnoid
http://www.metalofoz.com/

I have only heard a couple of tracks on toxik tunes radio, it wasn't my speed of course, but to each his own, lol!

As for new metal, have you heard the new lamb of god yet, its pretty mean my friend, pretty damn mean!

Scape \m/

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Peace

Scape

<strong>Ozzy:</strong><cite>"I have no regrets except that I wasn't up to keep Randy (Rhoads) from getting on that plane." (Ozzy Osbourne, Guitar World Issue 37, 2000)
</cite>Are you fookin with me bro, now you have to know I hate that lil prick Axl! lol

Hey Scape..what's new with you?? I've been checking in here every so often
One question I must ask you...what did you think of Chinese Democracy? It f***in blew my mind!! If you haven;t heard it get to Best Buy immediately haha

go the ozznoids

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gimpnoid
http://www.metalofoz.com/

The ozznoids of course... But I confess that I do love the album

hey kala wich mob--the album or the oznoids

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gimpnoid
http://www.metalofoz.com/

Finally... THE MOB RULES

well sabbath had to go on,but for me i only got ozzy sabbath in my collection--yeah yeah i know im being narrow minded but ,im me and im a gimp--but i like dio in dio-no probs their---so peeps who like all sabbath,,please dont hammer me on this

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gimpnoid
http://www.metalofoz.com/

Imagine if they could rock out together - and even harmonize - that would be tha s*** - I don't like to compare vocalists - cuz they both do their thing - I used to say I hated Dio when I was 12 - and then I was listening to it in a friend's car at like 14 - and started cryin - cuz I said i hated him for no reason other than I love Ozzy - after that - I appreciated Dio more and realized he was a good addition to Sabbath.
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I met ozzy in March of 1984, back stage at a concert that I won a writing contest to get on stage with him when I waz 14. I waz speechless - something very unusual 4 me!
google me!

Hey Doom, what be up??? Long time no see my brother! \m/
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Peace

Scape

<strong>Ozzy:</strong><cite>"I have no regrets except that I wasn't up to keep Randy (Rhoads) from getting on that plane." (Ozzy Osbourne, Guitar World Issue 37, 2000)
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I've come to change my mind. Ozzy = Dio. Maybe it's the upcoming Sabbath album!!

I hear that, no one hears or see things exactly the same, thank god!

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Peace

Scape

<strong>Ozzy:</strong><cite>"I have no regrets except that I wasn't up to keep Randy (Rhoads) from getting on that plane." (Ozzy Osbourne, Guitar World Issue 37, 2000)
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The darkest
Ozzy was the best choice....though Dio has a strong and perfect voice (Dio really is a great rocker)...but Ozz's voice is closer to me...but an answer to the question is individual and depends on personal prefernces...the question like that of what Sabbath singer was the best one objectively is incorrect.....there are no any facts...there are personal predilections....Music is not science...'s art....
2 Rino They are Ozz's personal decisions whom to invite for his birthday whom not to....Song with Busta Rhymes was a single project of Ozzy with Busta (actually I like this song....)...And all these facts don't f***ing say anything about professional and artistic abilities of Ozz as a rock-singer....man....

I fail to see where anything I stated throughout the thread would have insulted Ozzy, or hurt his feelings. Most of what I spoke of is firmly taken from reality, something some people choose not to admit, or look at fairly. Of course Ozzy is the man, he is why I went down the rabbit hole and never looked back.

Ozzy is the master, period!
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Peace

Scape

<strong>Ozzy:</strong><cite>"I have no regrets except that I wasn't up to keep Randy (Rhoads) from getting on that plane." (Ozzy Osbourne, Guitar World Issue 37, 2000)
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No one hurts Ozzy, we all love him, but we are honest: Dio has a great voice and his music is wonderful ! even Ozzy knows that!

<strong>Boy,

Some People are so Critical, Eh?

Ozzy has Feelings like anyone & some of these Posts are Aimed Directly Towards Hurting them....

Who Cares?

I Mean Really, Who Cares?

I don't Even Care....

I just Do Whatever is Happening & that Doesn't Include Pleasing up the Past....

Sincerely,

Dave

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A ROCK GOD .Does a Rock God sing with Busta Rhymes or Jessica Simpson or invite he for his birthday Justin Timberlake where was Iommi Geezer Ward, there was not a real rocker to be seen.
Think before you wright something.

ozzy for world leader

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gimpnoid

They have really different voices, Dio has a really good voice but some other singers have almost the same (Marco from Nightwish by example) but Oz's is unique. Oz rocks !!! :)
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too right kala--------but ozzy is the man,,hey imagine if ozzy sung with judas

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gimpnoid

I hate this question! I can't compare BS with Ozzy and with Dio because sound like two different bands to me

yep ozzy's the man

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gimpnoid

<strong>This,

is Extremely Stupid. Ozzy is The Man! No Questions Asked......

I Never, Ever Would have Liked Black Sabbath so Much without Oz & they Are My All Time Favorite Rock n Roll Band in the Entire Universe, so.....

Meh!

Sincerely,

Dave

P.S. I Can Has CheezBurger! Lol! Cat!

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Gillan 2 singer Deep Purple
Dickinson 2 singer Iron Maiden
Dio 2 singer Black Sabbath
And now you fools know it, need i say more

Oops my bad. Hand_of_Doom = where...halifax

i f***ing love Dio! i didnt mean it like that. i just love how onmysix gets on these rampages and has the weirdest damn insults you ever heard.

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The more I see, The less I know.
The more I like to let it go.
[snow : RHCP] :)

First off, when Dio came into Sabbath, he didn't try to be like Ozzy and that set him apart and gave them their new sound. Also your comment about lyrics...personally, I do like his lyrics (at least with Sabbath). But you can't compare his lyrics to the Ozzy era...considering Geezer Butler wrote most of it. What if Ozzy was the lyricist? Would Sabbath be as famous as they are now? Since Dio joined, he also gave room for Iommi to breathe with his solos and show off his true skill. And you cant ignore the fact that his monstrous, powerful vocals can easily match Iommi's new "heavier riffs"

As for your comment:
"<em>As with Ozzy and the boys of Sabbath, they set the standard, & paved the way for all the metal bands that came after. So take a look at heavy music/metal, and ask yourself how many Dio clones your going to find, as in comparson to how many Ozzy clones you will undoubtedly find.</em>"

Sure, Dio may not have been a pioneer to heavy metal, but he did help pave the way. Maybe there are more Dio "clones" because his voice had a bigger influence on newer bands than Ozzy did (or maybe because nobody could match Ozzy's voice...who knows right?}.

I'm not trying to say Dio was better than Ozzy, but I'm just stating the facts about Dio, that he is one of rocks greatest singers, and he can easily compare to Ozzy.

where...halifax = Hand_of_Doom.
I'm gonna stick with my old account.

Same here I love the Dio, in fact I was just watching some interviews with him a few days ago about his days with Sabbath, and his first solo album, I respect him, admire him, only thing is I don't put him on the same pedestal as Ozzy, never have, never will, sorry just how I personally feel, but to each his own guys, to each his own.

And as for the devil horns thing, not that I don't give credit to the Dio, but Gene Simmons did that thing way back in the 70's, or at least a variation of it anyway, maybe even before Dio did it I believe, I mean I am not sure on that 100%, considering Dio was in Elf as far back as 1967, so if Ronnie was doing the devil thing even then, then he is the originator of that little signature move with the devil horns, if not then perhaps Gene was, if anyone has any further info I am curious to know who had their hand at it first, no pun intended, let me know??????????

Later!

Scape

<strong>Ozzy:</strong><cite>"I have no regrets except that I wasn't up to keep Randy (Rhoads) from getting on that plane." (Ozzy Osbourne, Guitar World Issue 37, 2000)
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I never said Dio acted like Ozzy, nor did I say he ever attempted to sound like Ozzy, so I am sorry if that’s what you got from my statements.

As for Dio’s lyrics, they have always been full of lyrics that talk about satanism/evil, the darkness, the moon, the evil of the night, earthy elements, and lots, & lots of that good ole spooky ass boo s***! The most popular rainbow song of Dio’s was “man on a silver mountain”, again with the earthly elements and corny ass lyrics. And as for Geezer writing the majority of the lyrics, I don’t buy that 100%, and in the end all got credit for those songs, Osbourne, Butler, Iommi, & Ward alike, via Black Sabbath!

For your theory, if Ozzy had wrote all of the lyrics while he was in Sabbath, would they have been as famous as they are now, well my only rebuttal is of course they would have been. Ozzy has always had a huge creative input into whatever he’s done, not so much musically, but when it comes to melody, and words I believe Ozzy held his own in Sabbath, and to think other wise is simply bulls***. I think the words that came from Sabbath where a collaboration on every member’s part, not one person is solely responsible for Sabbath working; it took all four of them!

I don’t think Dio’, or anyone’s vocals allows, or prevents a guitar player from strutting his, or her s***. Song structure is still song structure, the guy you by chance have singing doesn’t always add, or take away from that fundamental fact. So if you’re under the belief that Iommi did more guitar work, solo work because of Dio’s singing style, thus allowing Iommi to do more within the band, well that is just showing prejudice on your part.

Maybe you should ask yourself this question instead, and that is maybe Iommi did more solo work, better guitar work because he didn’t have Ozzy the front man to help carry the load anymore, via inspiring Iommi to put out some of his best work ever in order to compensate for that fact, or at the least save a little face for throwing Ozzy out of the band?

Dio is cool, I enjoy hearing him when I do, its just he isn’t my boy Ozzy, and when it comes to a front man, there is more than just sheer talent that can make or break a band on this fact alone. Try charisma, originality, creativity, these things a singer must have, and when a band loses that element it sometimes means the end for that band.

In Sabbaths case they went on and yes they were successful, but hands down it’s not the Dio Sabbath years that most will recognize, it’s the Ozzy & Black Sabbath years that everyone truly remembers as being the true incarnation of this band , as well it should be!

As for Dio paving the way, I say yes he did in a way, he carried the torch as well for many years, but he is no Ozzy, in my opinion not even in the same league. I will give Dio his due, yes he was a part of the heavy music scene, yes he coined a few of his own trademarks, and yes he had, and still has a very unique vocal style, but even given all that, he isn’t even close to being a Ozzy Osbourne, a Bill Ward, a Tony Iommi, or a Geezer Butler, never have I put him on a pedestal that high, nor will I ever.

If you love, enjoy Dio then that’s great, to each his own I say, its just that this old metal head loves the original lineup the best, I did back in the day, & its still true of me now.

Sabbath created heavy metal music, they also created a whole new jondra, and for that I will always be in awe of them, and I will always give them the credit due to them for doing just that very thing!

For me in order to love heavy music, or modern metal, one must always rememebr the Sabbath!

peace all!

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<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

I hear ya on killswitch, they are just one of the many new metal bands I don't really go for, but the remake of Holy Diver is a hoot, look up the video on youtube, its beyond cheeseriffic!

Peace

ScApeGoAt

<cite>"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus."</cite> - <strong>Ozzy Osbourne</strong>

Dio can be one of the greatest singers of all time and of course his voice is the same 30 years ago. But he is not the fu++ing princ of darkness that OZZY was during the 80s, 90s, and present day. The ozzman can pull you out the insanity within any time with his songs any time he wants. Dio rocks but Ozzy rules!

PS: OZZY Argentina is waiting for you. Trust me...there is nothing like an argentinian fuc++ng wild public!

Here we go in circles again. It's your opinion of Dio's lyrics. Some people like them, some people don't, and clearly you don't, but there are many people that do. Following up on my statement of Geezer being the lyricist, proof is everywhere. Have you ever read Sabbath books written by the roadies? Have you seen or read interviews? Why not just buy "Black Sabbath: The Last Supper" and get your proof right there right from their mouths. I'm not saying Geezer wrote 100%, but he did a large portion, including switching from Earth to Black Sabbath.

With Ozzy writing the lyrics, would they be famous? I would have to agree with you too, but nobody knows for sure. It's just opinion as usual.

Sorry if you misunderstood me too...I meant that when Dio was in the band, he gave Iommi the opportunity to play more, and I do have proof from straight from Dio's mouth (which does not show prejudice on my part). Have you seen the new Heaven and Hell live DVD? If not, I suggest you go buy it, go to the special features and listen to what Iommi/Dio had to say. Take these for example:
"Tony loved to have to come up to a musical standard, so did Geezer." - Dio
"...these open him up to show what a great guitar player he is, and to give himself a space to go to that makes him proud as well." - Dio
"Ronnie likes a lot of guitar, so it's great for me. I can get back into playing solos again." - Tony Iommi
if you don't believe me, feel free to go buy it or watch it if you have it..?

Ozzy the frontman wasn't there to carry the load anymore? Iommi knew Dio and they talked even before Ozzy left. By the time he left, Dio was in the band quickly, and Iommi did know that his bands direction would change prior.
Yea, I do agree that Ozzy does have a better stage presence, even to this day. So that does add to Ozzy's qualities and uniqeness.
Of course people favour Ozzy over Dio, which is a shame in my opinion. I think they both have so much to offer and I think that Dio is unrrated only because he wasn't the in the original Sabbath.

Dio a better singer?....LMFAO!!! dude, you cannot compare ozzy to dio.. i stopped listening to Sabbath after ozzy left because of dio. have you ever heard dio sing paranoid? it's f***ing hysterical... DIo is not the (self proclaimed) "king of rock and roll." i totally disagree with you on this issue...there is no comparison.

Gene credits himself from one album cover though. Ever see him use it at a concert during that time? Further more his explanation of why he uses it is of the way he holds his pick:
http://www.spectorbass.com/images/artists/GeneSimmonsBlue_lrg.jpg
don't look that way to me :)

Dio gives his history about where he first saw (his Italian grandma) it and why he began to use it everywhere, that being because Ozzy always gave the peace sign and he wanted to do something different from that. From the logic of both these gentlemen I gotta give it to Dio.

But SG, why would you put anything on a pedestal? Didn't you see 40 year old Virgin? Nothing should be placed there...LMAO...

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Tony Iommi = God, his arch angels are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Walker, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Dave Donato, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin, and Bill Ward (bassically everyone who sang on a song labeled Black Sabbath)