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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?

Risposte

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

not to mention he does it the best. There is just something about the way he does it that makes it look the 100% right way to do it, every finger is in the correct placing.

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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)

the three main singers...

Ozzy - uniquness is kind of vague...he did have the ability to sing from soft to heavy (ie Solitude to Symptom of the Universe) and his voice tone is different on each album. which gives him more to offer than any other singer...that and his static stage performances. what always puts him on a higher level than the others is that he was the original singer and his ability to suite his voice towards the music

Dio - Dio was in Rainbow before he joined, so he was well known and most likely brought his fans with him. no other singer could have pulled off what he did when he joined Sabbath and it just goes to show with Heaven and Hells first track Neon Knights, which grabs your attention and holds you in place until the album is over. in my opinion, his voice was the best that Sabbath ever had, but that doesnt make him my favourite. maybe if Dio recorded more with Sabbath, he would have had more albums or songs to go wrong with like the Oz eras last two albums..or maybe not.

Tony Martin - underrated, no doubt....i think mainly because nobody knew who he was. technically, he may be a good singer, but i dont think he was right for Sabbath. you said he has versatility...to me, he sounds more like Dio if anything, and his performances of the Oz era material is just painful to listen to (same for Dio)

<strong>where...hailfax replied:</strong></cite> He did go further in his career, with the Sabs.</cite>

I am talking about from the beginning of his career obviously, all the way up to present day. Dio is recognized, but I would hope you’re aware enough of the fact that he is no Osbourne. I think his being in Sabbath kind of f***ed up the longevity of his career, his being taken as seriously as he should have been. Dio, like a lot of bands of yester year have been left behind in a sense, metal matured, it grew and has evolved. Guys like Dio have been dropped by the wayside for artists like Tool, Pantera, or a present day Lamb of God. Dio is an old flame from the past, and I am sure record sales reflect that fact, I’m sorry but I find it hard to buy that Dio has managed to outsell any of these mentioned artists in the last few years he has tried to stay a figure in today’s metal scene. I love Dio, I do admire him, but I am not naive in my view of the modern metal scene, do you understand?

As for living in the past, well that’s kind of funny, and as for my age playing a factor as to how I recall things, sure it plays a small part in it all, but in my defense I have read many interviews throughout my lifetime, and I also exercise my own personal judgment on the information I have acquired. There have been many times I have heard Ozzy blow s*** off, and thought just that, he’s talking out of his ass again, and that’s the thing you have to keep in mind, we all talk s*** from time to time. If you choose to believe all that you hear from any one of these artists as the absolute gospel on how things went, then my advice is you shouldn’t allow yourself to be that gullible, because you can’t always stock in what you hear, or read, no matter who the author may be. I am not asking you to pick sides, I am saying think for yourself, weigh the information out and come to your own conclusions on things, with that being done obviously opinions and views will differ, because neither of us were there first hand, who knows what things may have occurred during the turbulent years of Black Sabbath, all those facts we may never truly know for sure.

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Well I prefer Ozzy almost over anybody, and my life wouldn't of been any less fulfilled if I had never even heard of the "Dio", as when it comes to Ozzy I cant imagine my life never having heard it, thats just a total bum ass thought if you know what I mean???

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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True enough he has it down to a fine art! lol

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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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It is pretty impossible to compare the vocalists that have been in Sabbath, just listen on the tracks of the albums, yet i have not found any tracks that i dont like and i have been hearing these songs since i born. But my personal opinion is that Tony Martin was the best and my favorite singer in Black Sabbath, I just have to look at the Eternal Idol album and it feels that i have been eating ecstasy all of my life... try that :)

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<strong>where...hailfax replied:</strong></cite> Yea, Iommi did call the shots, ect ect…..</cite>

Look I am sure that Iommi may have done things differently with Dio, but I don’t think Ozzy and Iommi’s past relationship played all that big of a part in how Iommi choose to play guitar. As for Dio loving lots of guitars, well that’s great, but the same can be as easily said of Osbourne. Ozzy while with Sabbath did not hog the songs and fill them entirely with vocals, per beat, per measure of music; in fact old Sabbath is filled with astounding guitar solos, and riffs, minus any vocals for large periods of time throughout the song. And as for Ozzy solo, he has had some of the most world famous guitarist play for him, and all of them got to show their stuff, so I think its safe to say Ozzy is not as insecure enough as to bully, or mandate how much guitar time, solo time any given guitar play may have, or not have on his albums. Once again am just confused as all hell on this even being a real issue for Iommi, just confused by that statement in general.

Scapegoat said: but if Ozzy is/was so incapable of writing lyrics, or contributing with a co-writer.

<strong>where...hailfax replied:</strong></cite> Nobody said that.</cite>

Look it is brought up here, time & time again that Ozzy has either allowed a fellow band member, or collaborated with another member on the lyrics for his songs. So I was responding to OzzyJohn on that comment. And here is what I am getting at, and maybe it will slow down so many people throwing that fact out there as if it has any real merit. I think it’s safe to say Elvis Presley was the king of rock-n-roll, that his career was incredible, and that his celebrity status goes beyond any that were doing it in his day, all the way up to present day, he is beyond legend. So with that said its no secret that Elvis wrote very few of his own actual songs, most of his library of music was written by someone else or he did covers. Now my point is this, how is it that Ozzy should be viewed any differently, why should his accomplishments be any less in anyone’s eyes? They shouldn’t, Ozzy has not only a unique voice, but an incredible amount of charisma, & stage presence more so than any front man dead, or alive. It just makes my ass tired that people throw that out there as if it has any real significance with him being a great vocalist/singer, like his vocals aren’t enough to make him the rock god he is today, that he must lack talent, or is inferior to those that do write their own material. So if you don’t look at him as any less for having out side help, or co-writers, then why the f*** is it even brought up? This also confuses the s*** right out of me, am I alone???

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Ozzy is the god of rock ozzy is better than anyone i agree with goat ozzy osbourne is better than dio not that i dont respect him

OZZY

ETERNAL

GOD OF ROCK

love in hate hate in love

"I love that little dwarf, he is definitely one of a kind. I remember the first time I seen him I thought damn that boy looks like an elf, so when I found out that was the name of the first band he was in I about laughed my ass off, just to funny for words!" lmfao lol hahahahaaaaa f***ing brilliant, you my friend have a gift

sorry to get off topic, kinda, but I had to comment

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Old rockers come and go, but not Oldman Double O

its not impossible to choose a favourtie as you just did. are you telling me that The Eternal Idol or Headless Cross are better albums than...say...Paraoid or Heaven and Hell? i admit he might be a good singer but he just sounds off when hes in Sabbath

Not angry at all my friend, and I would be flattered if you use my technique, it helps me to keep my rebuttals straight when I am writing them out, as well as when I am proof reading. Also I am sorry if you think I am angry, and sorry if that’s what you’re picking up on, if it’s because I use profanity from time to time, well I apologize but that’s how I roll in real life, and if we was to be seated together one on one I would speak to you in the same manner. Of course then you would understand that I am not angry, because you could hear the tone of my voice and pick up on that fact all on your own. So rest assured, this is a friendly debate, and I am always up to a friendly argument, via my responding to your original post.

Listen I love Iommi, and all the original guys of Sabbath, and as I stated earlier, no one member is solely responsible for the success of Black Sabbath. As for Iommi’s statements that Dio allows him a greater freedom to play guitar, or that he inspires him, I can buy into that to a certain point, but as a fellow guitar player, a lot of the inspiration comes from deep down inside, so Dio may have lite a flame under Iommi’s ass to go for it with a little bit more gusto, especially with his obvious concerns whether long time fans would welcome Dio into the fold, but to say that Ozzy was some kind of hindrance on his guitar time, work, whatever, is kind of a full of s*** statement, and maybe I am taking it out of context, and maybe if I was to actually hear the interview I would understand a bit better, I don’t know??

<strong>where...hailfax replied:</strong></cite> I don’t see what that is supposed to mean. Are you saying Dio and Iommi are not on good terms with Ozzy these days??? I don't get it...</cite>

I know they are on good terms, but each has his own recollection of how things went, and the drug haze that they were all in back then doesn’t help make ones memory all so clear, so what I am saying is Iommi may see things a certain way, as to where others that were there may see it another. And it’s all well and good for Iommi to say how he felt way back then, or what he was thinking at the time, but as time goes by you tend to believe in things that aren’t always 100% built on actual fact, time tends to romanticize things a bit if you get my point. And that goes for all of them, including Mr. Ozzy Osbourne.

Since I have started this discussion/debate with you I couldn’t help but think about it a little more, and I really don’t get Iommi’s statement, or let’s say I am confused by it at the very least. Why? Because one of the major fundamental factors of me loving my Sabbath as much as I did/do wasn’t just purely the vocals of Ozzy Osbourne, it was also due to those long, deep ass instrumentals that Iommi would do on almost every album, and every song. In other words it didn’t get boring, because Iommi would change the direction of the song multiple times through out its duration, via it not getting tiresome, or repetitive. So I personally don’t understand how Iommi could say working with Ozzy, Dio, whomever, had that profound of an effect on how he played, or how he constructed his songs. As for maybe inspiring him by it being new and fresh, thus exciting him, making it easier for him to come up with riffs he was happy with, maybe thats the case, who really knows? Again we could debate this forever, because neither one of us are Iommi, Dio, or Osbourne. I hope you see a little more clearly where it is that I am shooting from, and I am not being mean, just trying not to be bias myself here, if you get what I mean?

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