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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?

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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

You seem pretty angry buddy. Sorry...I would consider this a friendly debate. I hope you don't mind if I use your technique.

<strong>Scapegoat said:</strong> <cite>And once again for you to swallow that load of bulls*** from these guys all these years after the fact of Ozzy being fired from Sabbath, again shows a bias point of view on your part, no offence taken please</cite>

I dont 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...

<strong>Scapegoat said:</strong> <cite> Well that’s also pretty rich of Iommi to say, considering he always called the majority of the shots within the band, and if having more solo time, or playing whatever it was he wanted to express through the guitar had something to do with Ozzy as a vocalist, or saying Ozzy was some kind of hindrance to him as a guitar player is a load of s***, sorry but I call it like I see it.</cite>

Yea, Iommi did call the shots. To be honest, I don't know what to say here...by the time Ozzy left and Dio joined, somehow Tony's playing was more energentic, refreshed and different. I don't know why that is. <cite>"Ronnie likes a lot of guitar, so it's great for me. I can get back into playing solos again.".</cite> By that statement alone, I'm under the impression that Ozzy did have an influence on his playing...but yes I know that's a stupid thing to think. Maybe his playing was to accommodate Dio's lyrics or vocals...I don't know man.

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

Nobody said that.

<strong>Scapegoat said:</strong> <cite>I wish that Dio had never sang for Sabbath, because if that had been the case Dio may have went a whole lot further in his career.</cite>

He did go further in his career, with the Sabs.

You seem to be living in the past and relying on your experiences 30+ years ago to back up your statements, which, I might add, is how you "call it like you see it." Seeing as how Black Sabbath said a lot of this stuff, against your word, I think it's pretty obvious who's side I'm going to take.

It's not ridiculous to compare the two knowing that they both have so many qualities. I can easily listen to Ozzy or Dio all day. You can't ignore the fact that just because Dio wasn't the original, that his voice had no place in the Black Sabbath name. It sounds like your a fan of only Ozzy and not the band. Tony, Geezer, (Bill) were still in Sabbath once Ozzy left, but why mostly follow Ozzy's career and not the rest of the band? Because there's a new singer or the lyrics or the vocals or Tony's playing? I know I'm gonna get nailed for that comment...Not to you, but to me, everything recorded with Dio was just as strong as with Ozzy.

Yea Ozzy is a living legend. And so is Dio. btw thank you for fixing my sloppy typing in the last paragraph.

Ozzy is a one of creators of "Black Sabbath" and I think, what he is "the true BS vocalist". Dio is an excellent musician, but Ozzy is 1-st!!! As Vince Neil at "Motley Crue"))

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Screaming at the window... (c) Ozzy

Ozzyjohn.... those people are very amazing. But they arent Ozzy and they wont be. And in my mind they will never compare! haha. Through all the bulls*** I have gone through Ozzy has been there. I listen to him every day. He and his music are just such a big part of my life that nothing else measures up. Think what you wish but I know that Ozzy totally kicks anyones ass! =)

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im running fast but getting nowhere.
i see the light but i never get there.
~nightmare~

The Dio song is Children Of The Sea

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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)

Yes Ozzy is the reason I still listen to black sabbath today, I respect Dio, but as I have said a million times now, he is no Ozzy!

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ScApeGoAt

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

I'm pretty sure Dio was the first to introduce it. If you watch the documentary Metal: A Headbangers Journey, he explains it in detail such as perfecting and making it important, and also mentions Gene Simmons.

in terms of what? Each had/has several excellent qualities

uniquness - Ozzy
Power and range - Dio
Range and versatillity - Tony Martin
Range and attitude - Ian Gillan
Ability - Glenn Hughes
Power, range, versatility - Ray Gillen )Best IMO)

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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)

<strong>where...hailfax replied:</strong></cite> It's not ridiculous to compare the two knowing that they both have so many qualities. I can easily listen to Ozzy or Dio all day ect ect……….. </cite>

Well I find it hard to compare any artist directly up against another; it just ends up not being entirely fair to do so. Just as every one of us is different, unique, so is every musician or artist. And I love them all for often entirely different reasons, and most being from different jondras of music, and that’s when it gets really sticky for me. I myself have never made a collation between Dio & Osbourne other than fronting Sabbath, other than that they are two completely different animals. That’s why I stated that I wish Dio hadn’t of filled Ozzy’s shoes, if he hadn’t I wouldn’t be having this wearisome conversation with you now.

I am a fan of the band, but you are correct I am a major fan of Osbourne, in other words when I first heard Sabbath it wasn’t just the killer riffs of Iommi that grabbed me by the boo boo, it wasn’t the incredible bass playing of geezer Butler, or the tribal drumming of Bill Ward, thats alone is not what had me coming back time & time again, nope! It was those vocals that made my hair stand up on end, and it is still true to this day, just as Lennon had, there is something special about Ozzy’s voice, for whatever reason it just speaks to the masses, and I cant imagine going my entire life not having known of it, as I am sure I’m not alone in that analogy..

I disagree with you on the music of Dio with Sabbath, sorry friend but if I had but one album to have to listen to for all eternity and my two choices to pick from were Paranoid, or Heaven and Hell, well Paranoid wins it hands down!

If you love them both equally, well that’s great for you, you've lost absolutely nothing, but you’re a minority as you might suspect, most prefer Osbourne as opposed to Dio, and that’s just an actual fact. For me I followed Sabbath a while after Ozzy, the Dio albums, but to be honest I bailed after that. Call me shallow if you want, but as awesome as Iommi and the band were, it wasn’t enough for me without Osbourne being there. And it would appear except for a few of you, that is most commonly the case, some of you have continued to remain a fan of the Sabbath catalog, but I just couldn’t find the same satisfaction in it after not just Ozzy being fired, but then Dio was replaced. In my opinion I feel that Iommi should have dropped using the Sabbath name. From what I have heard, his excuse is that he couldn’t due to label contracts. Whatever the case may be, I have always felt that Iommi kind of beat an old horse to death, and that he would have been taken far more seriously if he had dropped the Sabbath name and just went solo. But again we all have our own personal views on all that, and it’s safe to say no one fan feels exactly the same.

An I was fully aware of that fact Ozzyjohn, lmao @ the whole children of the sea/grave issue. Damn! I needed a good laugh, and that sure did it!

Later

Scape

I can´t believe this discussion is still going on !! Man, you can listen to it all. Iron man, H & H, Holy diver, Bark at the moon, aso, they are all so f***ing great songs, just enjoy them and don´t bother who is the singer. That´s just me.

I can go with that as well, I also remember that interview. Like I said I have never gotten the skinny on if Gene or Dio was the first to do the whole devil horns thing, and I am just as happy with the thought that Dio had first dibs on it; after all he is the guy that obviously made it forever fused, associated with his name.
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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 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)