Having an Italian word for “God” as your pseudonym is pretentious for anyone – save for Ronnie James Dio. If only because of the voice. There’s both heaven and hell in it, hard-hitting lashing and celestial caress. Then, the poetry to delve in and relish. All this makes the veteran singer more than a mere vocalist. Ronnie is one of the most interesting and intriguing characters in the world… in the world of music at least. The character’s so deep it needs to be explored, and any conversation is but an attempt to look under the skin of Dio. Yet why not try?