• IAN GILLAN On RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'We Were Very Close'

    8 days ago - By Blabber Mouth

    In a recent interview with Vikram Chandrasekar of Tales From The Road , DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan was asked if he was good friends with legendary heavy metal frontman Ronnie James Dio. "Yeah, we were close. We were very close," he said. "It was Ronnie Dio, Klaus Meine and myself; we were on a tour together. And, of course, as you probably know, Klaus and Ronnie are diminutive figures - they're not very tall - and I'm just over six foot. And so we had a photograph taken together with me in the middle and the two little ones on either side of me. And it was hilarious. And we got the...
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