Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
KNAC Magazine KNAC ON-AIR TALENT KNAC Downloads KNAC Contests KNAC Store
News

Don't Give Ronnie James Dio The 'Horns Up' Unless You Mean It!

By Sefany Jones, Contributing Editor
Friday, May 24, 2002 @ 11:28 AM


Ronnie Dio Speaks Out On The M

- advertisement -
From Spitfire Records:

Ronnie James Dio, the man widely credited for pioneering the "devil's horns" hand sign, recently spoke to Kerrang! about the "widespread abuse of his creation" amongst pop folk and people who flash the sign without knowing the meaning behind it.

- advertisement -
"It's all right as long as it's accepted for what it was," Dio told the magazine. "It was a more serious thing at the time, when I was with [BLACK] SABBATH. That was a band that was very dark, and that's what I wanted it to be. It was symbol of the darkness of that band, and not something to be passed on to BRITNEY SPEARS! An invention is an invention, I guess. It's become so damn polluted now. The people who are doing it don't know what it means and they have no idea that they shouldn't be doing it.

"It's a trend," Dio added. "It's a popular trend and so it will probably become like the hula hoop. During a show, I sometimes think 'Maybe I won't do that tonight', because it's become so damn ludicrous now. Everyone's doing it and it has no meaning anymore. Now I wait until two or three songs into the show, and until there's a stop in the music and I'm doing something on my own, and then the response is incredible because people are wanting that from me. It's like OZZY and the peace sign, you know? So I never find myself not doing it, but I'm definitely doing it less and less these days.

"The point is that you can't just flash it. You have to have a face that goes with it. There has to be some emotion behind it. It can't just be the raising of the arm, trying to get your fingers in the right position. And you'll notice that a lot of people are using the thumb now, too. When the thumb comes out it means 'I love you' either in Hawaiian or in sign language - I'm not sure which! So that's proof, once again, that these celebrities don't really have a clue. As stupid as this might sound, I never once did that on stage unless it was to punctuate something that was a little more dark. So when I did it, it was never about starting a trend. It's a natural thing for me to do. It's important to know that it's not something I did frivolously it was just a spontaneous response to something that I sang. A lot of times, bending of the knees always puts it in a slightly different perspective. It puts you in the Sumo position. Now you're ready to charge!"


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
AUGUST BURNS RED Drop Video For "Standing In The Storm"
ARCHSPIRE Members Launch Online Cooking Show, Good Morning Handsome
CATTLE DECAPITATION Unleash Video For "Finish Them"
THUNDER Debut New Single "Going To Sin City"
SECRET SPHERE Announce New Album Lifeblood
GEMINI SYNDROME Launches New Video For "IDK"
I’m Too Old For This Sh*t, A Heavy Metal Fairy Tale Documentary Out Now
TRIBULATION Unleashes Video For New Single "Funeral Pyre"
MORIAH FORMICA Announces All-Girl Band PLUSH
EYEHATEGOD Stream New Song "Fake What's Yours"
SAXON Launch New Video For DEEP PURPLE Cover Of "Speed King"
SUNSTORM Set To Release New Album Afterlife With New Vocalist RONNIE ROMERO
BLOOD STAINED DUSK Return With New Single "Worship and Disintegrate"
WITHERFALL Release NSFW "The Other Side Of Fear" Video
TOMBS Announce Bandcamp Virtual Performance
ACCEPT Launch New Single "Zombie Apocalypse"
KICKIN VALENTINA Release Video For "War"
NIGHTWISH Bassist MARCO HIETALA Parts Ways With The Band
THE CROWN Reveals Details For New Album, Royal Destroyer
SCARDUST Release "Mist" Music Video
BLACK SABBATH Albums Heaven And Hell And Mob Rules Deluxe Editions Coming In March
OF MICE & MEN Unleash Crushing New Song "Obsolete"
CONAN To Release New Live Album, Live At Freak Valley
BLOODY HAMMERS Launch Retro Sci-Fi Video "Not Of This Earth"
THE PRETTY RECKLESS Drop New Song "And So It Went", Featuring TOM MORELLO
U.D.O. Announce Live In Bulgaria 2020 - Pandemic Survival Show Release
JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 Unveils "Finish Line" Video
LOVE AND DEATH Share New Track "White Flag"
KORPIKLAANI Launch New Single/Video For "Niemi"
MSG Drops New Single "Sail The Darkness"
ENFORCED Releases New Video For "Malignance"
BODY COUNT Announces Fan Contest to Create Next Video "The Hate Is Real"
BUDDERSIDE Reveal Animated Video For "Pardon Me" Featuring PHIL CAMPBELL (MOTÖRHEAD)
ESCAPE THE FATE Drop New Track "Not My Problem" Featuring TRAVIS BARKER
HALLOWS EVE To Re-Release Debut Album Tales Of Terror
ALLEGAEON Launches Acoustic Video For "In Flanders Fields"
SABATON Reveal Animated Video For "No Bullets Fly"
NIGHTFALL Premieres New Song, "Killing Moon"
QUEENSRYCHE Frontman TODD LA TORRE Releases "Vanguards Of The Dawn Wall" Video
Three SACRED REICH Reissues Set For Release In February
THE PRETTY RECKLESS Share Official Video For "25"
WILSON Announce Thank You, Good Night. Live
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Unveils New Single/Video "No"
LOVEBITES To Bring Glory To The World With New EP
THE HARPS Vocalist ANDRY LAGIOU Releases Video For "Mistress of the Night"
CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman ALEXI LAIHO Passes Away
SNAKEYES Drop New Video For "Playing With Armageddon"
GOATWHORE Announces Exclusive Livestream
APOCALYPTICA Postpones Cell-0 World Tour North American Headlining Dates Until Fall 2021
GEMINI SYNDROME Releases Music Video For "Reintegration"
AMORPHIS Kick Off Pre-Order For Special 30th Anniversary Vinyl Collection 2006 – 2020
ENFORCED Unleash New Track "Hemorrhage"
TRIBULATION Launches Video For New Single, "Hour Of The Wolf"
FIRE FROM THE GODS, ILL NIÑO Announce Virtual Concert
IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Unveil "Lockdown" Video
ShipRocked Rescheduled To January 22-27, 2022
SYLOSIS Unleash Brand New Single "Worship Decay"
SEPTEMBER MOURNING Release Official Video For New Single "Wake the Dead"
PRIMAL FEAR Announce New Single "I Will Be Gone" Featuring TARJA TURUNEN
ILL NIÑO Return With New Single And Fresh New Lineup
MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Reveal New Single And Video For The Power Ballad "After The Rain"
WOLFHEART to Perform Entire Debut Album, Winterborn
QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman TODD LA TORRE Releases First Solo Single, Darkened Majesty"
JAMES DURBIN Unleashes "The Prince of Metal" Video
STRYPER Vocalist MICHAEL SWEET Announces Virtual 5th Annual Christmas Show
Vocalist RONNIE ATKINS Unveils New Solo Album One Shot
LAMB OF GOD Announces Second Collaboration With Nightflyer Roastworks For Overlord Dark Roast Coffee
Evil Or Divine: Live In New York City And Holy Diver Live Announced As First Two Albums In DIO Live Album Reissue Series





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2021 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News