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- Posted on Nov 19th 2008 10:00AM by James Sullivan
Now comes news of a Wisconsin man who flew off the handle over another customer's karaoke rendition of Dio's 'Holy Diver.' Police say 24-year-old Kyle Drinkwine had a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit when he throttled 28-year-old James Mischler for his allegedly irreverent impersonation of onetime Black Sabbath lead singer Ronnie James Dio.
Before the attack Mischler hit back at Drinkwine's heckling, telling the Smoking Gun that he zinged his antagonist, who'd earlier performed an Eminem song, for wearing an oversized crucifix. "I told him he should find a better vending machine for his jewelry," said the budding comedian.
But if he shook off the subsequent assault, the singer remains stung by the insinuation that he was making fun of Dio with his off-key rendition. "I genuinely love Ronnie James Dio!" he insisted.
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