Dio karaoke results in metal beatdown

20th Nov 2008 | 00:17

Victim says, "I love Ronnie James Dio"

Singing a little Dio in a karaoke bar never hurt anybody, right? Wrong.

A Wisconsin man recently became so incensed by what he deemed to be a disrespectful performance of Dio's song Holy Diver that he attacked the singer and a second man.

Police say that Kyle Drinkwine (below, and yes, that's his real surname) had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he went apeshit and throttled James Mischler for his allegedly comedic impersonation of onetime Black Sabbath singer Ronnie James Dio.

Attacker first sang Eminem

Mischler might have been egging Drinkwine on, however. Before he was tossed a beating, Mischler heckled Drinkwine's performance of an Eminem song, even ridiculing Drinkwine's oversized crucifix. "I told him he should find a better vending machine for his jewelry," said Mischler.

More than the physical mash-up, Mischler was hurt by the insinuation that he was mocking Dio with his off-key singing. "I genuinely love Ronnie James Dio!" he insisted.

Hey, we have no reason to doubt you. Well, maybe a little

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