Let's face it, the man is one of the pivotal figures of hard rock/metal. Rainbow was great, the two albums he did with Sabbath were great, and then his solo career set the bar for years to come. He molded the template for power metal along with Iron Maiden. He invented the devil horns salute! Cheesy? Undeniably so. Entertaining? Hell yes! Amazingly talented? Yup. I was watching the Sacred Heart DVD yesterday and I was thinking why am I so entertained by this. Then it hit me, this was fun metal, not angry/sad metal. His cheese goes hand in hand with his entertainment, along with amazing voice. Bow to the master.