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Ronnie James Dio

Dio at IronFest, 2005
Background information
Birth name Ronald James Padavona
Born July 10, 1940 (1940-07-10) (age 69)
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock, blues-rock
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, bass, keyboards, trumpet
Years active 1957 - present
Associated acts Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell
Website Official website
.Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1940) is an American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter.^ R onnie James Dio, real name Ronald James Padavona, was born in Cortland, NY, on July 10 th 1942.
  • Ronnie James Dio, real name Ronald Padavona, was born in Cortland, NY,on July 10th 1940 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC hem.passagen.se [Source type: General]

^ Long live Ronnie James Dio!!!!
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Long live Ronnie James Dio .
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]

.He has performed with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio.^ Elf was actually one hell of a band.
  • Ronnie James Dio, real name Ronald Padavona, was born in Cortland, NY,on July 10th 1940 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC hem.passagen.se [Source type: General]

^ Heaven & Hell &dmash; Dio-style Sabbath at the Greek .
  • Ronnie James Dio News - Topix 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

^ Y Black Sabbath con Dio era Dio con Black Sabbath.
  • Ronnie James Dio, la mejor voz del metal 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.elforro.com [Source type: General]

.Other musical projects include the collective fundraiser Hear 'n Aid.^ Other musical projects include the collective fundraiser "Hear 'n Aid" .
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So it?s not the same kind of project because ?Hear?n?Aid?

^ In addition, RJD's star power guided the mid '80s charitable Hear 'N Aid project.
  • Albums by Dio - Rate Your Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

.He is widely hailed as one of the most powerful singers in heavy metal,[1] renowned for his consistently powerful voice and for popularizing the "devil's horns" hand gesture in metal culture.^ He has the voice that defines heavy metal.

^ He is also one of the most consistent purveyors of classic heavy metal.

^ He is widely hailed as one of the most powerful singers in heavy metal, renowned for his consistently powerful voice and for popularizing the "devil's horns" hand gesture in metal culture.
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He is currently collaborating on a project with former Black Sabbath bandmates Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice, under the moniker Heaven & Hell, whose first studio album, The Devil You Know, was released on April 28, 2009.[2]

Contents

History

Early years

.Ronnie James Dio was born Ronald James Padavona in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, an only child in an Italian family.^ Ronnie James Dio: Thanks so much.
  • Rough Edge: Interview with Ronnie James Dio 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Long live Ronnie James Dio!!!!
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Quick, cue Ronnie James Dio: .
  • Postgame Avs-Lightning, Double-Dub-Ronnie James Dio edition | All Things Avs 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC blogs.denverpost.com [Source type: General]

.They lived in Portsmouth until the family moved to Cortland, New York early in his life.^ God Bless Ronnie and Wendy, all my best love and support to you, wishing you well from the L family in New York.
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I guess the good part of this news is that they found his cancer at a early stage.
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I understand you were born in New Hampshire and shortly afterwards, your family moved to Cortland, NY. What was it like for you growing up?
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

His parents raised him in the Roman Catholic church, an experience he found unsatisfactory.[3]
.In 1960 Dio graduated from the Cortland City School and was inducted to the Cortland City School Hall of Fame in 2004.[4] He was also honored on November 15, 1988 by his hometown naming a street after him, Dio Way.^ The street was named on 15 November 1988.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ When Ronnie graduated from Cortland High in 1960, he and his best friend at that time--Paulie Consroe--headed off to Buffalo to go to college.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ Ronnie James Dio should be name to the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.
  • MelodicRock.com - Melodic CD Reviews 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.melodicrock.com [Source type: General]

[5]
.He initially played the trumpet and even recorded several singles with various rockabilly bands when he was a boy.^ So, Rough Cutt signs with Warner Brothers and Gregg Giuffria had asked me to play in his band and they had no record deal.
  • Dio, Giuffria, Craig Goldy, Rough Cutt, History, Bio, Guiffria - full in bloom Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.fullinbloommusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Even when I was in that band Giuffria, we did that STARS, the Hear n Aid thing and I heard George Lynch play, that scared me and I had go back and practice.
  • Dio, Giuffria, Craig Goldy, Rough Cutt, History, Bio, Guiffria - full in bloom Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.fullinbloommusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Even the bands he's played with; BLACK SABBATH , Ritchie Blackmore and RAINBOW have learned from Ronnie.
  • INTERVIEW WITH RONNIE JAMES DIO & JOEY DEMAIO (MANOWAR) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC pages.infinit.net [Source type: Original source]

.When he was in high school, he joined a band called The Vegas Kings, in which he played the bass guitar.^ The band was a school band in Cortland, New York entitled The Vegas Kings.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ In the 1960s, he went on to form Ronnie Dio and the Prophets and in the 1970s joined an American blues rock band called Elf.
  • Albums by Dio - Rate Your Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Dick Bottoff - Guitar Ronnie James Dio - Vocals / Bass Nick Pantas - Guitar Tommy Rogers - Drums / Percussion I joined the band after Jack M. and between Ronnie, Nicki and myself we developed a unique “sound” for our guitars.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

.He eventually became the lead singer of this band, which changed its name to Ronnie & The Rumblers and finally to Ronnie And The Red Caps.^ Outtake: Ronnie James Dio, the singer who has played in bands including Black Sabbath, has been diagnosed with stomach cancer.
  • BlogoWogo - The Blog Network | Singer Ronnie James Dio Has Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.blogowogo.com [Source type: General]

^ They chose the name Ronnie and the Rumblers because their “theme” song was Dwane Eddy’s Rumble.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ RONNIE AND THE RED CAPS 1958 - 1958 Ronnie James Dio - Vocals / Bass / Trumpet Jack Musci - Saxophone Nick Pantas - Guitar Tommy Rogers - Drums / Percussion ...Because the organiser of the show did not like the name: Rumblers.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

.Their first 7-inch single was released in 1958 on Reb Records under The name Ronnie & The Redcaps.^ This is where they recorded their first and only single on the Reb label.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ He actually released a single in 1958 with Ronnie and the Red Caps.
  • Albums by Dio - Rate Your Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ This is the first record that Ronnie went by the name of Ronnie Dio.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

.It"s A-side, 'Lover' still had Billy de Wolfe on vocals but Dio's voice can be heard clearly in the back.^ Middle-sized Cat says on 8/Oct/07 Have just heard a new H & H bootleg, and Dio's voice is as good as ever.
  • Ronnie James Dio Height - Dio's 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: General]

^ Billy De Wolf - Vocals Ronnie James Dio - Backing Vocals / Bass / Trumpet Jack Musci - Saxophone Nick Pantas - Guitar Tommy Rogers - Drums / Percussion At about this time there was an addition to the band, a vocalist named Billy De Wolf.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ Ronnie James Dio - Vocals Dave Feinstein - Guitar After a while, Ronnie and Dave Feinstein (Ronnie’s cousin) decide that they will put Elf back together for a reunion album and maybe a tour.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

.The B-side, 'Conquest' is an instrumental in Ventures vein, featuring Dio on trumpet.^ The song “Conquest” on the B-side of the single is an instrumental written by Nick and Ronnie.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

.Ronnie took up the name "Dio" after mafia member Johnny Dio,[6] and first used it professionally in 1961, when he added it to the band's second release on Seneca.^ Names: Ronnie James Dio 1942- .
  • Long live rock 'n' roll ; Lady of the lake ; The Shed (subtle) ... [et al.], Hide in the rainbow - song, music - Copyright Info 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ This is the first record that Ronnie went by the name of Ronnie Dio.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ The name change took place before releasing their second single.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

.Soon after that the band changed their name to Ronnie Dio and the Prophets.^ Names: Ronnie James Dio 1942- .
  • Long live rock 'n' roll ; Lady of the lake ; The Shed (subtle) ... [et al.], Hide in the rainbow - song, music - Copyright Info 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ In the 1960s, he went on to form Ronnie Dio and the Prophets and in the 1970s joined an American blues rock band called Elf.
  • Albums by Dio - Rate Your Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Sunday, November 29, 2009 Singer Ronnie James Dio Has Cancer Ronnie James Dio, the singer who has played in bands including Black Sabbath, has been diagnosed with stomach cancer.
  • Singer Ronnie James Dio Has Cancer | Drudge Retort 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The group did several single releases during the following years until they changed their name again in 1967 to (Electric) Elves.^ The name change took place before releasing their second single.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ The only catch was that they had to change their name...
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^ Until the crash (Feb 1968), we began pushing the Electric Elves name in place of Ronnie Dio and the Prophets.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

During a performance at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien, NY (near Buffalo, NY) on September 19, 2007, Dio revealed that he had attended the University at Buffalo, majoring in pharmacy.[7] .University at Buffalo officials confirmed that he did attend from 1960-61 but did not graduate.^ When Ronnie graduated from Cortland High in 1960, he and his best friend at that time--Paulie Consroe--headed off to Buffalo to go to college.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

.March 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] He formed one of his early bands during his freshman year.^ My mother had cancer a few years back and beat it since it was diagnosed early, and, to echo a comment made above, she did what she was told during treatment.
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of your first big breaks came in the early 1970’s when your band Elf was opening up for Deep Purple .
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

^ He dropped out sometime during his freshman year--he was plenty bright, but just not interested.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

[8] .He was also offered a scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music but did not pursue it due to his interest in rock music.^ From 90's and 00's I don't know, since I find these times not interesting for hard rock productions and I don't listen very much to rock music made from 1990 on.
  • Ronnie James Dio Height - Dio's 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: General]

[9] .Despite being known for his powerful singing voice, Dio claims never to have taken any vocal training.^ Overall, the music is heavy and catchy, Ronnie's voice is strong and his vocal melodies are parallel to his best work with Sabbath , Rainbow or Dio, which is saying alot.

^ Singing beautifully on ballad, such as "Paradise" and powerful and glory voice on beatful rock) 3.

^ And I'm sure vocalists don't necessarily have to have great vocal range or register or be professionally trained to make their singing sound interesting and memorable.

[3] .He attributes his singing ability to the correct breathing techniques he learned when playing the French horn as a child.^ I think anyone who has a brain as a single learning technique and knows how to sing properly, I?ve known how to sing properly, so that?s all what?s been a great asset to me.

Early career

Dio performing with Rainbow. In the middle is Ritchie Blackmore. They first met when Dio's Elf opened for Deep Purple.
.Dio's musical career began in 1957 when several Cortland, New York musicians formed the band The Vegas Kings, which soon changed their name to Ronnie and the Rumblers.^ First they went under name The Vegas Kings but they soon changed their name to...
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ The band was a school band in Cortland, New York entitled The Vegas Kings.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ In the 1960s, he went on to form Ronnie Dio and the Prophets and in the 1970s joined an American blues rock band called Elf.
  • Albums by Dio - Rate Your Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

.This band's lineup had Padavona on the bass guitar, along with singer Billy de Wolf, guitarist Nick Pantas, drummer Tom Rogers, and saxophone player Jack Musci.^ Finding the players in the band could have been a problem, but coupled with drummer Vinny Appice , we went to London, where I connected with an ex-band mate… bassist Jimmy Bain , who immediately hooked us up with guitarist Vivian Campbell .
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

^ RONNIE AND THE RED CAPS 1958 - 1958 Ronnie James Dio - Vocals / Bass / Trumpet Jack Musci - Saxophone Nick Pantas - Guitar Tommy Rogers - Drums / Percussion ...Because the organiser of the show did not like the name: Rumblers.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ Ronnie James Dio - Vocals / Bass / Trumpet Jack Musci - Saxophone Nick Pantas - Guitars Tommy Rogers - Drums / Percussion Later on that year they added Jack Musci to play Sax.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

In 1958 the band again changed their name, along with a few changes of personnel. .The band was now known as Ronnie and the Redcaps.^ This left the band in its original form and more importantly left Ronnie in charge of the band from now on.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

At this point, Padavona began singing, replacing de Wolf. .Musci also left the band, and a new guitarist, Dick Botoff, joined.^ After Jack left the band it is believed that Dick Bottoff joined the band as a second guitarist.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ In the fall of 1960 Jack Musci left the band.
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  • Ronnie James Dio Taken Ill, Cancels European Tour - in Metal News ( Metal Underground.com ) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalunderground.com [Source type: General]

.The Redcaps lineup released two singles: "Lover" b/w "Conquest" (with De Wolf on vocals on the A-side) on the Reb label, and on Seneca (S 178-102, USA), 'An Angel Is Missing' with 'What'd I Say' on the B side (both songs featuring Padavona on vocals).^ So those two songs were performed by the same line-up that recorded the first Decca release.
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^ This is where they recorded their first and only single on the Reb label.
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^ Say You’re Mine Again” was released in July 1965 with “Where You Gonna Run To Girl” on the B-side.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

.In 1961 they changed their name to Ronnie Dio and The Prophets.^ The only catch was that they had to change their name...
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ In the 1960s, he went on to form Ronnie Dio and the Prophets and in the 1970s joined an American blues rock band called Elf.
  • Albums by Dio - Rate Your Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Ronnie didn’t use the name Ronnie James Dio until the Elf days.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

.The Prophets lineup lasted for quite a long time and produced several singles and one album.^ Under this name, the line-up lasted for quite a long time and produced several singles and one album.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ Ronnie James Dio: At one time I hardly cared for it and we hardly did anything from that album.
  • Rough Edge: Interview with Ronnie James Dio 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I’ve know Geoff for quite a long time.
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

.Some sources state that some of the single releases were made by Ronnie James Dio solo, but others, such as Dio himself, state that all of the singles were made as a band.^ Long live Ronnie James Dio .
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Ronnie James Dio… the word?
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Some sources state that some of the single releases would’ve been made by Ronnie Dio solo, but others, for example Ronnie James Dio himself, state that all of those singles were made as Ronnie Dio And The Prophets.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

.Ronnie Dio and the Prophets disbanded in 1967, but he and Prophets guitarist Nick Pantas started a new band called the Electric Elves.^ The Ronnie Dio And The Prophets band ended in autumn 1967, when Ronnie and Nick continued on in a band called The Electric Elves.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ Dick Bottoff - Guitar Ronnie James Dio - Vocals / Bass Nick Pantas - Guitar Tommy Rogers - Drums / Percussion I joined the band after Jack M. and between Ronnie, Nicki and myself we developed a unique “sound” for our guitars.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1958 or 1959 either a member of the band or Jimmy Pantas, Nick Pantas’s brother and manager of the band, became friends with somebody who owned a private recording studio in Trumansberg or Trumansville in New York.
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.They shortened their name to Elf in 1969, and went on to become an opening act for Deep Purple.^ In the summer of 1974 Elf travelled to USA to support Deep Purple on their US tour.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ Ritchie Blackmore was in Deep Purple at the time and recruited you for his new project which would eventually become Rainbow .
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

^ One of your first big breaks came in the early 1970’s when your band Elf was opening up for Deep Purple .
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

.Dio's vocals caught the ear of Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, and when Blackmore left the band, he recruited Dio and other members of Elf to form Rainbow.^ The remaining members of Elf formed Ritchie Blackmore”s Rainbow with former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore before the current Elf album had even been released.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ Ritchie Blackmore was in Deep Purple at the time and recruited you for his new project which would eventually become Rainbow .
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

^ Elf were already recording “Trying To Burn The Sun” at this time, so they decided to form Rainbow right after the album was recorded.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

.Rainbow released its first album in 1975. Dio recorded three more albums with Rainbow, but he left the band due to creative differences: Blackmore had wanted to take the band in a more commercial direction.^ The band would release two albums over three years.
  • Albums by Dio - Rate Your Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ The group released their first album in this form.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ Vivian left the band soon after the recording of the album.
  • Albums by Dio - Rate Your Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

.Dio performed vocals on the 1974 UK single "Love is All" taken from Roger Glover's concept album The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast.^ I had done an album with Roger in 1973, I think, called 'Butterfly Ball' .
  • INTERVIEW WITH RONNIE JAMES DIO & JOEY DEMAIO (MANOWAR) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC pages.infinit.net [Source type: Original source]

^ At the same time Ronnie James Dio and Mickey Lee Soule participated also Roger Glover’s solo project called: “Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper’s Feast.” Roger makes Ronnie a noticed face as he sung three songs on the album and co wrote a further two.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ Ronnie James Dio has returned to the basics for his new album, following on after the dark and often plodding progressive nature of his last 'concept' album Magica .
  • MelodicRock.com - Melodic CD Reviews 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.melodicrock.com [Source type: General]

.Dio also provided vocals for the songs "Homeward" and "Sitting in a Dream" on the album which also featured Deep Purple alumni Glenn Hughes and David Coverdale.^ Deep Purple - Live at the Rotterdam Ahoy (2000) Ronnie James Dio canta en los temas "Sitting in a Dream", "Love is All", "Fever Dreams" y "Rainbow in the Dark".
  • Ronnie James Dio, la mejor voz del metal 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.elforro.com [Source type: General]

^ Ronnie James Dio - Vocals Dave Feinstein - Guitar After a while, Ronnie and Dave Feinstein (Ronnie’s cousin) decide that they will put Elf back together for a reunion album and maybe a tour.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ So, yeah, there was "Dream Evil", then a solo record and then I wrote some songs with David Lee Roth, but only one ended up on his "Little Ain't Enough" album.
  • Dio, Giuffria, Craig Goldy, Rough Cutt, History, Bio, Guiffria - full in bloom Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.fullinbloommusic.com [Source type: General]

Black Sabbath

Ronnie "throwing horns". He is widely credited as having popularized the symbol in heavy metal music.
.In 1979, after leaving Rainbow, Dio joined Black Sabbath, replacing Ozzy Osbourne.^ I was ecstatic when he took over for Ozzy in Black Sabbath.
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DIO: European Tour Cancelled; RONNIE JAMES DIO Hospitalized 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath) 10.

^ Y Black Sabbath con Dio era Dio con Black Sabbath.
  • Ronnie James Dio, la mejor voz del metal 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.elforro.com [Source type: General]

.They released the successful Heaven and Hell album, which revitalized the band's career.^ In 1987, the band they released their fourth album, Dream Evil .
  • Albums by Dio - Rate Your Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ The studio sessions yielded the band’s hesitant debut album, which was simply entitled “Elf,” and released on the Purple Records label.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ I still have yet to see Dio in concert.....I hope Heaven and Hell makes another album and tours again.
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was during his time with Black Sabbath that he popularized the "devil's horns" gesture.^ Here's an old school photo of Geezer and the Sabs with Van Halen from 1978 during the Black Sabbath "Never Say Die" tour: .
  • The Official Geezer Butler Website 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.gzrmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ And I battled and i won, and at that time, i listened to Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell and Dio a lot, cause they gave me the strenght to fight and overcome the beast.
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Were you ever nervous about how the long time Black Sabbath fans would respond to you?
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

.Dio says that his grandmother used to make the hand gesture to ward off the evil eye, which is very common among superstitious Southern Italians.^ It's to ward off the Evil Eye or to give the Evil Eye, depending on which way you do it.

^ So my gestures on-stage is part of my explaining as it would be if I talked to you: my hands would be leading into a place where I'm talking about living - about pain, or about Evil, or about Good.
  • LET IT ROCK - Ronnie James DIO interview 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC dmme.net [Source type: Original source]

^ December 17th, 2009 at 18:41 77 George Fotis says: I’m very saddended by this news,Dio’s one of the best artists in music.
  • The Highway Star — Ronnie Dio diagnosed with cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.thehighwaystar.com [Source type: General]

.The "horns," or "Corna," themselves are used both to scare away and give someone the "Malocchio" (the Evil Eye).^ Yeah, Ronnie will give this shit the evil eye and then kill it with his mighty devil horns!!
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's a very old symbol for the “evil eye” and for some reason I began using it and it too became a part of Metal lore.
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

^ It's to ward off the Evil Eye or to give the Evil Eye, depending on which way you do it.

.Ronnie James Dio is not the first to use the "horns sign". The band Coven used it on all their record albums and on stage as far well going back to 1968. The Parliament-Funkadelic also used the "horns sign" regularly, as seen in many promo shots, album art work and concerts in the 1970s.^ Copyrights records by Dio, Ronnie James, pseud.
  • King of rock and roll. Contained on Dio LP, Sacred heart. By Vivian Campbell, Ronnie James Dio, Vinnie Appice & Jimmie Bain - song, music - Copyright Info 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Long live Ronnie James Dio!!!!
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Long live Ronnie James Dio .
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In 1992, Dio briefly returned to Black Sabbath to record Dehumanizer.^ Y Black Sabbath con Dio era Dio con Black Sabbath.
  • Ronnie James Dio, la mejor voz del metal 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.elforro.com [Source type: General]

^ Outtake: Ronnie James Dio, the singer who has played in bands including Black Sabbath, has been diagnosed with stomach cancer.
  • BlogoWogo - The Blog Network | Singer Ronnie James Dio Has Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.blogowogo.com [Source type: General]

^ Black Sabbath, The Dio Years ” and it was bantered around that it might be a good idea to add a couple of tracks which had never been done before.
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

.The album was a minor hit, reaching the Top 40 in the United Kingdom, and #44 on the Billboard 200.^ Barry James, Bath, UNITED KINGDOM, 3:22:44; 101.

^ Jennifer Copeland, Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM, 2:34:44; 305.

^ Michelle Atkins, York, UNITED KINGDOM, 2:20:44; 388.

Dio

.In 1980, Dio sang the tracks "To Live For The King" and "Mask Of The Great Deceiver" on Kerry Livgren's solo album "Seeds of Change". Dio, who was between stints as singer for Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and Black Sabbath, later proved somewhat controversial among Livgren's Christian fans, as Black Sabbath and Dio were then perceived as "satanic" by many Christians.^ There is no album of yours with Dio, Sabbath, Rainbow, etc.
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DIO: European Tour Cancelled; RONNIE JAMES DIO Hospitalized 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Y Black Sabbath con Dio era Dio con Black Sabbath.
  • Ronnie James Dio, la mejor voz del metal 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.elforro.com [Source type: General]

^ November 30th, 2009 at 13:11 61 Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says: Well hopefully he gained some true spiritual connection to the Man Up Stairs when he collaborated with Kerry Livgren and did the songs “Living for the King” and “The Mask of the Great Deceiver”.
  • The Highway Star — Ronnie Dio diagnosed with cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.thehighwaystar.com [Source type: General]

.Dio said in an interview that he did not consider the album to be a "Christian" album and had performed on it as a favor to Livgren.^ Ronnie James Dio: At one time I hardly cared for it and we hardly did anything from that album.
  • Rough Edge: Interview with Ronnie James Dio 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When we had released the album “ Magica ,” we had performed that in its entirety but we never did get a chance to capture that on film or in an audio manner...
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

^ I am so glad that Dio never did a MTV unplugged album.

.In 1982, the mixing of the live album Live Evil led to Dio and drummer Vinny Appice quitting the band to form the band Dio.^ LIVE EVIL 1982 .
  • Masters of Metal-DIO 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC truemetal.org [Source type: General]

^ Dio: "Our last album was a Live album too...
  • INTERVIEW WITH RONNIE JAMES DIO & JOEY DEMAIO (MANOWAR) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC pages.infinit.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Finding the players in the band could have been a problem, but coupled with drummer Vinny Appice , we went to London, where I connected with an ex-band mate… bassist Jimmy Bain , who immediately hooked us up with guitarist Vivian Campbell .
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

.In 1997, Dio made a cameo on Pat Boone's In a Metal Mood, an album of famous heavy metal songs played in Big Band style.^ Dio is a legend of heavy metal.

^ I fully admit that the Rainbow album "Rising" was a pure metal masterpiece but Dio needs to move on from the whole elves and wizards-rock thing.
  • FARK.com: (3167991) Black Sabbath to record new LP in 2008 with Ronnie James Dio. Suck it, Ozzy 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Outtake: Ronnie James Dio, the singer who has played in bands including Black Sabbath, has been diagnosed with stomach cancer.
  • BlogoWogo - The Blog Network | Singer Ronnie James Dio Has Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.blogowogo.com [Source type: General]

Dio can be heard singing backup on Boone's take of the Dio song, "Holy Diver".
.In 2000, Century Media released Holy Dio: Tribute to Ronnie James Dio, an album featuring a number of covers by mainly power metal bands.^ Long live Ronnie James Dio!!!!
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Long live Ronnie James Dio .
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Ronnie James Dio… the word?
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Tenacious D has written a tribute song entitled "Dio" that appears on their self-titled album that calls for the singer to "pass the torch" on to them.^ People had told me that there were these guys called Tenacious D and that they had written a song called “Pass the Torch...
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

^ The Cult's self-titled album from 1994 was an Ian who did have a similar like tone as Danzig.
  • Ronnie James Dio Height - Dio's 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: General]

^ Ronnie James Dio: And the writing that weve done together, all the people, all of us who have written together have written good songs, so I think what youre seeing there is Dio.
  • Rough Edge: Interview with Ronnie James Dio 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: Original source]

.Reportedly, Dio approved of it, and had Tenacious D appear in his video "Push". He has also appeared in the film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, playing himself.^ Ive considered you one of the more serious, almost royalty-like figures of metal, and then you watch this video for Push, which cracked me up by having Tenacious D in it.
  • Rough Edge: Interview with Ronnie James Dio 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Well, he and Kyle , both from Tenacious D , had done a cameo in the video we did for a song called “Push.” So I got to meet Jack and he was telling me what a big fan he was and just before that they had released their “ Dio” song on their album.
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

^ I heard you’ll soon be appearing on the “Big Screen” in Jack Black ’s upcoming release “ Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny ” playing yourself.
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

.However, on VH1, some have interpreted small clips of an interview with him as expressing resentment at the idea that he needs to "pass the torch" and seemed uncertain that Tenacious D is worthy of such an honor.^ Quoting the lyrics of "Dio" (2001) by Tenacious D: (Note that Dio himself was in on the joke and this had his blessing and participation) "Dio has rocked (echo: rocked) for a long, long time, Now it's time for him to pass the torch.
  • Ronnie James Dio has Cancer - MusicPlayer Forums 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC forums.musicplayer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dio has rocked for a long, long time, > Now it's time for him to pass the torch.
  • OT: Ronnie James Dio Hospitalized - rec.games.pinball | Google Groups 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People had told me that there were these guys called Tenacious D and that they had written a song called “Pass the Torch...
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

When viewed in full, this interview is clearly done in good humor.
In 2005, Dio was revealed to be the voice behind Dr. X in Operation: Mindcrime II, the sequel to Queensrÿche's seminal concept album Operation: Mindcrime. .His part was shown in a prerecorded video on the subsequent tour, and Ronnie appeared onstage to sing the part live on at least one occasion (both shown on the Mindcrime at the Moore DVD).^ Ronnie, one of the best live performers ive seen.
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I was living at Ronnie's house at the time, while he was out on tour.
  • Dio, Giuffria, Craig Goldy, Rough Cutt, History, Bio, Guiffria - full in bloom Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.fullinbloommusic.com [Source type: General]

^ I think those are the ones that are little more successful, so my advice would be: Learn how to do it properly and be as different as you possibly can both in writing and in singing.

.During September 2005 Dio toured Siberia and Russia's far east, kicking off in Khabarovsk.^ Then the very last show, I figured, what are they going to do, kick us off the tour, it's our last show.
  • Dio, Giuffria, Craig Goldy, Rough Cutt, History, Bio, Guiffria - full in bloom Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.fullinbloommusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Turns out Rough Cutt got kicked off the label and Giuffria went on to have a hit single and a hit album, toured with Deep Purple....and Foreigner.
  • Dio, Giuffria, Craig Goldy, Rough Cutt, History, Bio, Guiffria - full in bloom Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.fullinbloommusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Next thing I know, it's three o'clock in the morning and we are kicked off of the tour.....the first concert.
  • Dio, Giuffria, Craig Goldy, Rough Cutt, History, Bio, Guiffria - full in bloom Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.fullinbloommusic.com [Source type: General]

[10]
.In October 2006 it was confirmed that Dio would be joining Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and former Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice to tour under the moniker Heaven & Hell, which was the title of the first Dio era Black Sabbath album.^ Heaven and Hell (aka Black Sabbath) had already finished their tour.
  • OT: Ronnie James Dio Hospitalized - rec.games.pinball | Google Groups 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In late 2006 Dio, Iommi and Butler, joined by drummer Vinny Appice, reunited to record three new songs for Rhino Records' era-spanning collection, "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years".
  • The Official Geezer Butler Website 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.gzrmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Dont let heaven and hells first album be the last!
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]

.They chose the name Heaven & Hell as Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are still in the Black Sabbath band with Ozzy Osbourne and felt it was best to use a different moniker for the Dio version of the band.^ I was ecstatic when he took over for Ozzy in Black Sabbath.
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DIO: European Tour Cancelled; RONNIE JAMES DIO Hospitalized 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath) 10.

^ He is currently involved with HEAVEN & HELL , a project which also includes former BLACK SABBATH bandmates Tony Iommi , Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice .
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward was to be involved in this project, but he later withdrew.^ He is currently involved with HEAVEN & HELL , a project which also includes former BLACK SABBATH bandmates Tony Iommi , Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice .
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you have the WB issues of the original Sabbath CDs, throw them away and get the Black Box set.
  • FARK.com: (3167991) Black Sabbath to record new LP in 2008 with Ronnie James Dio. Suck it, Ozzy 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But man, the Black Sabbath Reunion Tour with Ozzy and Bill Ward rated as one of the best shows I've ever seen.
  • FARK.com: (3167991) Black Sabbath to record new LP in 2008 with Ronnie James Dio. Suck it, Ozzy 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In 2008 the band completed a 98-date world tour.
.In 2006, Dio appeared in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny playing himself.^ Quoting the lyrics of "Dio" (2001) by Tenacious D: (Note that Dio himself was in on the joke and this had his blessing and participation) "Dio has rocked (echo: rocked) for a long, long time, Now it's time for him to pass the torch.
  • Ronnie James Dio has Cancer - MusicPlayer Forums 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC forums.musicplayer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I heard you’ll soon be appearing on the “Big Screen” in Jack Black ’s upcoming release “ Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny ” playing yourself.
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

.He plays a small role at the beginning of the movie, where Lil' JB, played by Troy Gentile, is angry because his father, played by Meat Loaf, won't let him play rock because he thinks it's the devil's music.^ RoughEdge.com: To me, trying to be in their position, I imagine they feel they would have to step up their game to play music with such historical relevance in rock music.
  • Rough Edge: Interview with Ronnie James Dio 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And I would only do it for him because I think he treats it very well.
  • INTERVIEW WITH RONNIE JAMES DIO & JOEY DEMAIO (MANOWAR) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC pages.infinit.net [Source type: Original source]

^ You had to… that’s how you got your “chops.” [audio] But we could do anything we wanted to do because “Rock” and the “Rock & Roll” audience was as young as the music itself.
  • Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.rockeyez.com [Source type: General]

.Lil' JB then prays to a poster of Dio to help him out.^ This bullshit to take out the metal king we all praying for ya ronnie RONNIE JAMES DIO FOREVER (*raising Metal Horns) .
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Dio comes to life and urges him in song to "leave his oppressive neighborhood" and head to Hollywood.^ Tenacious D tribute song, "Dio" :) A speedy recovery to you, Ronnie, and please come to Denmark on the tour!
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DIO: European Tour Cancelled; RONNIE JAMES DIO Hospitalized 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can mention that there will be a Black Sabbath - Dio Years album WITH THREE NEW SONGS coming out on April 3.
  • The Official Geezer Butler Website 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.gzrmusic.com [Source type: General]

.On January 17, 2007, he was inducted into the Rock Walk of Fame at Guitar Center on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard.^ Want a Rare David Bowie CD? You Really Got Me On Repeat Hollywood Rocks Up and Down Sunset Buy Lynam's New CD...Now!
  • - Bring Back Glam - Happy Thanksgiving; Let's Be Thankful for Ronnie James Dio 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.bringbackglam.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Personal life

Dio married his first wife, Loretta Berardi (born 1941), sometime in the 1960s. .They adopted one son, Dan Padavona (born July 1968), who works as a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Binghamton, New York.^ Born on July 10, 1942 (according to my most recent source), this Cortland, New York native began his recording career back in 1958.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

^ I think they'd had to make a new one; it would have to be a combination of Pornoman ..."
  • INTERVIEW WITH RONNIE JAMES DIO & JOEY DEMAIO (MANOWAR) 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC pages.infinit.net [Source type: Original source]

^ We made “Amber Velvet” and “West Virginia” in July or August of 1969 with the same producer--Scott English--who had done the first Decca single at another studio in New York.
  • Padavona.com - Ronnie Dio's Early Years 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.padavona.com [Source type: General]

[11]
.After divorcing Berardi, he married Wendy Galaxiola (born 1947), who also serves as his manager.^ A question regarding your personal and business relationship - and that is with your wife, Wendy, who is also your manager.

^ First off clairek - What does it matter if he & Wendy are married or divorced?
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DIO: European Tour Cancelled; RONNIE JAMES DIO Hospitalized 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the 1980s she managed the Los Angeles rock bands Rough Cutt and Hellion.^ So, Rough Cutt signs with Warner Brothers and Gregg Giuffria had asked me to play in his band and they had no record deal.
  • Dio, Giuffria, Craig Goldy, Rough Cutt, History, Bio, Guiffria - full in bloom Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.fullinbloommusic.com [Source type: General]

.She is the chair of the privately sponsored organization, Children of the Night, dedicated to rescuing America's children from prostitution.^ I know the proceeds were supposed to go to the Children of the Night organization, which fights child prostitution.
  • Rough Edge: Interview with Ronnie James Dio 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I know since then your involvement with helping those who are less fortunate has continued in an organization called Children of the Night.

He currently has two grandchildren, Joey and Angela. He resides in Los Angeles.
On 25 November 2009, his wife/manager announced that Dio was diagnosed with stomach cancer:[12]
."Ronnie has been diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer.^ I'm glad this was diagnosed in it's early stages.
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ronnie Dio diagnosed with cancer .
  • The Highway Star — Ronnie Dio diagnosed with cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.thehighwaystar.com [Source type: General]

^ A statement from Ronnie’s wife Wendy reads: “Ronnie has been diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer.
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]

.We are starting treatment immediately at the Mayo Clinic.^ We are starting treatment immediately at the Mayo Clinic.
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Highway Star — Ronnie Dio diagnosed with cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.thehighwaystar.com [Source type: General]
  • OT: Ronnie James Dio Hospitalized - rec.games.pinball | Google Groups 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We are starting treatment immediately at the Mayo Clinic," Wendy Dio said.
  • Ronnie James Dio Has Cancer | SPIKE 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Audun T. 26/11/2009 12am Get well soon Dio and ask them at the Mayo Clinic for treatment together with Imprime PGG from Biothera!!
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]

.After he kills this dragon, Ronnie will be back on stage, where he belongs, doing what he loves best, performing for his fans.^ After he kills this dragon, Ronnie will be back on stage, where he > belongs, doing what he loves best, performing for his fans.
  • OT: Ronnie James Dio Hospitalized - rec.games.pinball | Google Groups 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After he kills this dragon, Ronnie will be back on stage, where he belongs, doing what he loves best, performing for his fans.
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Ronnie James Dio has early stages of Stomach Cancer - DVD Talk Forum 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]
  • The Highway Star — Ronnie Dio diagnosed with cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.thehighwaystar.com [Source type: General]
  • OT: Ronnie James Dio Hospitalized - rec.games.pinball | Google Groups 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Again - if you love Ronnie, you will enjoy Killing The Dragon.
  • MelodicRock.com - Melodic CD Reviews 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.melodicrock.com [Source type: General]

.Long live rock and roll, long live Ronnie James Dio.^ Ronnie James Dio , you rock and we need you man.
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Long live > rock and roll, long live Ronnie James Dio.
  • OT: Ronnie James Dio Hospitalized - rec.games.pinball | Google Groups 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Long live rock and roll, long live Ronnie James Dio!
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Thanks to all the friends and fans from all over the world that have sent well wishes.^ I wish you wellness, recovery, and all of the strength in the world.
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DIO: European Tour Cancelled; RONNIE JAMES DIO Hospitalized 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Thanks to all the friends and fans from all over the world that have sent well wishes.
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RONNIE JAMES DIO Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Ronnie James Dio has early stages of Stomach Cancer - DVD Talk Forum 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Thanks to all the friends and fans from all over the world that have sent well wishes.
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • The Highway Star — Ronnie Dio diagnosed with cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.thehighwaystar.com [Source type: General]
  • OT: Ronnie James Dio Hospitalized - rec.games.pinball | Google Groups 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This has really helped to keep his spirit up."^ Dio also thanked fans for their well wishes: "This has really helped to keep his spirit up."
  • Ronnie James Dio Has Cancer | SPIKE 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ This has really helped to keep his spirit up.
  • The Highway Star — Ronnie Dio diagnosed with cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.thehighwaystar.com [Source type: General]

^ This has really helped to keep his spirit up.” .
  • Metal Hammer » Blog Archive » Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.metalhammer.co.uk [Source type: General]

on .14th of march, Dio's wife and manager Wendy has posted an online update on his condition.^ Ronnie James Dio was producing that band and his wife Wendy was managing.
  • Dio, Giuffria, Craig Goldy, Rough Cutt, History, Bio, Guiffria - full in bloom Music 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.fullinbloommusic.com [Source type: General]

^ SPIKE official website , Wendy Dio, Ronnie’s wife, stated that the 67-year-old Dio/Black Sabbath/Rainbow frontman was in the early stages of the illness.
  • Ronnie James Dio Has Cancer | SPIKE 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Today his wife and manager Wendy has released more details: .
  • The Highway Star — Ronnie Dio diagnosed with cancer 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.thehighwaystar.com [Source type: General]

.She writes: "It has been Ronnie's 7th chemo, another cat scan and another endoscopy, and the results are good - the main tumour has shrunk considerably, and our visits to Houston (cancer clinic in Texas) are now every three weeks instead of every two weeks."^ Ronnie James Dio: And the writing that weve done together, all the people, all of us who have written together have written good songs, so I think what youre seeing there is Dio.
  • Rough Edge: Interview with Ronnie James Dio 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roughedge.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Even after our business relationship had come to an end in 2003 I was still greeted with warmth and consideration every time I had the pleasure of atteneding one of his performances.
  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DIO: European Tour Cancelled; RONNIE JAMES DIO Hospitalized 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (I know every single chord,note,riff and lyric to all their "good" albums) So now...my oh so holy Dio opinion: Dio is as corny as Hell.
  • FARK.com: (3167991) Black Sabbath to record new LP in 2008 with Ronnie James Dio. Suck it, Ozzy 10 January 2010 2:02 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Band timeline

Band Members
The Vegas Kings
(1957-1958)

Ronnie and the Rumblers
(1958)
Ronnie (Dio)and the Redcaps
(1958-1961)
(The name 'Dio' was added on their second single release)
Ronnie Dio and the Prophets
(1962-1967)
  • The Vegas Kings (1957–1958)
  • Ronnie & The Ramblers (1958)
  • Ronnie and the Red Caps (1958–1961)
  • Ronnie Dio and the Prophets (1961–1967)
  • The Electric Elves (1967–1969)
  • The Elves (1969–1970)
  • Elf (1970–1975)
  • Rainbow (1975–1979)
  • Black Sabbath (1979–1982)
  • Dio (1982–1991)
  • Black Sabbath (1991–1992)
  • Dio (1993-present)
  • Black Sabbath (2006) (Recording of three new songs for Black Sabbath: The Dio Years)
  • Heaven and Hell (2006-present)

Discography

References

  1. ^ Daniel Bukzspan, The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal (2002), "Entry on Dio".
  2. ^ "Heaven And Hell Album Details Revealed". http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/heaven-and-hell-album-details-revealed/. Retrieved March 21, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Van Pelt, Doug (May/June 1997). "What Dio Sez". HM Magazine (65). ISSN 1066-6923. http://web.archive.org/web/20001212165000/www.hmmagazine.com/archives/Dio.htm. Retrieved 2007-04-30. 
  4. ^ Cortland Schools alumni
  5. ^ Dio Way
  6. ^ Wilson, Dave. Rock Formations: Categorical Answers to How Band Names Were Formed. San Jose, Calif.: Cidermill Books, 2004. ISBN 0974848352
  7. ^ Ronnie James Dio interview
  8. ^ dimwhit.com
  9. ^ fortunecity.com
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ Dan Padavona's bio on his Cortland State Red Dragon Football website
  12. ^ "Ronnie James Dio Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer". Blabbermouth.net. 25 November 2009. http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=131004. Retrieved 26 November 2009. 

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Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio ( born Ronaldo Giovanni Padovan July 10, 1942 - May 16, 2010)[1] was an American heavy metal singer. He performed with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and his own band Dio. He was also part of the band Heaven and Hell (named after Dio's most famous song), with some of the original Black Sabbath members. Dio was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He starred in the Tenacious D movie, The Pick Of Destiny.[2]

In November 2009, Dio was diagnosed with stomach cancer, which caused his death in Houston, Texas, on May 16, 2010. He was 68[1]

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