Dio Music Albums

There are more than one artist with the name Dio. 1. Dio was an Amercian heavy metal band led by vocalist legend Ronnie James Dio. 2. Dio is a Dutch hip hop artist 1) Dio was an American heavy metal band led by vocalist legend Ronnie James Dio, who formed it in 1982 after leaving Black Sabbath. In an interview, available on the special edition re-release of Holy Diver, Dio states that he never intended to begin a solo career. His intention was to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice. Naming the band Dio made sense from a commercial standpoint, as the name was already well-known at that time. Dio in Italian means "God". The band released ten studio albums and had numerous line-up changes over the years with Ronnie James Dio being the only constant member. Guitarists included Jake E. Lee, Doug Aldrich, Vivian Campbell, Tracy G, Craig Goldy, and Rowan Robertson. In 1982, disagreements originating over the mixing of Black Sabbath's Live Evil re