History Music / RonnieJamesDio

25th Dec '16 4:08:58 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBRsr7AAVbo Metal Will Never Die]]'' (2010)[[note]]The last song he recorded, released after his death[[/note]]
15th Dec '16 8:42:32 PM SnakeRambo
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** He also sang "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" on the ''We Wish You a Metal Xmas and a Headbanging New Year'' album.
** He further collaborated with Malmsteen and added [[Music/JudasPriest Tim]] [[Music/IcedEarth "Ripper"]] [[Music/YngwieMalmsteen Owens]] to the mix to cover Music/OzzyOsbourne's [[Creator/AleisterCrowley "Mr. Crowley"]]. In both of his collaborations with the guitarist, Malmsteen plays approximately two or three times more notes than necessary.

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** He also sang "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" on the ''We Wish You a Metal Xmas and a Headbanging New Year'' album.
** He further collaborated with Malmsteen and added [[Music/JudasPriest Tim]] [[Music/IcedEarth "Ripper"]] [[Music/YngwieMalmsteen Owens]] to the mix to cover Music/OzzyOsbourne's [[Creator/AleisterCrowley "Mr. Crowley"]]. In both of his collaborations with the guitarist, Malmsteen plays approximately two or three times more notes than necessary.
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEV4Tov1GBM music video]] for ''The Last in Line'' makes less than no sense -- [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs it makes negative sense]]. All we can say is...it was TheSeventies.[[note]]However, the video is no less awesome for it.[[/note]]

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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEV4Tov1GBM music video]] for ''The Last in Line'' makes less than no sense -- [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs it makes negative sense]]. All we can say is...it was TheSeventies.[[note]]However, the video is no less awesome for it.[[/note]]
15th Dec '16 7:06:12 AM Schwagle
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* CarefulWIthThatAxe: The first ~30 seconds of ''The Last In Line'' are pretty gung-ho...then the real song starts.

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* CarefulWIthThatAxe: CarefulWithThatAxe: The first ~30 seconds of ''The Last In Line'' are pretty gung-ho...then the real song starts.
10th Dec '16 9:24:27 PM Xtifr
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Born Ronald James Padavona, '''Ronnie James Dio''' (July 10, 1942 -- May 16, 2010) was a Heavy Metal musician from New Hampshire. He was well known for his powerful singing voice and popularizing [[WardingGestures "the horns"]] hand gesture. He worked with Elf, Music/{{Rainbow}}, Music/BlackSabbath, and his own solo band Dio. Near the end of his life, he handled the vocal duties of a reunited Sabbath, under the name Heaven and Hell.

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Born Ronald James Padavona, '''Ronnie Ronnie James Dio''' Dio (July 10, 1942 -- May 16, 2010) was a Heavy Metal musician from New Hampshire. He was well known for his powerful singing voice and popularizing [[WardingGestures "the horns"]] hand gesture. He worked with Elf, Music/{{Rainbow}}, Music/BlackSabbath, and his own solo band Dio. Near the end of his life, he handled the vocal duties of a reunited Sabbath, under the name Heaven and Hell.
26th Aug '16 10:18:04 PM TempestKnight
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* CarefulWIthThatAxe: The first ~30 seconds of ''The Last In Line'' are pretty gung-ho...then the real song starts.



** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEV4Tov1GBM music video]] for ''The Last in Line'' makes less than no sense -- it makes negative sense. All we can say is...it was TheSeventies.[[note]]However, the video is no less awesome for it.[[/note]]

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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEV4Tov1GBM music video]] for ''The Last in Line'' makes less than no sense -- [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs it makes negative sense.sense]]. All we can say is...it was TheSeventies.[[note]]However, the video is no less awesome for it.[[/note]]
24th Aug '16 5:02:11 PM TempestKnight
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEV4Tov1GBM music video]] for ''The Last in Line'' makes less than no sense -- it makes negative sense. All we can say is...it was TheSeventies.

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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEV4Tov1GBM music video]] for ''The Last in Line'' makes less than no sense -- it makes negative sense. All we can say is...it was TheSeventies.[[note]]However, the video is no less awesome for it.[[/note]]
24th Aug '16 5:00:29 PM TempestKnight
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEV4Tov1GBM music video]] for ''The Last in Line'' makes less than no sense -- it makes negative sense. All we can say is...it was TheSeventies.
14th Aug '16 1:06:19 PM gewunomox
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[[caption-width-right:291:Gaze into the eyes of your new god. [[CthulhuMythos Because even dead gods dream.]]]]

->''"Because Dio taught me, in part, what it is to be a man. Oh, he did not teach the rational lessons: He did not teach me morality, or responsibility, or restraint. No, Stanley, he taught me that being a man means sometimes ruining things in the most extravagant fashion possible. Because you can, and because itís awesome."''

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[[caption-width-right:291:Gaze [[caption-width-right:291: Gaze into the eyes of your new god. [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Because even dead gods dream.]]]]

->''"Because Dio taught me, in part, what it is to be a man. Oh, he did not teach the rational lessons: He did not teach me morality, or responsibility, or restraint. No, Stanley, he taught me that being a man means sometimes ruining things in the most extravagant fashion possible. Because you can, and because itís it's awesome."''



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* ''Main/{{Heaven and Hell}}'' (1980)

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* ''Main/{{Heaven ''Heaven and Hell}}'' Hell'' (1980)



'''Main/{{Heaven and Hell}}''':

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'''Main/{{Heaven '''Heaven and Hell}}''':Hell''':




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!!Ronnie James Dio provides examples of:

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!! Ronnie
James Dio provides examples of:



* BerserkButton: Vivian Campbell, the ex-guitarist of his solo act. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOwZBo8FQvo Observe.]] He starts ranting at about 45 seconds in. According to [[http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/vinny-appice-explains-vivian-campbell-s-hostility-toward-ronnie-james-dio/ Vinnie Appice]] their mutual dislike stemmed from arguments over band business decisions that Viv disagreed with. Ronnie did later [[http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/jimmy-bain-firing-vivian-campbell-was-the-biggest-mistake-of-ronnie-james-dio-s-career/ express some regret]] for his harsh words.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He was normally a pretty nice, calm guy... until you pissed him off. See BerserkButton.
* BluesRock: Before Dio joined {{Music/Rainbow}}, Elf's music awesomely combined HardRock with RhythmAndBlues.
* TheCameo: ''Music/TenaciousD'' appeared on the music video of "Push". He then appeared on ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny'' as himself.

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* BerserkButton: Vivian Campbell, the ex-guitarist of his solo act. [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOwZBo8FQvo Observe.]] He starts ranting at about 45 seconds in. According to [[http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/vinny-appice-explains-vivian-campbell-s-hostility-toward-ronnie-james-dio/ Vinnie Appice]] their mutual dislike stemmed from arguments over band business decisions that Viv disagreed with. Ronnie did later [[http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/jimmy-bain-firing-vivian-campbell-was-the-biggest-mistake-of-ronnie-james-dio-s-career/ express some regret]] for his harsh words.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He was normally a pretty nice, calm guy... until Until you pissed him off. See BerserkButton.
* BluesRock: Before Dio joined {{Music/Rainbow}}, Music/{{Rainbow}}, Elf's music awesomely combined HardRock with RhythmAndBlues.
* TheCameo: ''Music/TenaciousD'' appeared on the music video of "Push". He then appeared on ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny'' as himself.



** As does the word [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrrnySxbuE8 "NIGHT"]].

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** As does the word [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrrnySxbuE8 "NIGHT"]].



* CoolOldGuy: He was 38 when he first sang for Black Sabbath and 67 when he toured for the last time.

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* CoolOldGuy: He was 38 when he first sang for Black Sabbath Music/BlackSabbath and 67 when he toured for the last time.



** He contributed vocals to ''Welcome To My Nightmare: An All-Star Salute To Music/AliceCooper'', on the song "Welcome to My Nightmare".
** He also sang "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" on the ''We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year'' album.

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** He contributed vocals to ''Welcome To to My Nightmare: An All-Star Salute To to Music/AliceCooper'', on the song "Welcome to My Nightmare".
** He also sang "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" on the ''We Wish You A a Metal Xmas And A and a Headbanging New Year'' album.



** Making that an example of [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows Rainbows Are Better With Dio]].

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** Making that an example of [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows Rainbows Are Better With Dio]]. with Dio]].



* PintSizedPowerhouse : Packed one of the most powerful voices in hard rock/metal history into a 5'4" frame.

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* PintSizedPowerhouse : Packed one of the most powerful voices in hard rock/metal rock / metal history into a 5'4" frame.



* StageNames: Dio took his name from an Italian mafia member Johnny Dioguardi. For your information, dio is italian for God.
* StartMyOwn: After he left Music/BlackSabbath.

!!His solo career provides the examples of:

* BreakupSong: "As Long As It's Not About Love" from ''Magica''.
* ConceptAlbum: ''Magica''
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His doo-wop records from the early-60's... Enough said.

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* StageNames: Dio took his name from an Italian mafia member Johnny Dioguardi. For your information, dio is italian Italian for God.
* StartMyOwn: After he left Music/BlackSabbath.

!!His
Black Sabbath.
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!! His
solo career provides the examples of:

* BreakupSong: "As Long As as It's Not About Love" from ''Magica''.
* ConceptAlbum: ''Magica''
''Magica''.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His doo-wop records from the early-60's...early-'60s... Enough said.



* PowerBallad: "All the Fools Sailed Away", "This is Your Life" and "As Long As It's Not About Love"

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* PowerBallad: "All the Fools Sailed Away", "This is Your Life" and "As Long As as It's Not About Love"Love".



* UrExample: His work (solo and as a member of Music/{{Rainbow}} and Music/BlackSabbath) was a huge influence on PowerMetal both musically and lyrically, and he's sometimes credited as inventing it, though it tends to differ from most later PowerMetal due to being slower and a bit less technically flashy on average.



* TheXOfY: ''Master of the Moon''
* UrExample: His work (solo and as a member of Music/{{Rainbow}} and Music/BlackSabbath) was a huge influence on PowerMetal both musically and lyrically, and he's sometimes credited as inventing it, though it tends to differ from most later PowerMetal due to being slower and a bit less technically flashy on average.

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* TheXOfY: ''Master of the Moon''
* UrExample: His work (solo and as a member of Music/{{Rainbow}} and Music/BlackSabbath) was a huge influence on PowerMetal both musically and lyrically, and he's sometimes credited as inventing it, though it tends to differ from most later PowerMetal due to being slower and a bit less technically flashy on average.
Moon''.
14th Aug '16 4:31:53 AM Morgenthaler
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** Also the title of a ThreeInchesOfBlood tribute to him.

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** Also the title of a ThreeInchesOfBlood Music/ThreeInchesOfBlood tribute to him.



** He further collaborated with Malmsteen and added [[Music/JudasPriest Tim]] [[IcedEarth "Ripper"]] [[Music/YngwieMalmsteen Owens]] to the mix to cover Music/OzzyOsbourne's [[Creator/AleisterCrowley "Mr. Crowley"]]. In both of his collaborations with the guitarist, Malmsteen plays approximately two or three times more notes than necessary.

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** He further collaborated with Malmsteen and added [[Music/JudasPriest Tim]] [[IcedEarth [[Music/IcedEarth "Ripper"]] [[Music/YngwieMalmsteen Owens]] to the mix to cover Music/OzzyOsbourne's [[Creator/AleisterCrowley "Mr. Crowley"]]. In both of his collaborations with the guitarist, Malmsteen plays approximately two or three times more notes than necessary.
4th Feb '16 6:30:47 PM portaljumper339
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* AwesomeMcCoolName: His last name means 'God' in Italian. If that ain't cool enough for you, it was also cool enough to influence one half of the name for ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]]''.
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