History Music / RonnieJamesDio

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]]''.
13th Jun '15 8:28:07 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* MusicalThemeNaming: Not himself, but his name was used for [[JojosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]], who is considered a very influential villain in the development of manga.

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* MusicalThemeNaming: Not himself, but his name was used for [[JojosBizarreAdventure [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]], who is considered a very influential villain in the development of manga.
3rd Jun '15 4:47:51 AM Rockinman98
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* ''Heaven and Hell'' (1980)

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



'''Heaven and Hell''':

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'''Heaven '''Main/{{Heaven and Hell''':Hell}}''':
10th Dec '14 11:21:00 PM sharkcrap11
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Mostly in the 6-7 range, the odd ballad aside (those are usually a bit lower).




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* 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.
5th Oct '14 7:04:20 PM bluesno1fann
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His doo-wop records from the early-60's... Enough said.
9th Sep '14 12:24:19 PM PennyDreadful
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Despite his demonic onstage persona, the off-stage Dio was known as one of the nicest guys in metal. (Most of the time, anyway. See Berserk Button, above.)
25th Aug '14 1:36:15 AM Koveras
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He unfortunately was diagnosed with stomach cancer in November 2009. He [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended into]] [[Pantheon/MusicGreaterGods Rock & Roll Heaven]] May 16th, 2010, at 7:45 AM after a long, hard battle, confirmed by his wife Wendy Dio on his official website.

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He unfortunately was diagnosed with stomach cancer in November 2009. He [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended into]] [[Pantheon/MusicGreaterGods Rock & Roll Heaven]] on May 16th, 2010, at 7:45 AM after a long, long and hard battle, confirmed by his wife Wendy Dio on his official website.
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15th Aug '14 8:30:47 AM erforce
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: [[TearJerker Unfortunately.]] The sadness factor of Dio's death is brought UpToEleven when you discover that just about 12 hours before he ''did'' die, a rumor got out that he was gone. His wife said he was hanging in there- not doing good, but alive. This was at about 3:00 AM, May 16th. Flash forward 4 hours, 45 minutes...
* BerserkButton: Vivian Campbell. [[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.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: [[TearJerker Unfortunately.]] The sadness factor of Dio's death is brought UpToEleven when you discover that just about 12 hours before he ''did'' die, a rumor got out that he was gone. His wife said he was hanging in there- not doing good, but alive. This was at about 3:00 AM, May 16th. Flash forward 4 hours, 45 minutes...
* BerserkButton: Vivian Campbell.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.



* CreativeDifferences: His animosity towards Ritchie Blackmore was ''legendary'' due to their highly adversarial relationship while Dio was in Rainbow.



* HeyItsThatVoice: He voiced Dr. X on {{Queensryche}}'s ''[[OperationMindcrime Operation: Mindcrime II]]'' album.
** He sang on couple of songs on Roger Glover's ''The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast'' album.
** He also sang background vocals on Big Band version of "Holy Diver" on Pat Boone's ''In a Metal Mood'' album.



* OldShame: When some of the songs from his earlier years resurfaced in the internet, Dio claimed he would've been happier if they had stayed hidden.



* RatedMForManly
* StageNames: Dio took his name from an italian mafia member Johnny Dioguardi. For your information, dio is italian for God.

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* RatedMForManly
RatedMForManly: And you thought that singing about dreams and rainbows was for sissies.
* StageNames: Dio took his name from an italian Italian mafia member Johnny Dioguardi. For your information, dio is italian for God.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He wasn't working on one, but ''two'' sequels for the ''Magica'' album before he died. Also, a second Heaven & Hell album was also planned.
** In the wake of Dio's death, [[{{Edguy}} Tobias Sammet]] revealed that the two of them had been discussing the possibility of Dio guesting in Music/{{Avantasia}}.
** He was originally cast to play Doviculus in BrutalLegend, but the role later went to Tim Curry. Rumors speculated that the reason for Dio's departure from the project was because of behind the scenes fighting with Ozzy Osbourne (who did lend his voice to the game), but Tim Schafer set the story straight by saying that, as Doviculus changed over the course of development, Curry simply fit the role better than Dio (siting Curry's role in the film ''Film/{{Legend}}'' as a good example of why). Still feels like a NegatedMomentOfAwesome to not have Dio involved in the project though, considering that lending his voice to a game that celebrates everything heavy metal would have been a fitting send off.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He wasn't working on one, but ''two'' sequels for the ''Magica'' album before he died. Also, a second Heaven & Hell album was also planned.
** In the wake of Dio's death, [[{{Edguy}} Tobias Sammet]] revealed that the two of them had been discussing the possibility of Dio guesting in Music/{{Avantasia}}.
** He was originally cast to play Doviculus in BrutalLegend, but the role later went to Tim Curry. Rumors speculated that the reason for Dio's departure from the project was because of behind the scenes fighting with Ozzy Osbourne (who did lend his voice to the game), but Tim Schafer set the story straight by saying that, as Doviculus changed over the course of development, Curry simply fit the role better than Dio (siting Curry's role in the film ''Film/{{Legend}}'' as a good example of why). Still feels like a NegatedMomentOfAwesome to not have Dio involved in the project though, considering that lending his voice to a game that celebrates everything heavy metal would have been a fitting send off.



* BlackSheepHit: ''Rainbow in the Dark'' is one of his most well-known songs, but after recording it, Dio thought that it sounded too "pop", and would have destroyed the tape, if the other band members had not talked him out of it. He later warmed a bit up to the song, eventually using it as one of his signature songs.



* {{Mascot}}: Demonic Murray, who is always giving the horns.

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* {{Mascot}}: Demonic The demonic Murray, who is always giving the horns.


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17th Jul '14 6:17:34 AM Koveras
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He unfortunately was diagnosed with stomach cancer in November 2009. He [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended into]] [[{{Pantheon/Music}} Rock & Roll Heaven]] May 16th, 2010, at 7:45 AM after a long, hard battle, confirmed by his wife Wendy Dio on his official website.

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He unfortunately was diagnosed with stomach cancer in November 2009. He [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended into]] [[{{Pantheon/Music}} [[Pantheon/MusicGreaterGods Rock & Roll Heaven]] May 16th, 2010, at 7:45 AM after a long, hard battle, confirmed by his wife Wendy Dio on his official website.
10th Jul '14 7:38:40 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* CreativeDifferences: His animosity towards Ritchie Blackmore was ''legendary'' due to their highly adversarial relationship while Dio was in Rainbow.
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