Dio (band with Ronnie James Dio)

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Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice. The name Dio was chosen because it made sense from a commercial standpoint, as the name was already well-known at that time. Dio means "God" in Italian.

The band released ten studio albums and had numerous line-up changes over the years with Ronnie James Dio having been the only constant member. Guitarists have included Craig Goldy (most recent guitarist), Doug Aldrich, Vivian Campbell, Tracy G, Jake E. Lee and Rowan Robertson.

The band dissolved in 2010 when Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer at the age of 67. The band has sold more than 10 million copies of albums worldwide.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1983 Holy Diver Dio 5 10
1984 The Last in Line Dio 5 7
1985 Sacred Heart Dio 3 9
1987 Dream Evil Dio 4 6
1990 Lock Up the Wolves Dio 6
1993 Strange Highways Dio 3
1996 Angry Machines Dio 4
2000 Magica Dio 4
2002 Killing the Dragon Dio 4 4
2004 Master of the Moon Dio 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 Diamonds: The Best of Dio Compilation Dio 5 2
1997 Anthology Compilation Dio 1
1999 Dream Evil / Trying to Burn the Sun Compilation Dio & Elf 1
2000 The Very Beast of Dio Compilation Dio 1
2001 Anthology, Volume 2 Compilation Dio 1
2003 Stand Up and Shout: The Dio Anthology Compilation Dio 1
2003 The Collection Compilation Dio 1
2004 We Rock: Greatest Hits Compilation Dio 1
2005 Metal Hits Compilation Dio 1
2007 Rock Legends Compilation Dio 1
2012 The Very Beast of Dio, Volume 2 Compilation Dio 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1986 Intermission Live Dio 4
1998 DIO's Inferno: The Last in Live Live Dio 4
2005 Evil or Divine: Live in New York City Live Dio 4
2006 Holy Diver Live Live Dio 2
2010 Dio at Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987 Live Dio 2
2010 Live - We Rock Live Dio 1
2013 Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly 1986 Live Dio 3
2014 Live in London: Hammersmith Apollo 1993 Live Dio 2
Live in Gelsenkirchen, Germany 16.06.1999 Live Dio 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1983 Rainbow in the Dark Dio 1
1984 Mystery Dio 1
1984 We Rock Dio 1
1985 Rock 'n' Roll Children Dio 1
2009 Electra Dio 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1986 The Dio E.P. Dio 1

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