Ronald Padavona

Real Name:Ronald James Padavona

Ronald James Padavona (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010), better known as Ronnie James Dio, was an American rock and heavy metal vocalist and songwriter.

He performed with, among others, Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio. Other musical projects include the collective fundraiser Hear 'n Aid. He was widely hailed as one of the most powerful singers in heavy metal, renowned for his consistently powerful voice. His idol was Mario Lanza. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture in metal culture. Before his death, he was collaborating on a project with former Black Sabbath bandmates Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Vinny Appice, under the moniker Heaven & Hell.

Dio died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010.

One of the last songs he recorded was titled "Metal Will Never Die". Ronnie James Dio has sold over 47 million copies of albums with all of the bands he has worked in. , , , Facebook , X , Wikipedia
Aliases:Evil Eyes (5), Ronnie James Dio
In Groups:Black Sabbath, Dio (2), ELF (3), Hear'n Aid, Heaven & Hell (2), Rainbow, Roger Glover and Guests, Ronnie And The Red Caps, Ronnie Dio And The Prophets, The Electric Elves, The Elves (3)
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