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  Rough Edge: Interview with Ronnie James Dio
Needless to say, I have lots of memories related to this man, and as Ronnie James Dio releases the companion CD to his live DVD "Evil or Divine: Live in NYC," I take a veteran fan’s pleasure in knowing I’ve conversed with one of the genuine greats in the business.
There’s a Johnny Dio in Scarface for that matter, and I guess at this point we might be able to affectionately call you one of the dons of metal!
I’ve always thought of Dio as the Excalibur of metal and I’m sure you’ve probably heard that reference a thousand times, but I also believe in karma and the afterlife, and I specifically feel that I was a squire to a knight in another life and we were both killed in battle.
www.roughedge.com /features/dio2005.htm   (4548 words)

  Ronnie James Dio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ronnie said that his grandmother used to make the hand gesture to ward off the evil eye, which is very common in superstitious Italian people (the "horns" themselves are used to both scare away and give someone the 'malocchio').
Dio himself has said in the past that he was born July 10, 1949 and, at other times, outright refused to give the year of his birth.
The age of Ronnie and his son also builds the case for 1942, although a 20 year age difference was not that rare in the 1960s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ronnie_James_Dio   (1321 words)

 Dio: Tutte le informazioni su Dio su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In particolare, nella tradizione ebraica, cristiana ed islamica, a Dio viene attribuito un carattere personale ed una rivelazione pubblica.
Dio comunica la sua volontà attraverso profeti e altri canali stabiliti.
Dio nel cristianesimo comprende due punti di vista contrastanti: da un lato si afferma la professione di fede ebraica sull'unicità di Dio, dall'altro si accoglie letteramente l'affermazione di Gesù "chi vede me vede il padre".
www.encyclopedia.it /d/di/dio.html   (680 words)

 Ronnie James Dio - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona on July 10, 1942 [date disputed; this is the most likely date] in Portsmouth, New Hampshire) is a heavy metal vocalist who has performed with Black Sabbath, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, and his own band Dio.
Ronnie said that his grandmother used to make the hand gesture to ward off the evil eye.
Dio himself says he was born in 1949, but most evidence points to that he was born in 1942.
www.voyager.in /Ronnie_James_Dio   (612 words)

 Ronnie James Dio
The year of its final effort, Dio and most of Elf were hijacked by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore to serve as the basis for his new band Rainbow.
Dio's exit from Rainbow coincided with difficulties between a chemically-befuddled Ozzy Osbourne and his Black Sabbath bandmates, and an encounter with guitarist Tony Iommi in Los Angeles soon led to Dio being brought on board as the new Sabbath vocalist.
Dio (the singer and the band) continued to remain active throughout the 90s and 00s, their status always remaining solid in the heavy metal community regardless of the inclination of mainstream tastes.
www.nndb.com /people/876/000084624   (764 words)

 Ronnie James Dio Interview 04
Ronnie James Dio is finally getting the respect he deserves as one of the founders of heavy metal.
Ronnie has set aside the fantasy imagery he is famous for and written an album based on his reflections and fears with the direction the human race is heading.
Ronnie James Dio: If there is any kind of theme lyrically on this album it is just what a miserable place the world is. I think a lot of the musical creativity is because Craig and I have been writing together so long.
www.classicrockrevisited.com /Interviews04/RonnieJamesDio.htm   (5745 words)

Ronnie James Dio wasn't just a lead singer that went from band to band but, made historic recordings with all these bands and has left his legendary unique mark in each of the bands mentioned.
Ronnie James Dio is an outstandin performer and showman on stage and his voice is surprising for a rock artist.
DIO and Ronnie James Dio are true hard/heavy metal rockers that can jam their asses off equal to or for that matter better than most of them.
www.the-musicbox.com /Dio   (686 words)

 Rocknworld.com - Legends Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio was born Ronald James Padovona in New England, on July 10, 1949.
Ronnie took to music right away and began his pursuit as a performer at a young age, playing bass guitar and the trumpet in one of his early bands The Vegas Kings.
Dio got further propelled into the mainstream spotlight in 1985 when they were asked to contribute a song to the “Vision Quest” soundtrack.
www.rocknworld.com /legends/dio   (2402 words)

 Ronnie James Dio - Biography - AOL Music
By the dawn of the '70s, their name was shortened to simply Elf (with Dio focusing on lead vocals full-time, and changing his name to Ronnie James Dio) and a record deal came their way, with ex-Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover producing.
Dio got the gig immediately (penning most of the Sab classic "Children of the Sea" at their initial jam session), and helped Sabbath break out of their creative and commercial slump, resulting in such metal classics as 1980's Heaven & Hell and 1981's Mob Rules.
With Sabbath enjoying their greatest success in years, Dio shocked the metal world by leaving what appeared to be a promising union after the spotty Live Evil release appeared in 1982.
music.aol.com /artist/ronnie-james-dio/71186/biography   (669 words)

 The Magic of Ronnie James Dio   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ronnie James Dio has been around a long time, but it wasn't until 1971 that he started to make his mark on Rock 'n' Roll with a band called Elf.
Ronnie became friends with ace guitarist Ritchie Blackmore during this period, and in 1975 when Ritchie left Deep Purple, the two formed Rainbow.
There is also a Ronnie James Dio Music store in association with Amazon.com, an RJD News page, and my Links page.
www1.minn.net /~mpulley/diopage.html   (371 words)

 Ronnie James Dio   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ronnie James Dio: They called my management three or four months before I did it and posed the question that "we are big Dio fans and we've got this song we wrote.
RJD: All I can say is this, they don't play with Tracy and they expect something else from Tracy other than what he is. And Tracy is absolutely a brilliant guitar player.
RJD: I'm pretty good about that, that's not really a problem for me. I usually have a pretty good built in sense of when enough is enough of a song.
www.rocknet.com /jun97/dio.html   (3046 words)

 Ronnie James Dio   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ronnie Dio has been in the rock and metal industry since as early as 1957.
Ronnie Dio originally formed a band called The Vegas Kings, then Ronnie and the Rumbers and then Ronnie and the Redcaps (1957-1961).
With all the above bands, Ronnie has brought his own unique and individual style to their history; his name is synonymous with theirs.
www.narf.gen.nz /ronnie_james_dio.htm   (617 words)

 Ronnie James Dio : The Magic Biography
Ronnie had no idea what instrument to choose, until one day when he heard a trumpet on the radio.
Ronnie was impressed by The Beatles, and wanted to write his own material so he and the bands guitarist formed a new band in 1967, The Electric Elves, which they soon re-named to The Elves.
Ronnie and Vinnie put DIO together again and Tracy G became their new guitarist.
www.fortunecity.com /rivendell/dark/600/diography.htm   (2030 words)

 Unofficial Ronnie James Dio Fan Site: The Grand Wizard of Classic Rock!
This is a Fansite for Ronnie Dio, grand wizard of classic rock, vocalist for Black Sabbath and the poet of hope for the downtrodden.
Here you will find a biography, discography, filmography, timeline, band information, tour dates, news, links and image galleries.
And you can also buy cool Dio merchandise, apparel, books, DVDs and music in our online shop.
ronniedio.com   (146 words)

 Ronnie James Dio - Rough Edge Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A native of New York, Dio's two favorite things were music and romantic fantasy literature, such as the works of Sir Walter Scott and Arthurian legend.
Playing trumpet as a teen, Dio switched to the bass when he discovered rock'n'roll was in his blood.
DIO went all out, during the 'Sacred Heart' tour "we had a 25-foot dragon and robotic knights on stage.
www.rocknet.com /nov96/dio.html   (519 words)

 Dio - The Early Years: Main
My purpose in posting this website is to tribute the early, relatively unknown years of Ronnie Dio's career.
It seems to me that the main reason Elf is often overlooked by Dio fans (even hardcore fans) is that the music style differs significantly from his later work.
It was exciting to hear, if not a little surreal, but if you truly admire the singing and writing of the master, then you should enjoy these early tracks from his career.
www.dimwhit.com /dio/index.html   (503 words)

 Amazon.com: The Elf Albums: Music: Ronnie James Dio & Elf   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Apparently Ronnie or somebody at Rhino was able to track the original source down because there is a remastered version of the song Carolina County Ball on his Stand Up and Shout Anthology.
Dio captures the emotion of each song like it was his only child.
Dio calls this music "honkey-tonk-rock", and, though, if you are a fan of Dio's later work, you might think, "How in the world is THAT voice going to be anything but heavy-HEAVY metal?", it works.
www.amazon.com /Elf-Albums-Ronnie-James-Dio/dp/B000005REW   (1412 words)

 Dios concern regarding the overuse of the "Devil Horns" sign
Dios concern regarding the overuse of the "Devil Horns" sign
Ronnie James Dio recently spoke out in regards to the frequent over use of the "devils horns" sign that he claims to have invented.
With the younger generation flashing it around every chance they get, its seems to be diminishing the impact of the metal hand gesture.
www.defenderofrock.com /news/dio.html   (104 words)

 Ronnie James Dio, Comic Genius
Dio still had enough money to muster a video screen below the riser that held the drum set, so we were treated to a video skit to start the show.
And while we didn’t quite see what he meant, his trademark wail and a few modest explosions told us what to expect: Dio might not have the budget to fight the robotic dragon, but he was going to rock with all his heart, be it eaten, sacred or hunted.
It was a special show, not necessarily because it was a good show, but because it showed that Dio really cared about rocking, about giving us music that would justify the mild case of whiplash that the majority of the audience would have the next morning.
www.babblog.com /Oct_04/102604_JL_Music.htm   (1041 words)

 LET IT ROCK - Ronnie James DIO interview
Borne from the genuine rock 'n' roll era, Ronnie James Dio has retained the music's primal truth in the songs he's been writing for the last 35 years.
But we're doing a lot more DIO songs now than we did before, but there was so much music from SABBATH and from RAINBOW that we have so many choices when we play.
I'd never considered any of the DIO albums to be solo projects: they've all been by the band who just happened to have the name DIO because it was easy for people to connect with the name when we started because they knew at least who I was.
dmme.net /interviews/dio2.html   (4606 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Bands and Artists: D: Dio, Ronnie James
Dio Message Board - Topics include Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath.
Ronnie and the Redcaps - Pictures from his early career.
Ronnie James Dio - 2002 live review from Chicago House of Blues in Unrated Magazine.
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Bands_and_Artists/D/Dio,_Ronnie_James   (231 words)

 Black Sabbath News: Ronnie James Dio is Dr. X!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The fact that Ronnie James Dio will be Dr. X on Operation Mindcrime II is a major MAJOR bonus.
I would have bought Mindcrime 2 even if it was Geoff Tate farting for an hour, but the fact that Ronnie Dio is on here is a major bonus.
Now, we can only hope that when Queensryche tours for Mindcrime 2 that they play with Dio, as the story is that Queensryche is going to play both the original Mindcrime and the sequel in their entirety - that will be seriously badass.
black-sabbath.com /news/archives/2005/12/ronnie_james_dio_is_dr_x.html   (522 words)

 eBay - ronnie james dio, CDs, Music Memorabilia items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ronnie James Dio In Zurich Switzerland 1993 double CD
Ronnie James Dio One Night in the City
Ronnie James Dio THE LAST IN LINE TOUR Shirt XL 80s NEW
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=ronnie+james+dio&...   (549 words)

 Interview: Ronnie James Dio (DIO, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Elf)
All icons in their own right and well deserving of their legendary status, but when I think of a legend in the music industry, one of the first names that springs to my mind is Ronnie James Dio.
Recently, Ronnie was kind enough to grant us an “audience” where we discussed his past, present and things yet to come.
Pink Floyd, etc, etc, etc and hopefully Dio as well is quite timeless just because the songs were new and original and not mock-ups of things that people had heard before.
www.rockeyez.com /interviews/int-Dio_Ronnie_James.html   (5398 words)

 Ronnie James Dio Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ronnie James Dio Portal on PopTopix - More pictures, mp3 music and lyrics in our links than in any webring.
Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona on July 10, 19421 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire) is a heavy...
Ronnie James Dio is finally getting the respect he deserves as one of the founders...
www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/r/Ronnie-James-Dio.html   (1820 words)

 VH1.com : Dio : Artist Main   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For a brief spell during the mid-'80s, the heavy metal quintet Dio was one of the top U.S. concert attractions, boasting one of the most over-the-top stage acts of its time loaded with props and special effects (lasers, explosions, a giant dragon,...
Dio, Pantera, Motley Crue, and more have come to crush your soul with Metal Mania.
If you came of age with this music or you're a newcomer to what made rock really roll- meet the masters as they lay down the gauntlet.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/dio/artist.jhtml   (296 words)

 Dio - The Early Years: Interviews
As is mentioned by one of our readers on the message board, a recent interview with Ronnie discussed part of his early career.
We're not going to be finished touring until probably late May because we have to go to Europe for a while as well and South America.
So unfortunately, or hopefully, it will be after we finish the next Dio album and that will hopefully give us a couple months for the product to get revved up and out there.
www.dimwhit.com /dio/interviews/rjd/index.html   (604 words)

 Black Sabbath Online: Ronnie James Dio
July 10th, 1942 (1942 is my best guess - Ronnie won't tell you what year he was born)
The picture above is from the 1999 Sweden Rock Festival.
Dio: The Early Years (Learn about Dio's career in his pre-Elf days)
www.black-sabbath.com /personnel/dio.html   (51 words)

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