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. 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. — wikipedia
I can’t remember if I saw Dio live in 2005 or if it was in 2006, I can remember that the guys were brilliant live. For this week’s Tuesday Tunes, Dio live in concert!
And now for some music …
Ronnie James Dio – Heaven & Hell – Live From Radio City Music Hall (2007)
Dio – The Last In Line Tour – Live at the Spectrum (1984)
Dio – Super Rock – Full Concert (1985)