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DIO (1982–PRESENT). Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Jimmy Bain (bass), Vinnie Appice (drums). Dio is the primary solo band for Ronnie James Dio, former lead singer of numerous classic heavy metal bands, including Black Sabbath, Elf, Rainbow and Heaven and Hell. Although Ronnie James Dio had been in the music industry sporadically for almost two decades, Dio had been primarily known as frontman in bands dominated by various strong guitar players who believed that the lead Read more [...]


BLACK SABBATH (1969–2006). Ozzy Osbourne (vocals, replaced by Ronnie James Dio and too many to count, see below) Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass, replaced by many, now Geezer Butler), Bill Ward (drums, replaced by Vinnie Appice and many others). To many fans, Black Sabbath invented metal. It is as simple as that. The only other major contender is Led Zeppelin (or earlier proto-metal bands such as Blue Cheer and Iron Butterfly, if we are to count bands from the pre-metal era), but most Read more [...]