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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. He often ranks as one of the greatest vocalists of all time.[citation needed] His idol was Mario Lanza[citation needed] and he rightly belongs in that class along with the other greats of all time.[citation needed] He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture in metal culture. Prior to 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, whose only studio album, The Devil You Know, was released on April 28, 2009. Dio died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010. One of the last songs he recorded was titled "Metal Will Never Die".

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Rock & Metal Box [2016]

Rock & Metal Box
Dream On4:31

Who Cares [2012]

Who Cares
Smoke On the Water [Live]6:41

Who Cares [2012]

Who Cares
Smoke On the Water6:41

'80s Monster Ballads [2008]

'80s Monster Ballads
Dream On4:30

The Rules of Hell [2008]

The Rules of Hell
Shadow of the Wind5:40

This Is Metal [2005]

This Is Metal
Dream On4:30

This Is '80s Hair Metal [2003]

This Is '80s Hair Metal
Dream On4:28

Dehumanizer [1992]


Mob Rules [1981]

Mob Rules
Country Girl4:02

Mob Rules [Bonus Disc] [1981]

Mob Rules [Bonus Disc]
Country Girl4:02

Heaven and Hell [1980]

Heaven and Hell
Die Young4:42

Made in Japan [1972]

Made in Japan
Smoke on the Water7:37

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