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Dio (band)

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, Warren DeMartini 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.


Diö is a locality situated in Älmhult Municipality, Kronoberg County, Sweden with 899 inhabitants in 2010.

Diö is situated 10 km north of the town Älmhult.

Diö's most important employer is the wheelchair manufacturer Rea Stolen Invacare. The area is also home to the Gemla Möbel AB furniture factory.

Diö Hockey, playing in the Swedish third division, is the village's most famous sports team.


Dio is the Italian word for God. It may also refer to:

Dio (album)

Dio is a cover album by Norwegian rock singer Jørn Lande, (released under his stagename Jorn) released in July 2010. The album was recorded as a tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio and consists of covers of songs from Dio, Black Sabbath and Rainbow, with one original composition written for Ronnie James Dio. Lande describes the album as a "fine collection of songs that present the music of the Man and the Artist, with a unique twist" and a "sincere and heartfelt “thank you” to a great and influential Artist" who "has affected my life and career in such a way that without his presence, I would not have become the artist I am today". A music video for the song "Song for Ronnie James" was released on YouTube. The announcement of the album did not pass off without critique however, as Lande was accused of exploiting the death of Dio. Frontiers Records President released a statement in which he denies those accusations and explains that the albums had been in the works since spring of 2009, before Dio's death in May 2010. In South America the album is called Song For Ronnie James.

Dio (footballer)

Diouzer da Cruz dos Santos (born 26 September 1986), simply known as Dio, is a Brazilian-born naturalized Equatoguinean footballer. He plays as a midfielder for Moroccan club MAS Fez.