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Rainbow - 100% match to Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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In May 1975, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Richard Hugh Blackmore, 14 April 1945, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England) left Deep Purple, forming Rainbow the following year. His earlier involvement with American band Elf led to his recruitment of the latter’s Ronnie James Dio (b. Ronald Padavona, 10 July 1940, New Hampshire, USA; vocals), Mickey Lee Soule, (keyboards), C Read more

Heaven & Hell - 99% match to Dio

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Heavy Metal
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Black Sabbath - 96% match to Dio

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Music Theme Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music & Radio Documentaries Soundtracks Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Group members Terry ‘Geezer’ Butler (17 July 1949, Birmingham, England; bass), Tony Iommi (b. Anthony Frank Iommi, 19 February 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England; guitar), Bill Ward (b. William Ward, 5 May 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England; drums) and Ozzy Osbourne (b. John Michael Osbourne, 3 December 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England; vocals) were originally known as Read more

Judas Priest - 86% match to Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Drama Music Theme
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This enduring heavy metal outfit was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969, by K.K. Downing (Kenneth Downing, 27 October 1951, West Bromwich, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and close friend, Ian Hill (b. 20 January 1951, England; bass). As another hopeful, struggling young rock band, they played their first gig in Essington in 1971 with a line-up completed by Alan Atkins (b Read more

Testament - 86% match to Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US thrash act was one of the first to emerge from San Francisco’s Bay Area in Metallica’s wake in the 80s. Originally formed as Legacy in 1983, becoming Testament two years later, the line-up included vocalist Steve Souza alongside Alex Skolnick (29 September 1968, Berkeley, California, USA, replacing original guitarist Derrick Ramirez), Eric Peterson (b. 14 M Read more

Ozzy Osbourne - 77% match to Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Heavy Metal Music Theme Kids & Family Musicals & The Arts Heavy Metal Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Michael Osbourne, 3 December 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England. In January 1979 this highly individual and by now infamous vocalist and songwriter left Black Sabbath, a band whose image and original musical direction he had helped to shape. His own band was set up with Lee Kerslake, formerly of Uriah Heep, on drums, Rainbow’s Bob Daisley (bass) and Randy Rhoads (b. Read more

Ozzy Ozbourne - 77% match to Dio

Genres: Documentaries Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Saxon - 73% match to Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the north of England in 1976, Saxon were originally known as Son Of A Bitch and spent their early days paying dues in clubs and small venues up and down the UK, with Peter ‘Biff’ Byford (5 January 1951, Barnsley, England; vocals), Graham Oliver (b. 6 July 1952, Mexborough, England; guitar), Paul Quinn (guitar), Steve Dawson (b. Steven Dawson, 1951, Englan Read more

Accept - 70% match to Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This German heavy rock quintet originally comprised Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Gerhard Wahl (guitar) and Wolf Hoffman (10 December 1959, Mainz, Germany; guitar), Frank Friedrich (drums) and Peter Baltes (bass). Formed in 1976 in their home town of Solingen, Jorg Fischer replaced Wahl in 1978. The band’s power metal sound was characterized by Dirkschneider’s guttur Read more

Bruce Dickinson - 66% match to Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Horror Music Videos & Concerts Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Paul Bruce Dickinson, 7 August 1958, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England. Dickinson left the heavy metal band Samson to join pioneering contemporaries Iron Maiden, replacing Paul Di’Anno in 1981. By the following year Dickinson had fully established himself within the line-up through his performances on the road and on 1982’s UK number 1 album, The Number Of The Beas Read more

Elf - 65% match to Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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This US heavy rock unit was formed in 1967 by vocalist Ronnie James Dio (Ronald Padavona, 10 July 1940, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA) with cousin Dave Feinstein on guitar, plus Gary Driscoll (drums), Doug Thaler (keyboards) and Nick Pantas (guitar). They worked under the name Electric Elves until 1970 when the entire band was involved in a car crash, in which Pantas died a Read more

Iron Maiden - 65% match to Dio

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music & Radio Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England, in 1975, Iron Maiden was from the start the brainchild of Steve Harris (Stephen Percy Harris, 12 March 1957, Leytonstone, London, England; bass), formerly a member of pub rockers Smiler. Named after a medieval torture device, the music was suitably heavy and hard on the senses. The heavy metal scene of the late 70s was widely regarded as stagnant, Read more

Whitesnake - 65% match to Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Magazines Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music Theme
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK-based heavy rock band has been led throughout its career by David Coverdale (22 September 1951, Saltburn-By-The Sea, North Yorkshire, England). The lead vocalist with Deep Purple since 1973, Coverdale left that unit in 1976 and recorded two solo albums, Whitesnake and Northwinds. Shortly afterwards, he formed a touring band from musicians who had played on those reco Read more

Deep Purple - 63% match to Dio

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Documentaries Heavy Metal Music & Radio Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Deep Purple evolved in 1968 following sessions to form a band around former Searchers drummer Chris Curtis (Christopher Crummey, 26 August 1941, Oldham, Lancashire, England). Jon Lord (b. 9 June 1941, Leicester, Leicestershire, England; keyboards) and Nick Simper (b. 3 November 1945, Norwood Green, Southall, Middlesex, England; bass), veterans, respectively, of the Artwoods Read more

W.A.S.P. - 59% match to Dio

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Documentaries Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This theatrical shock-rock troupe was formed in 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA, their name apparently an acronym of We Are Sexual Perverts. Outrageous live performances included throwing raw meat into the audience and the whipping of a naked woman tied to a ‘torture rack’ as a backdrop to a primitive metal attack. The band, formed by singer Blackie Lawless (S Read more


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