Dio band was formed in 1982 by Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice, former members of Black Sabbath. From commercial point of view the name ‘Dio’ was really cool, because it was already known by heavy metal fans. In Italian ‘Dio’ means ‘God’, by the way.
Ronnie Dio died on the 16th of May in 2010, of stomach cancer. Now, two years later, his wife Wendy Dio got lots of rock and heavy metal bands together to record a tribute album to Dio.
Metallica, one of the greatest heavy metal bands ever, is going to contribute to the album too. James Hatfield noted that it was a real pleasure to be a part of honoring of Ronnie’s life and his great contribution to rock music. At the moment even Metallica don’t know which of the songs they are going to record, but I am sure it will be damn great no matter the choice.
Besides Metallica the following bands and musicians will be contributing too: Anthrax, Rob Halford, Dave Grohl, Lemmy and more.
I am too including Holy Diver video, Holy Diver alubum is considered to be Dio’s best work and heavy metal music classic example.