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Quotes:

"I started reading fantasy and science fiction and it amazes me now, seeing the modern world. It's like if those guys told you something was going to happen ten years from whenever, it actually happened!" - Ronnie James Dio
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
 

Band Name Origins:

  • Named after the band's singer, Ronnie James Dio, born Ronald James Padavona. He took the name "Dio" from Johnny Dio, a mafia member from Florida, NOT because the word happens to mean "God" is some languages. (source: www.dio.net) Submitted by: Bill M.
  • Lead singer Ronnie James (whose real last name escapes me) Changed his name to Ronnie James Dio. Why? Dio is Italian for "God". Nope, no ego problems there. - Blaze Phoenix Ronnie James Dio's real last name is Pardovana Submitted by: Evilar

Better Off Solo?:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Vivian Campbell""Vivian joined Whitesnake for a year or so, but after Steve Clarke's death in 1991, he became the lead guitarist for Def Leppard. He still is, in fact and he seems a lot happier than when he worked with Dio!" - GlamRockNinjaLord

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Hide In The Rainbow,"A rainbow has no hiding places.Heather Brockwell
"Shame On The Night,"The night is incapable of being shamed.GlamRockNinjaLord
"Metal Will Never Die,"Metal is not alive; it never was...GlamRockNinjaLord
"Death By Love,"An emotion cannot kill.GlamRockNinjaLord
"Master Of The Moon,"No one can reign over a celestial body.GlamRockNinjaLord

There are additional Dio literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Love Kills," Freddie Mercury"Death By Love," Dio
"The Stake," Steve Miller Band"Straight Through The Heart," Dio
"Where Do I Hide?," Nickelback"Hide In The Rainbow," Dio
"China White," Scorpions"Hollywood Black," Dio
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Meal Will Never Die" originally "Metal Will Never Die"
Hilary Nevis
"Metal Will Ever Die" originally "Metal Will Never Die"
Hilary Nevis
"Kin Of Rock And Roll" originally "King Of Rock And Roll"
Amber Malone
"Rainbow In The Ark" originally "Rainbow In The Dark"
Signaling the end of the flood
Edyth Bowen

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Metal Will Never Diet" originally "Metal Will Never Die"
Hilary Nevis
"Metal Will Never Dine" originally "Metal Will Never Die"
Hilary Nevis
"Mental Will Never Die" originally "Metal Will Never Die"
Hilary Nevis
"Holy Driver" originally "Holy Diver"
Millie Henry
"Holly Diver" originally "Holy Diver"
Millie Henry

Change a Letter:

"Sing Of Rock And Roll" originally "King Of Rock And Roll"
Candy Welty
"King Or Rock And Roll" originally "King Of Rock And Roll"
Candy Welty
"Kind Of Rock And Roll" originally "King Of Rock And Roll"
Candy Welty
"Ring Of Rock And Roll" originally "King Of Rock And Roll"
Candy Welty
"Holy Liver" originally "Holy Diver"
Tiffany Carriker

There are additional Dio song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

June 17
a parody of "Holy Diver" by Dio
My first attempt at a parody recording. Please listen and comment. Thanks!
SoundClick: (MP3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"King Of Rock And Roll""Binge on Rocky Road"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Rainbow in the Dark""Double Rainbow"Abbott Skelding
"Rock 'N' Roll Children""Alien Chicken"Scotty Dangerously
"Rainbow In The Dark""Nightmare In The Park"dennis
"Holy Diver""World of Warcraft"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Faces in the Window""Farts are Breaking Windows"Harry
"Stand Up And Shout""Bust Your Bong Out"Metallicker
"Holy Diver""Phony White Nerd"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Holy Diver""Johnny LaRue"Roman Craig
"Holy Diver""Oh, MacGyver!"McKludge

There are additional Dio song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Metal Will Never DieRevolver Golden Gods AwardsGlamRockNinjaLord

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Rainbow In The DarkClinic for blind peoplenightrain express
We RockLosing Sports TeamAndrew

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
   Judy Garland
Rainbow In The Dark
   Dio
Somewhere Over The Rainbow In The Dark
Tarzan
Walking In The Rain
   Cheryl Ladd
Naked In The Rain
   Dio
Walking Naked In The Rain
Tarzan
Twist And Shout
   The Beatles
Stand Up And Shout
   Dio
Stand Up, Twist And Shout
Sounds like some weird exercise...
GlamRockNinjaLord
I Can't Drive 55
   Sammy Hagar
I Speed At Night
   Dio
I Can't Drive 55 At Night
GlamRockNinjaLord
There are additional Dio duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Cardio
The Cars combined with Dio
Get it?
Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord
The Dioors
The Doors combined with Dio
Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord
Tenacious Dio
Tenacious D combined with Dio
Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord
Ray Dio
Ray Charles combined with Dio
Pun intended.
Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord

There are additional Dio Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Rock 'n' Roll Children"
Misheard Lyrics:
It was bland and with snow
Original Lyrics:
It was blinding with snow
"Rainbow in the Dark"
Misheard Lyrics:
No sign of the morning glory
Original Lyrics:
No sign of the morning coming
"The Last In Line"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're down for the first time
We're evil all the time
We're the last in line.
Original Lyrics:
We'll know for the first time
If we're evil or divine
We're the last in line.
"Rainbow in the Dark"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're Nazi lightning
Original Lyrics:
When I see lightning
There are additional Dio misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Holy Diver"
Misheard Lyrics:
Holy tiger
Original Lyrics:
Holy diver

Story about this misheard lyric by: Magnus Hackman

This was misheard by a friend of mine.When we played this song at a party, he shouted, 'Holy Tiger!'. We all had a good laugh.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"We Rock"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
We Rock
Why They're Repetitive:
We Know, seeing as you repeat this twenty times in the chorus alone!
Submitted by: Jenni Sweet Cheese
 

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Dee-oh
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Don't Talk To Strangers"
Opening Lines:
Don't talk to strangers, cause they're only there to do you harm.
Comments:
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
"Holy Diver"
Opening Lines:
Holy diver. You've been down too long in the midnight sea.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Evilution"
The Made Up Words:
Evilution
Comments:
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
 

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

"We Rock"
The Boasting Lyrics:
We Rock (repeated many times)
Comments:
This is the entire chorus. I have to say, I find it rather egomaniacal, seeing as how the phrase "we rock" essentially means "we're great".
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Rain Bow In The Dark" originally "Rainbow In The Dark"
Bowing in the dark and rain might be difficult.
Submitted by: Peter
"Rain Bo Win The Dark" originally "Rainbow In The Dark"
Submitted by: Peter

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"The Last In Line"
The Lyrics:
We're off to the witch
Why:
It should be "we're off to SEE the witch"
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
 

Band Name Anagrams:

I O.D. Submitted by: Britney Spears into pruning hooks
O Id Submitted by: Consta Pate
Do I Submitted by: dave
Do I Dio? I do!
I Do Submitted by: Jonathan S.
So, would that make them a wedding band?

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Heat Your Art Out" originally "Eat Your Heart Out"
Submitted by: Emily Lime

Music With a Warning Label:

"The Last In Line"
Though there are no lyrics in the booklet, the back cover of this album has some lyrics from the title track written in fancy medieval-looking font. "We'll know for the first time, if we're evil or divine. We're the last in line. - RJD"
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

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