Is Dio an American?

Ronald James Padavona (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010), known professionally as Ronnie James Dio, was an American heavy metal singer. He fronted and founded numerous bands throughout his career, including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S. Houston, Texas, U.S.

Is Dio a British band?

Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio.

Is Dio from Black Sabbath?

Dio quit Black Sabbath in late 1982 with Appice in tow and went on to form an eponymous band whose 1983 debut, Holy Diver, became a career-defining classic and a cornerstone of heavy metal.