Dio (partially found music videos from heavy metal band; 1983-2004)
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 Vinny Appice, the band's drummer. 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 has 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 albums worldwide.
However, due to the band not being as popular as other artists such as Metallica or Megadeth, much of Dio's history has been left in the dust, music videos included. Again, due to the band's popularity, not even Wikipedia has much information about the music videos.
The lost videos[edit | edit source]
The known music videos that have aired on TV more (mainly due to the popularity of the songs) were Holy Diver (1983), Rainbow in the Dark (1983), The Last In Line (1984), I Could Have Been a Dreamer (1987), Wild One (1990), Hey Angel (1990) and Push (2002). Due to Wikipedia's little information on the music videos of Dio songs, a lot of the videos have been either forgotten or don't exist.
Some fans have recalled music videos for some songs, but most have different opinions.
One of the more popular examples is the song Along Comes A Spider (2002), where some people recall the video taking place in a little girl's bedroom at night, while Ronnie James Dio performs the song in the same room, completely oblivious to the little girl. The video keeps cutting to a spider climbs down a wall to the little girl sleeping in a bed. Every time it cuts back, more and more spiders are climbing down, eventually until the girl wakes up to the spiders, terrified. This is very similar to the video for I Could Have Been a Dreamer, so they might just be getting the two songs confused with each other. While, others say that the video took place in a sewer, where the band members of Dio are exploring, and constantly encounter tarantula spiders. While neither of these videos isn't confirmed to exist, much speculation is rumored.
Another is for the song Institutional Man (1996) where the band is riding in a robot much like the one on the cover of the album the song is from, Angry Machines while performing. Again, while this isn't confirmed, many people have been speculating about the missing videos, though they could just be fuzzy memories.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Reference[edit | edit source]
- New York Times article covering James' death. Retrieved 04 Jan '18