Ronnie James Dio sang with Black Sabbath from 1979-1982 and then formed his own band called Dio..
This band was a version of Black Sabbath that recorded and toured from 2006-2010 and featured lead singer Ronnie James Dio.
Judas Priest. Iron Maiden. Motorhead. Metallica. Lita Ford. Guitarist/Singer James Hetfield has said, "SABBATH got me started on all that evil-sounding [stuff] and it's stuck with me. Tony Iommi is the king of the heavy riff." quote on blabbermouth.net.
Ministry. Nine Inch Nails. Rammstein.
Guns N' Roses. Danzig. Blue Oyster Cult. Guitarist Slash has said, "There's just something about that whole record [Paranoid] that, when you're a kid and you're turned onto it, it's like a whole different world. It just opens up your mind to another dimension…" quote on blabbermouth.net.
Coheed and Cambria. Tool. Soundgarden. The Foo Fighters. Bandleader Dave Grohl has said, "I love BLACK SABBATH. They made an amazing contribution to music today. Almost every band that made it big in the 1990s owes a debt to them." quote on blabbermouth.net.