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Born Ronald James Padavona
His stage name - Dio - is the Italian word for God - Metal_Treasure
Wiki article about him says nothing about his origin but his family name sounded very Italian to me.
Because I wasn't sure, I did a small research and found this on the internet:
Mangini Family Crest, Coat Of Arms and Name History.
So, I was right - Mangini family name comes from a noble family in Tuscany, Italy.
Here's the most amazing part:
"The surname Mangini is a name for a person who was equally adept and skilled in the use of both hands".
It's derived from the Italian word 'mancino', which means one who is ambidextrous.
WOW, Mike Mangini is one of the ambidextrous drummers! - Metal_Treasure
Again, Wiki article about him doesn't mention anything about his ancestry but Petrucci sounds very Italian. It sounds like Bellucci and Monica Bellucci is Italian for sure. - Metal_Treasure
Petrucci, yes. Very itallian. John Myung is Korean as well... Just gonna throw that in there lol. - IronSabbathPriest
He's on the Wiki list of Italian-American entertainers / musicians, so I guess it's true.
Yes, you're right - 3 people from Dream Theater! Keep reading, you'll see 3 people from Anthrax, too.
LOL, I knew these bands were founded by the Italian Mafia :-) - Metal_Treasure
Philip Hansen Anselmo - he is of Danish, Italian and French heritage.
I guess the Italian part is Anselmo.
Hansen is Germanic, so this is the Danish part.
Philip could be anything but can be French, too. - Metal_Treasure
Born Joseph Bellardini.
Belladonna is part Italian American and part Native American (from modern-day Canada) on his mother's side (who is Iroquois). - Metal_Treasure
Born Frank Joey Bello - bass guitar - Metal_Treasure
Ralph is very proud of his Italian heritage and he plays guitars by Jackson and Ibanez with the Italian flag painted on them.
Bands - Obituary, Iced Earth, Death, Deicide, Memorain, Sebastian Bach. - Metal_Treasure
Born Glenn Allen Anzalone in New Jersey, to a family of Italian, German, and Scottish heritage.
Songs - Mother, How the gods kill, Black hell - Metal_Treasure
Bassist, main songwriter and one of the founding members of Manowar. - Metal_Treasure
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2. Mike Mangini - Dream Theater, Annihilator
3. John Petrucci - Dream Theater