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The late, great Ronnie James Dio would’ve turned 78 today (July 10), and what better way to salute the icon than by honoring the beloved gesture that he made famous.

That’s right…that Dio made famous, not you Mr. Gene Simmons.

Check out the video below of Dio talking about the now infamous backstory behind the gesture. Little did Dio’s grandmother know she’d have such an influence on the metal community.

Ronnie James Dio Interview - Devil Horns Origin

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Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.