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Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album 'This Is Your Life' Announced

Published 7 years ago on February 10, 2014

By Jonathan Graham

Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album 'This Is Your Life' Announced -

A new album paying tribute to the iconic metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio, entitled 'This Is Your Life', has been recorded and is set for release on April 1st via Rhino Records.

The album features contributions from a heavyweight line-up of musicians including Metallica, Motorhead, Scorpions, Anthrax and Judas Priest's Rob Halford along with appearances by several musicians who performed with Dio over the years.

All proceeds from album sales will go to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.

Metallica posted the following message regarding the album to their Facebook page:

"Throughout the years, we’ve made no secret of our deep love and admiration for Ronnie James Dio. Whether it was with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell or Dio, his powerful voice was instantly recognizable and his music inspired and influenced the four of us tremendously.

"When we were asked to be a part of a tribute album for Ronnie, of course we immediately said, "fuck yeah!" Choosing a song to record, however, was a much harder decision. So we did four! Our contribution to "Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life" will include the medley we call 'Ronnie Rising,' comprised of Rainbow’s 'A Light In The Black,' 'Tarot Woman,' 'Stargazer'" and "Kill The King'."

 Track List

01. "Neon Knights" - Anthrax*
02. "The Last In Line" - Tenacious D*
03. "The Mob Rules" - Adrenaline Mob
04. "Rainbow In The Dark" - Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher*
05. "Straight Through The Heart" - Halestorm*
06. "Starstruck" - Motorhead with Biff Byford*
07. "The Temple Of The King" - Scorpions*
08. "Egypt (The Chains Are On)" - Doro
09. "Holy Diver" - Killswitch Engage
10. "Catch The Rainbow" - Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren*
11. "I" - Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy*
12. "Man On The Silver Mountain" - Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren*
13. "Ronnie Rising Medley (Featuring A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill The King)" - Metallica*
14. "This Is Your Life" - Dio


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