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Dio Tribute Album Shaping Up

Tuesday, January 10th 2012 10:30

Some big names have apparently signed up already

Blabbermouth reports that Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister, Deep Purple's Ian Gillan, Alice Cooper, BCC's Glenn Hughes, Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Chris Jericho (Fozzy) and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) are among the artists who have signed on to be part of the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album which is being assembled by the singer's widow and longtime manager Wendy Dio. 

"I'm letting them pick what songs they wanna do in the way they wanna do it," Wendy told Artisan News at last month's Dimebash event in Hollywood, California.

Tentatively due before the end of the year, the Dio tribute album will see Grohl covering Sabbath's "The Mob Rules" and Halford contributing a version of Rainbow's "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll".

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