Dio Tribute Album to be Released in April
Features Dio covers by Metallica, Motorhead, Scorpions and more.
Generally accepted as one of the greatest vocalists in rock history, Ronnie James Dio is to be commemorated with an all-star tribute album featuring Dio classics covered by the likes of Metallica, Motorhead, Anthrax and a whole host of rock and metal legends.
The album, entitled This Is Your Life includes 13 re-recordings of songs from throughout the late singer’s career, including Black Sabbath, Rainbow and Dio material. The final track, meanwhile, is a “poignant” 1996 voice-and-piano version of the title track, sung by Ronnie himself.
James Hetfield says of Metallica’s involvement that "we're very honoured to be a part of that, and of a celebration of Ronnie's life and his great contribution."
Proceeds from sales will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, created by the vocalist’s wife Wendy.
This Is Your Life will be released via Rhino Records on 1st of April.
1. Neon Knights – Anthrax
2. The Last In Line – Tenacious D
3. The Mob Rules – Adrenaline Mob (previously released)
4. Rainbow In The Dark – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher
5. Straight Through The Heart – Halestorm
6. Starstruck – Motörhead with Biff Byford
7. The Temple Of The King – Scorpions
8. Egypt (The Chains Are On) – Doro (previously released)
9. Holy Diver – Killswitch Engage (previously released)
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 (A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill The King) – Metallica
14. This Is Your Life – Dio (previously released)