Thursday, February 6, 2014

Metallica to record 4 Songs for Ronnie James Dio tribute album!


Now here's some exciting news from the Metallica camp! This was posted to their Facebook page today! I'm excited! Are you excited?

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."

The full album hits the streets and all of your friendly digital outlets on April 1, 2014 and a portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
(www.diocancerfund.org).


Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life Tracklist

1. “Neon Knights” – Anthrax*

2. “The Last In Line” – Tenacious D*
3. “The Mob Rules” – Adrenaline Mob
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 of Saxon*
7. “Temple Of The King” – Scorpions*
8. “Egypt (The Chains Are On)” – Doro
9. “Holy Diver” – Killswitch Engage
10. “Catch the Rainbow” – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren*
11. “I” – Jimmy Bain, Oni Logan, 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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