Earlier this week, the announcement was made that This Is Your Life, a tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio, is set for an April 1 release.
This Is Your Life will include heavy weights in today’s metal, lead by Metallica, Anthrax, Motorhead, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and more.
Born in Cortland, NY, Dio is famous for fronting various metal juggernauts such as Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell before making a major breakthrough with his own group Dio. Beloved and considered by many as possessing the most powerful voice in Heavy Metal, Dio left us all way too early as he sadly lost his battle with stomach cancer back in 2010.
To celebrate Dio’s achievements, This Is Your Life will raise funds for The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.
This Is Your Life is produced by Wendy Dio, his longtime manger and wife and will be released by Rhino Records.
The track listing and lineup:
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” – MOTÖRHEAD with Biff Byford
07. “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 (previously unreleased)
Next month, Dio is expected the posthumous honor of The Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s SAMMYS Award Show in Syracuse.
The SAMMYS will be held at The Palace Theater in Syracuse on Friday, March 7th and tickets can be purchased at www.syracuseareamusic.com.
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