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Heavy Metal Stars On Board For Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album

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According to Wendy Dio, the wife and manager of heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio, who sadly passed away last year, some of the biggest names in heavy metal and hard rock will be taking part in a forthcoming Dio tribute album.

"It probably won't come out this year, but everybody signed up," Dio told Noisecreep.

So, who's signed on thus far? "Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Glenn Hughes, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Lemmy (Motorhead)," she said, adding Grohl will do the Black Sabbath hit 'Mob Rules,' and Halford will be taking on 'Long Live Rock 'N' Roll.' And artists keep coming on. "I just talked to Alice (Cooper), roped Alice in and Sebastian (Bach) and Chris (Jericho)," she said, referring to fellow attendees at the Golden Gods press conference. And Cooper already has a song in mind, going back to the Elf days, according to Wendy.

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Been-a-Dreamer's avatar

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1. Been-a-Dreamer writes:

This is very exciting. I'm looking forward to it, but I don't know that I can wait until 2012! Hail DIO! \m/

# Feb 25, 2011 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. spiral_architect writes:

i think this is exciting news as well, dreamer! i don't know about lemmy coveing dio though. i don't think he'd be a good fit. time will tell though. HAIL DIO!

# Feb 25, 2011 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. spiral_architect writes:

i'd love to see chris cornell take part in this tribute.

# Feb 25, 2011 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. saxon83 writes:

Long Live the Man on the Siver Mountain!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hail DIO!

# Feb 25, 2011 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. metal-man writes:

dio forever r.i.p.

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 8:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. FRESHIEST MACK DADDY LOVES BITCHES writes:

DIP SUCKS. ALWAYS HAVE ALWAYS WILL. A7X ACTUALLY IS WAY MORE BETTER AND TALENTED.

NO-A7X. BAT COUNTRY

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. LongLiveDIO writes:

i don't think so dude A7X is not better then DIO

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Derp writes:

#6 is a troll, please, don't listen.

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. hellrat writes:

sounds pretty sketchy....oui, peu comme un abatoir/boucherie

but hell, maybe i'll be wrong!

\m/ RJD \m/

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 2:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. R Tenney writes:

Way to add well thought out comment to the discussion Mack Daddy. Humorous you chose to use Dio and AX7 in the same sentence.

# Feb 26, 2011 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. tallica_fan writes:

quiet troll..this album will be amazing cant wait!

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 12:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. duncan hills writes:

the question is, who will take on holy diver?

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 7:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. R Tenney writes:

Killswitch did an adaquate version about 4 years ago. They always perform it live @ knock it out of the park IMO. Question is who tackles Last in Line?

# Feb 27, 2011 @ 8:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

#6... y they hell would u even joke about that. go jackoff to nightmare and leave real metal alone

# Feb 28, 2011 @ 10:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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