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Dio Tribute Album "This Is Your Life" To See Release

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Ronnie James Dio is one of the most beloved figures in rock history. His gifts, both as a singer and songwriter, are instantly recognizable, whether he was with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, or leading Dio. Sadly, Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010, but his towering voice and legacy live on.

To celebrate one of rock’s most powerful voices, an all-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a tribute album that will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.

Produced by his longtime manager and wife Wendy Dio, the album includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Anthrax, and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years.

"This Is Your Life" will be available from Rhino on April 1st, 2014. The track listing is as follows:

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 Byford*
7. “The 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” – 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

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1. vanelovezyuu writes:

this is gonna b one badass soundtrack cx <;3 cant wait

# Feb 6, 2014 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. OverkillExposure writes:

Would've been nice to see Destruction's version of "Stand Up And Shout" on there.

# Feb 6, 2014 @ 4:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. McCoy writes:

Dio was with out a doubt one of the strongest voices in metal and to be represented like this is awesome. ( coolest thing Metallica has done in years )

# Feb 6, 2014 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. McCoy writes:

Dio was with out a doubt one of the strongest voices in metal and to be represented like this is awesome. ( coolest thing Metallica has done in years )

# Feb 6, 2014 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. spiral_architect writes:

FIRST DAY BUYER HERE.

# Feb 6, 2014 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. hellrat writes:

this sounds frikken sketchy...hope to hell it aint a damn massacre

NP---Children of the Sea

# Feb 6, 2014 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ZMA writes:

I've been comin' here long enough that I get the whole "picture" situation with the post......but fvck it pi$$ed me off seeing Metallica where Dio's awesome 5.4' mug should be.

I was just listening to Heaven And Hell (band, not album) today. I hope they gave this man proper respect with these covers. I know Killswitch Engage made Holy Diver their own in a way and brought it back to the younger scene and I can dig that, it was a great track. Still is. I'll check this out for the other tracks.

# Feb 7, 2014 @ 1:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Moetallica81 writes:

ZMA.....You're an idiot!
You can't be happy and excited that people put their lives on hold to show their respect to a true metal hero, that you must find something so small and insignificant to b**** about. These guys (and gals) are putting their talents to the test to even get the privilege to be on this album and you're b****ing about it!?!
To sum up.....You're an idiot!

# Feb 7, 2014 @ 9:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Drum_Junkie writes:

Tracks 4 and 13 are the only two that I have any reservations about.

"Stone Satchel" covering Rainbow in the Dark might turn out better than I'm expecting. Corey can sing when he focuses well - just not so good in the live setting.

I really can only say so much for Metallica's medley. I hope they don't half-azz it and hope they will have limited involvement in the mixing.

The rest of the contributors sounds Killer.
Saxon's singer with Motorhead - sweet!
Oni Logan singing "I" - Great choice. He's pretty underrated if you ask me.
Halestorm may seem a bit odd, but Lizzy's voice fits, IMO.
Then you have other great singers and personal friends of Dio like Joey Belladonna, Rob Halford, Doro, and Glenn Hughes.

This should be a great tribute!

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