'This Is Your Life' is set for release on March 31
Metallica, Motörhead, Corey Taylor and Tenacious D are among the artists set to feature on a forthcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album.
‘This Is Your Life’ is set for release on March 31 and features all-star cover versions of songs by the late heavy metal frontman, who passed away from cancer in 2010. Dio performed with a host of acts in his lifetime, including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell and Dio.
The album will raise money for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund and has been produced by his manager and wife Wendy Dio. Other artists on the release include Scorpions, Anthrax, Rob Halford and Killswitch Engage. Scroll down for a tracklisting. The album closes with Dio himself performing a piano-accompanied version of ‘This Is Your Life’, which originally featured on 1996’s ‘Angry Machines’.
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund raises money for the TJ Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research and the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Dio was treated for stomach cancer.
The ‘This Is Your Life’ tracklisting is:
‘Neon Knights’ – Anthrax
‘The Last In Line’ – Tenacious D
‘The Mob Rules’ – Adrenaline Mob
‘Rainbow In The Dark’ – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher
‘Straight Through The Heart’ – Halestorm
‘Starstruck’ – Motörhead with Biff of Saxon
‘Temple Of The King’ – Scorpions
‘Egypt (The Chains Are On)’ – Doro
‘Holy Diver’ – Killswitch Engage
‘Catch the Rainbow’ – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren
‘I’ – Jimmy Bain, Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy
‘Man On The Silver Mountain’ – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren
‘Ronnie Rising Medley’ (featuring ‘A Light in the Black’, ‘Tarot Woman’, ‘Stargazer’, ‘Kill the King’) – Metallica
‘This Is Your Life’ – Dio