The track will feature on a new Dio covers album
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has recorded a cover of Ronnie James Dio’s ‘Rainbow In The Dark’.
The track is featured on a new Dio tribute album titled ‘Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life’, which also features the likes of Metallica, Mötorhead and Tenacious D.
In an with interview Revolvermag, Taylor discussed his love of the late singer.
He said: “Ronnie was the most natural singer I have ever witnessed. He could do anything, hit any note, make any audience lose their minds. He was one of the greatest and I’m so happy I got to see him live. ‘Rainbow In The Dark’ was the first Dio song I really loved to death – just a powerful, high-energy hard rock song that was so good I wished I’d written it.”
Discussing his appearance on the new album, Taylor said: “When I was asked to be a part of this album, I knew there was only one track I wanted to record and luckily I got it. I only hope I did it justice. Having had the privilege of meeting Ronnie before he passed, I hope he knows how much I loved him for who and what he was: one of the greatest.”
The compilation is released on April 1.
Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer in 2010.
Earlier this week, Metallica revealed their megamix of ‘Stargazer’, ‘Tarot Woman,’ ‘Kill The King,’ and ‘A Light in the Black’, all by Dio’s band Rainbow, which is also to be included on the album.
Proceeds from the record benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout cancer fund.