Hear Motorhead’s Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album Track

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On April 1, Rhino will release ‘This Is Your Life,’ a tribute album to Ronnie James Dio that will raise funds for his Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. As of today (Feb. 24), the first single from the record, a cover of ‘Starstruck’ by Motorhead with Biff Byford of Saxon, is now streaming.

You can find the track over at Yahoo! Music, which also has this quote from Byford about the song. “The ‘Lady Starstruck’ harks back to a time of groupies and rock ‘n’ roll excess of the ’70s and ’80s. This song has great riffs, and great vocals to go along with it, so it was really cool to sing the song and be a part of the compilation.”

‘This Is Your Life’ features 13 covers of songs from throughout Ronnie James Dio’s career, from his time in Rainbow and Black Sabbath to his eponymous band, Dio. In addition to Motorhead, the ScorpionsMetallica and Rob Halford of Judas Priest are featured.

Dio’s widow, Wendy, will throw a pre-release listening party on March 17 at the Avalon in Hollywood. The party will coincide with the fund’s 3rd Annual Awards Gala. Visit the fund’s website for details.

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Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album ‘This Is Your Life’ Announced

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May 2014 marks four years since legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio succumbed to stomach cancer, and to pay tribute to his legacy some of the biggest names in Rock and Metal have come together to record songs from all aspects of Dio’s career in a tribute album called ‘This Is Your Life’.

The album contains thirteen tracks, a number of which are previously unreleased, encompassing his work with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell as well as his own eponymously named band, Dio.

Contributors include Metallica, The Scorpions, Anthrax, Rob Halford Vinny Appice, Glenn Hughes and Corey Taylor and a unique collaboration between Motörhead and Saxon’s Biff Byford.

‘This Is Your Life’, named after a song from Dio’s 1996 album, ‘Angry Machines’ will be available from Rhino Records from Tuesday 1st April on both physical formats and via download, and a portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Should Cancer Fund which was set up by Ronnie’s widow, Wendy Dio.

The fund was set up in the singer’s memory to “support cancer prevention research, raise awareness and educate the public with the focus that early detection and prevention is of vital importance.”

Tracklist:
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 Byford*
The 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 – Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy
Man On The Silver Mountain – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren
Ronnie Rising Medley (Featuring excerpts of A Light In The Black/Tarot Woman/Stargazer/Kill The King) – Metallica*
This Is Your Life’ – Dio

* Previously unreleased

Ronnie James Dio Online: 
Official Website: http://ronniejamesdio.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialRonnie JamesDio

Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Fight Cancer Fund Online: 
Official Website: http://www.diocancerfund.org