Over the three years that have passed since Ronnie James Dio‘s untimely exit from this world, there have been some tributes paid to the great singer, although none of them was rather satisfactory. But the one to be out on April 1st seeks to be the definite homage. It could be such, with many of Ronnie’s friends on it, although the cover of “This Is Your Life” looks rather tasteless, depicting the musicians taking part in the project; more so, some of the tracks featured aren’t new and were released before.

There are great names involved, including Rob Halford who, like Ronnie, fronted BLACK SABBATH, METALLICA who do half of “Rainbow Rising” and MOTÖRHEAD who share the aural space with the SAXON singer, but of special note is the presence of an array of DIO alumni: bassists Jimmy Bain, Jeff Pilson and Rudy Sarzo, drummers Vinny Appice and Simon Wright, guitarists Craig Goldy, Rowan Robertson and Doug Aldich, and keyboardist Scott Warren. Will it be the ultimate testament to the greatness of the late Ronnie? Let’s wait and see. Meanwhile, here’s what’s inside, with the asterix denoting previously released cuts.


This Is Your Life

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. 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 – Jimmy Bain, Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy
12. Man On The Silver Mountain – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren
13. Ronnie Rising Medley – METALLICA:

  • A Light In The Black
  • Tarot Woman
  • Stargazer
  • Kill The King

14. This Is Your Life – DIO (*)

February 7, 2014

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