Tenacious D frontman and Hollywood megastar Jack Black has underlined the immense legacy of Ronnie James Dio ahead of This Is Your Life.
The tribute album, also featuring a Corey Taylor cover of Rainbow In The Dark that we premiered earlier today, features Jack and Kyle Gas offering their rendition of The Last In Line, and Jack himself is all too aware of the boots he is momentarily filling.
“Dio was the master,” Jack Music for Good. “He was the Pavarotti of heavy metal vocalists. [He had] soaring melodies and a lion’s roar to match. He was also one of the coolest guys I’ve ever had the honor of meeting. No one could touch his brilliance…on or off the stage.”
All money from the album will go towards the Dio Cancer Fund, for which there was also a pretty damn awesome Awards Gala thrown earlier this month. Here’s what went down.
Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life lands on April 1 via Rhino. Check out the full list of covers below:
Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life Tracklist
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 of Saxon*
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 (featuring “A Light in the Black”, “Tarot Woman”, “Stargazer”, “Kill the King”)”– Metallica*
14. “This Is Your Life” – Dio