PREMIERE: Hear Corey Taylor’s Cover Of Dio Classic ‘Rainbow In The Dark’

Posted: March 26, 2014 in Metalhammer
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Corey at the Ronnie James Dio Awards Gala earlier this month

Corey Taylor contributed those gravelly tones of his to upcoming Dio tribute Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life, and we’re stoked to be debuting the track!

Corey is joined by Steel Panther guitarist Satchel, plus Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga and touring buddies Jason Christopher and Christian Martucci, for a stunning rendition of Dio anthem Rainbow In The Dark, originally taken from the timeless Holy Diver. 

Check it out below. Seriously, that guy can fucking sing:

Featuring the likes of Metallica, Anthrax, Corey Taylor, Halestorm, Killswitch Engage and many more, Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life lands on April 1 via Rhino and features a selection of covers of some of Ronnie’s most iconic tracks.

The album will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund ( and was organised and produced by his wife, Wendy.

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

Corey was recently joined by some of the above names for the Third Annual Ronnie James Dio Awards Gala. It was immense. Here’s what went down.

from Metal Hammer
via Merlin


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