Here ya go: over 9 minutes of the mighty METALLICA paying tribute to arguably the greatest singer in the history of heavy metal, Ronnie James Dio. This is their contribution to the upcoming RONNIE JAMES DIO: THIS IS YOUR LIFE tribute album that also features efforts by Anthrax, Scorpions, Tenacious D, Halestorm and several others.
Here's Metallica's statement about the release: "Throughout the years we’ve made no secret of our deep love and admiration for Ronnie James Dio. Whether it was with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell or Dio, his powerful voice was instantly recognizable and his music inspired and influenced the four of us tremendously. When we were asked to be a part of a tribute album for Ronnie, of course we immediately said "fuck yeah!" Choosing a song to record, however, was a MUCH harder decision . . . so we did four! Our contribution to Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life will include the medley we call "Ronnie Rising, " comprised of Rainbow’s "A Light In The Black," "Tarot Woman," "Stargazer," and "Kill The King.""
Proceeds from sales will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
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