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Dio Tribute Album to Get East Coast Weekend Listening Party

Image courtesy of Adrenaline PR (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Adrenaline PR (via ABC News Radio)

As previously reported, the  Ronnie James Dio  tribute album  This Is Your Life  will hits retail and digital outlets next week. This weekend, however, will see an official East Coast unleashing of the album at a listening party in Brooklyn, with all proceeds to benefit Dio's Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.  Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010.

This Is Your Life  contains covers of Dio classics from  Corey Taylor  of  Slipknot  and  Stone Sour , plus  Scorpions ,  Motörhead ,  Judas Priest 's  Rob Halford ,  Anthrax ,  Tenacious D ,  Halestorm , and former members of Dio,  Rainbow  and  Black Sabbath . 

Corey Taylor tells ABC News Radio that there was no question in his mind which song he'd choose to contribute -- he was adamant about recording "Rainbow in the Dark." He says, "When I was asked to do this, I knew that there was only one song that I wanted to do. And luckily it was open, so I definitely called dibs." 

Taylor explains that the tune has "been one of my favorite songs since I was young. I can remember seeing the video on MTV and just being transfixed by it. Just the song itself is so powerful -- a really amazing song."

Corey Taylor's version of Rainbow in the Dark is available for streaming at  GuitarWorld.com .

The first single from  Stand Up and Shout  was released earlier this week. The tune is by  Metallica  -- it's called "Ronnie Rising" and is actually a four-song medley of Dio songs, streaming now on  Rolling Stone.com

The  Stand Up and Shout  East Coast listening party hits Duff's in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 29 at 10pm. 

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