Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Dio Tribute Album

Ronnie James Dio Tribute To Feature Grohl, Halford, Lemmy
By Andrew Tijs

A tribute album to the late, great metal singer Ronnie James Dio looks to have a star-studded line-up.

Ronnie’s widow Wendy Dio has revealed to Noisecreep an enviable list of contributors for a forthcoming tribute to the Black Sabbath and Dio singer.

She confirms Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes, Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl, Motorhead’s Lemmy, Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach, Fozzy’s Chris Jericho and Alice Cooper.

She suggested that Grohl will take on Black Sabbath’s ‘Mob Rules’ and Halford will have a crack at ‘Long Live Rock N’ Roll’.

Dio confirmed that the album “probably won't come out this year, but everybody signed up. Even today they were picking songs for which songs they're gonna do.”

She said she is going to fund the album through an auction of Dio memorabilia.

(Always nice especially if it's done really well. Dave Grohl always seems up for playing with great musicians & tributes.)

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