UCrew Update

Corey Taylor covers “Rainbow In The Dark’ for DIO tribute album.

In 2010, the world lost the legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio to cancer. On April 1, 2014 an album entitled, Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life will be released. It features contributions by Corey Taylor, Metallica, Halestorm, Rob Halford, Anthrax, and many more. I met R.J.D. back in 1991, he was one of the nicest people I ever met (that’s him and I pictured above. I know, my hair looks great). It’s no surprise such rock n’ roll heavyweights came out to honor him. Metallica created a medley of classic Dio material, Halestorm regularly covers Dio’s “Straight Through The Heart” in concert and as you’ll hear, Corey Taylor belts out a powerful version of “Rainbow In The Dark,” which is no easy task. 

Corey Taylor said recently: ‘Rainbow in the Dark’ was the first Dio song I really loved to death – just a powerful, high-energy hard rock song that was so good I wished I’d written it.” 

How great was Ronnie James Dio as a singer? Here he is with Heaven and Hell (Black Sabbath) perform “Heaven and Hell” in 2007. At 65 years old, he could still deliver! m/