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Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life

Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life is a 2014 tribute album to singer-songwriter Ronnie James Dio, lead singer of several heavy metal bands including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio. The album features many of Dio's contemporaries performing songs originally recorded by Dio. Tenacious D won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the 57th Grammy Awards for their cover of "The Last in Line", and Anthrax were nominated in the same category for their cover of "Neon Knights".[5]

Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life
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Studio album by
Various Artists
ReleasedMarch 25, 2014 (Japan)[1]
March 31, 2014
GenreHeavy metal
ProducerWendy Dio
Full gatefold
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
sputnikmusic3.5/5 stars[3]
Blabbermouth8.5/10 stars[4]

Dio died in 2010 from stomach cancer. Album proceeds were targeted for Dio's Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.[6]


Track listingEdit

1."Neon Knights"Anthrax4:29
2."The Last in Line"Tenacious D3:44
3."The Mob Rules"Adrenaline Mob3:17
4."Rainbow in the Dark"Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher4:24
5."Straight Through the Heart"Halestorm3:58
6."Starstruck"Motörhead with Biff Byford4:06
7."The Temple of the King"Scorpions4:37
8."Egypt (The Chains Are On)"Doro6:10
9."Holy Diver"Killswitch Engage4:09
10."Catch the Rainbow"Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren6:42
11."I"Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy5:30
12."Man on the Silver Mountain"Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren5:18
13."Ronnie Rising Medley" – "A Light In The Black", "Tarot Woman", "Stargazer", "Kill the King"Metallica9:04
14."This Is Your Life"Dio3:26


Chart (2014) Peak
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 25


  1. ^ "Japanese Version Of RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Album To Include Bonus Tracks By STRYPER, DIO DISCIPLES". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. March 5, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  2. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life - Various Artists". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  3. ^ g, manos (June 26, 2014). "Review: CD Dio - This Is Your Life Album". sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  4. ^ Van Horn, Ray. "cdreviews".
  5. ^ "Best Metal Performance". Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  6. ^ Merlin (February 6, 2014). "METAL GIANTS TO FEATURE ON DIO TRIBUTE ALBUM". Metal Hammer. Archived from the original on May 19, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Ronnie James Dio (A Tribute To): This Is Your Life" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 13 April 2014.

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