Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life

RJDIt doesn’t seem that long ago that I saw Ronnie James Dio fronting Heaven & Hell and absolutely mesmerizing the audience. But it was seven years ago and this May will mark four years since he lost his battle with stomach cancer.

The great and good of heavy metal have gathered to pay tribute here and RJD’s well celebrated.

Anthrax kick things off with Joey Belladonna owning ‘Neon Knights’, Corey Taylor and associates do justice to ‘Rainbow in the Dark’ and the previously released ‘Holy Diver’ by Howard Jones era Killswitch Engage is a treat. The highlight though is Metallica’s epic nine-minute Ronnie’s Rising four song medley.

As good as this tribute is I just hope it inspires you to break out the old records and hear the original Ronnie James Dio in all his glory.