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Metallica have released their contribution to the imminent Ronnie James Dio tribute album, This Is Your Life.

The song, a mash-up of Dio favourites A Light in the Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer and Kill The King titled Ronnie Rising Medley, in the latest to be unveiled from the album, which also features covers by the likes of Corey Taylor, Halestorm and Doro.

Check it out here.

The album will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (diocancerfund.org) and was organised and produced by his wife, Wendy.

Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life lands on April 1 via Rhino. Check out the full list of covers below:

Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life Tracklist

1. “Neon Knights” – Anthrax*
2. “The Last In Line” – Tenacious D*
3. “The Mob Rules” – Adrenaline Mob
4. “Rainbow In The Dark” – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher*
5. “Straight Through The Heart” – Halestorm*
6. “Starstruck” – Motörhead with Biff of Saxon*
7. “Temple Of The King” – Scorpions*
8. “Egypt (The Chains Are On)” – Doro
9. “Holy Diver” – Killswitch Engage
10. “Catch the Rainbow” – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren*
11. “I” – Jimmy Bain, Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy*
12. “Man On The Silver Mountain” – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren*
13. “Ronnie Rising Medley (featuring “A Light in the Black”, “Tarot Woman”, “Stargazer”, “Kill the King”)”– Metallica*
14. “This Is Your Life” – Dio

A number of the names above joined forces to celebrate the life of Ronnie James Dio at the recent Third Annual Awards Gala in LA. It was immense. Here’s what went down.

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Just in time for Halloween — the first-ever all–metal tribute to the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson, will be released, featuring an all-star lineup that will raise the dead!

“Thriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson” features outstanding performances by Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Danny Worsnop (ASKING ALEXANDRIA), Elias Soriano (NONPOINT), Lajon Witherspoon (SEVENDUST), Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD), Doug Pinnick (KING’S X), Chris Jericho (FOZZY) and more!

With the amps turned up to 11 and guitars tuned low, get ready to hear the darker side of such favorites as “Billie Jean”, “Beat It”, “Rock With You”, “Black Or White” and more!

“Thriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson” features appearances by the following musicians:

* Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
* Danny Worsnop (ASKING ALEXANDRIA)
* Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG)
* Angelo Moore (FISHBONE)
* Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO)
* Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO)
* Lajon Witherspoon (SEVENDUST)
* Bruce Kulick (KISS)
* Tony Franklin (THE FIRM)
* Priya Panda (DIEMONDS)
* Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES)
* Corey Glover (LIVING COLOUR)
* Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD)
* Elias Soriano (NONPOINT)
* Doug Pinnick (KING’S X)
* Chris Jericho (FOZZY)
* Paul Di’Anno (IRON MAIDEN)
* Craig Goldy (DIO)
* Lonnie Jordan (WAR)

Track listing:

01. Thriller – Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
02. Man In The Mirror – Danny Worsnop (ASKING ALEXANDRIA) & Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG)
03. The Way You Make Me Feel – Angelo Moore (FISHBONE), Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE), & Rudy Sarzo (QUEENSRŸCHE)
04. Black Or White – Lajon Witherspoon (SEVENDUST), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), & Tony Franklin (THE FIRM)
05. Beat It – Priya Panda (DIEMONDS) & Ron Bumblefoot Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES)
06. Billy Jean – Corey Glover (LIVING COLOUR) & Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD)
07. Shake Your Body (DOWN TO THE GROUND) – Elias Soriano (NONPOINT)
08. Rock With You – Doug Pinnick (KING’S X)
09. Dirty Diana – Chris Jericho (FOZZY)
10. Bad – Paul Di’Anno (ex-IRON MAIDEN) & Craig Goldy (DIO)
11. They Don’t Care About Us – ICARUS WITCH
12. Never Can Say Goodbye – Lonnie Jordan (WAR)
13. Smooth Criminal – ALIEN ANT FARM

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James Anaya of “The Hellion Rocks” on Bleach Bangs Radio recently conducted an interview with legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT). You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

Asked about his current gig as the touring bassist for the Geoff Tate-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE, Sarzo told Frankie DiVita, radio personality at Southern California’s 96.7 KCAL Rocks: “[The reception from the fans has been] incredible. I mean, going out there and just watching the audience react to what we’re doing. We’re actually performing the whole ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ record — every single song — and it’s just such an iconic album; it’s a timeless piece of music.”

Regarding how performing with QUEENSRŸCHE is different to what he has done with his previous bands, Sarzo said: “I have not in the past ever toured doing a concept album. Once you do a concept record, you perform it live, you’re telling the story for an hour-plus rather than telling vignettes, which is separate songs. So it’s a whole different mindset, because there’s much more to grab onto as a performer. Rarely do you ever get to perform a whole album, even if it’s the band or the album that you recorded… unless it’s the first tour, like [with QUIET RIOT‘s] ‘Metal Health’, yes, we did the whole album, because that’s all we knew. And we started headlining, so we had to, like, find rejects — songs that did not make the album — and start including them in the set. But as far as a concept album, that there’s a storyline to it, it’s a very unique situation, to go on stage like that.”

On the topic of what it’s like to perform with Geoff Tate, Sarzo said: “Oh my God! He’s unbelievable. Just to be on stage next to him — the power and his passion, it’s contagious.”

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In the four-and-a-half-minute clip below, legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT) and his guitarist brother, Robert Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, HURRICANE), share how the JTV-89 guitar and Relay G50 digital wireless system help them recreate the iconic concept album “Operation: Mindcrime” on tour with the Geoff Tate-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE.

The current touring lineup of Geoff Tate‘s QUEENSRŸCHE also features drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO, RHINO BUCKET), guitarist Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE 1998-2001) and keyboardist Randy Gane.

Deadline Music/Cleopatra Records released “Frequency Unknown”, the new album from the Geoff Tate-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE, on April 23. The CD was produced by Jason Slater at a studio in Northern California.

“Frequency Unknown” is packaged with bonus tracks — four QUEENSRŸCHE classics, newly recorded, including the smash hit single “Silent Lucidity”. Guest musicians on the CD include K.K. Downing (JUDAS PRIEST), Chris Poland (MEGADETH), Ty Tabor (KING’S X), Paul Bostaph (SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS), Lita Ford, Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER), Dave Meniketti (Y&T) and Craig Locicero (FORBIDDEN).

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Hold your excitement, metal fans, here’s the ultimate Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp specifically for you metalheads. Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is proud to present JUDAS PRIEST bandmembers — including singer Rob Halford, bassist Ian Hill, drummer Scott Travis, and guitarist Richie Faulkner. (Please note: Glenn Tipton is still in the band but is unable to attend the camp.) More metal masters include Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE). This camp will be hosted in Las Vegas at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp complex and MGM Grand Hotel & Casino from Thursday, February 27 through Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Over the course of four metal-filled days, campers will be placed into bands led by rock star counselors, including Rudy Sarzo (QUEENSRŸCHE, QUIOT RIOT), Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH), Phil Soussan (OZZY OSBOURNE), and Lita Ford (THE RUNAWAYS). Musicians will hone their stage presence, learn to play some of metal music’s greatest songs, get tips on playing as a band and hear stories of life on the road from their rock star counselors. Campers will also attend master classes with these renowned musicians prior to performing live with their band in front of an audience at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas!

For more information, visit RockCamp.com.

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Bass Player Live! 2013 is scheduled for November 9 and 10 in Hollywood, California. The annual event will feature musician clinics and exhibitors at S.I.R. Studios and will be highlighted by the November 9 Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show presented by Hartke. This all-star concert will take place at the historic Fonda Theatre and will honor heavy metal legend, BLACK SABBATH‘s Geezer Butler, and rockabilly bass legend Lee Rocker, while jazz-rock phenom Tal Wilkenfeld will be presented with the “Young Gun” award.

Tickets are on sale now at BassPlayerLive.com. Weekend package tickets that include the concert and awards show along with all clinics and exhibits are available for only $90.

The Bass Player LIVE! concert will feature an all-star band of rock luminaries performing with BLACK SABBATH‘s Geezer Butler, including:

* Lee Rocker (STRAY CATS)
* Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, DAVID LEE ROTH)
* Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE)
* Buzz Campbell (LEE ROCKER)
* Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX)
* Corey Taylor (STONE SOUR, SLIPKNOT)
* David Ellefson (MEGADETH)
* Frank Bello (ANTHRAX)
* John “J.D.” DeServio (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)
* Kerry King (SLAYER)
* Rex Brown (KILL DEVIL HILL, PANTERA)
* Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT)
* Tal Wilkenfeld
* Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)

Doors for The Fonda Theatre open at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibitors will be located at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bass players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.

Bass Player LIVE! is the biggest and baddest bass event of the year,” says Bass Player editor Brian Fox. “And this year’s lineup is our heaviest yet.

“When it comes to hard rock bass playing, Geezer Butler wrote the book. That he continues to perform with every bit the raw intensity of his early days in BLACK SABBATH is an inspiration for players of all ages and all styles.

“With the STRAY CATS, Lee Rocker took the upright bass — already one of the coolest instruments ever — and somehow made it even more hip, slapping the snot out of it to codify the sound of rockabilly bass.

“To our ears, Tal Wilkenfeld personifies the bright future of rock bass. From her work with Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, and Joe Walsh to her fleet-fingered solo work, Tal‘s refreshing fusion of jazz, soul, funk, and rock is something we’ve had our ears and eyes on for a long time now.

“We’re thrilled and honored to have these three artists anchor an evening of amazing performances.”

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Bass Player Live! 2013 is scheduled for November 9 and 10 in Hollywood, California. The annual event will feature musician clinics and exhibitors at S.I.R. Studios and will be highlighted by the November 9 Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show presented by Hartke. This all-star concert will take place at the historic Fonda Theatre and will honor heavy metal legend, BLACK SABBATH‘s Geezer Butler, and rockabilly bass legend Lee Rocker, while jazz-rock phenom Tal Wilkenfeld will be presented with the “Young Gun” award.

Tickets are on sale now at BassPlayerLive.com. Weekend package tickets that include the concert and awards show along with all clinics and exhibits are available for only $90.

The Bass Player LIVE! concert will feature an all-star band of rock luminaries performing with BLACK SABBATH‘s Geezer Butler, including:

* Lee Rocker (STRAY CATS)
* Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, DAVID LEE ROTH)
* Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE)
* Buzz Campbell (LEE ROCKER)
* Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX)
* Corey Taylor (STONE SOUR, SLIPKNOT)
* David Ellefson (MEGADETH)
* Frank Bello (ANTHRAX)
* John “J.D.” DeServio (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)
* Kerry King (SLAYER)
* Rex Brown (KILL DEVIL HILL, PANTERA)
* Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT)
* Tal Wilkenfeld
* Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)

Doors for The Fonda Theatre open at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibitors will be located at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bass players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.

Bass Player LIVE! is the biggest and baddest bass event of the year,” says Bass Player editor Brian Fox. “And this year’s lineup is our heaviest yet.

“When it comes to hard rock bass playing, Geezer Butler wrote the book. That he continues to perform with every bit the raw intensity of his early days in BLACK SABBATH is an inspiration for players of all ages and all styles.

“With the STRAY CATS, Lee Rocker took the upright bass — already one of the coolest instruments ever — and somehow made it even more hip, slapping the snot out of it to codify the sound of rockabilly bass.

“To our ears, Tal Wilkenfeld personifies the bright future of rock bass. From her work with Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, and Joe Walsh to her fleet-fingered solo work, Tal‘s refreshing fusion of jazz, soul, funk, and rock is something we’ve had our ears and eyes on for a long time now.

“We’re thrilled and honored to have these three artists anchor an evening of amazing performances.”

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Making It In Music recently conducted an interview with legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO).

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Legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT) was spotlighted on a recent episode of “American Latino”.

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Frankie DiVita, radio personality at Southern California’s 96.7 KCAL Rocks, conducted an interview with legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT) on the “black carpet” at the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods awards on May 2 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, California.

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