As one of the artists featured on the upcoming Ronnie James Dio
tribute album "This Is Your Life
," Jack Black
of Tenacious D
shared his own tribute to the late singer, calling him the ultimate metal master."Dio was the master,"
Jack told Music for Good
. "He was the Pavarotti of heavy metal vocalists.
[He had] soaring melodies and a lion's roar to match. He was also one of the coolest guys I've ever had the honor of meeting. No one could touch his brilliance - on or off the stage."
In related news, Corey Taylor
's delivery of "Rainbow in the Dark
" from the mentioned tribute effort is available for streaming. Slipknot singer hasn't lost his touch at all, nailing the song in a crushing manner. Definitely give this one a listen below.
As reported, Metallica
's "Ronnie Rising Medley
" tribute is also streaming online, more info on that here
. The rest of the performers on "This Is Your Life" includes the likes of Anthrax
, Rob Halford
and more. The album is due on April 1 via Rhino Records, pre-order it via iTunes here