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, Scorpions and more. The album is due on April 1 via Rhino Records, pre-order it via iTunes here.