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Corey Taylor and Many Other Artists to Attend Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album Gala Listening Party Tonight in Hollywood

Image courtesy of Adrenaline PR (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Adrenaline PR (via ABC News Radio)

Monday night in Hollywood, a slew of hard-hitters will meet for the gala listening party benefiting the  Ronnie James Dio  Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. It's the official unleashing of  This Is Your Life , a Dio tribute album featuring covers of Ronnie James Dio songs by some incredibly big names, including  Metallica ,  Corey Taylor  of  Slipknot  and  Stone Sour ,  Halestorm ,   Motörhead ,  Anthrax ,  Judas Priest  frontman  Rob Halford ,  Scorpions , and many more. 

The evening will feature performances and all-star jams of Dio by many of the album's contributors, including Corey Taylor, who tells ABC News Radio that he met Ronnie James Dio "backstage at the Golden Gods Awards when we were both nominated for Best Vocalist. I was doing an interview and he got pulled in and we got to hang out and chat and talk. He was just one of the coolest dudes I ever got to meet."

Taylor tells ABC News Radio that the two singers became friends and "he was just one of the most gracious, coolest, most honest guys I ever met. He was just so wide open, and sometimes it's hard to meet the people you grew up listening to and looking up to and he was definitely not one of those people" 

There are still a  few tickets available  for tonight's event, both standard and VIP, the latter of which allows access to the artist table section as well as open bar and food.

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