Corey Taylor's version of 'Rainbow in the Dark' is intense
The upcoming Ronnie James Dio ‘This Is Your Life’ tribute album is turning out to be quite the collection. The latest song to surface online is the Corey Taylor-led rendition of ‘Rainbow in the Dark.’
The song just debuted over at Guitar World, and it’s a powerful rendition laid down by Taylor and his Stone Sour cohorts Roy Mayorga, Christian Martucci and Jason Christopher. In addition, the song includes special guest guitarist Satchel from Steel Panther.
Taylor told Guitar World, “Ronnie was the most natural singer I have ever witnessed. He could do anything, hit any note, make any audience lose their minds. He was one of the greatest and I’m so happy I got to see him live. ‘Rainbow in the Dark’ was the first Dio song I really loved to death — just a powerful, high-energy hard rock song that was so good I wished I’d written it.”
He added, “When I was asked to be a part of this album, I knew there was only one track I wanted to record and luckily I got it. I only hope I did it justice. Having had the privilege of meeting Ronnie before he passed, I hope he knows how much I loved him for who and what he was: One of the greatest.”
The Ronnie James Dio ‘This Is Your Life’ tribute album drops April 1 via Rhino, and it’s currently available for pre-order via Amazon and iTunes. Proceeds will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Taylor’s ‘Rainbow in the Dark’ follows the recent debuts of Metallica‘s Ronnie James Dio medley, ‘Ronnie Rising‘ and Halestorm‘s rendition of ‘Straight Through the Heart’ (which debuted at Loudwire). The latter track can be heard below.