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'Song for Ronnie James'

Posted on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments3 Comments

Jorn Lande has recorded the truly moving "Song for Ronnie James" from the forthcoming tribute album Dio due this July from Frontiers. 

The release:

Napol, May 2010 - The Norse God of Metal. The leader of the renaissance of classic Hard Rock on its highest level. One of the most prolific and sought-after singers of today, whose vocal talent has reserved him a place amongst the greatest giants in the history of Rock. This is Jorn Lande and now he offers his talents to honour the musical legacy of Ronnie James Dio, with his new album aptly entitled “Dio”, to be released on Frontiers Records on July 2nd in Europe and July 27th in the US.

Handpicking some lesser known tunes of the Dio era, along with some of the true classics, Jorn offers a fine collection of songs that present the music of the Man and the Artist, with a unique twist. In Jorn Lande’s own words: “Throughout the years I have had the privilege of  both meeting and working with many of the musicians that have inspired me on my musical journey. Ronnie James Dio has inspired me through decades, and this man's influence continues to add colour to my creative spirit. Ever since the first time I heard his royal roar back in the 70's, I have been fascinated by this extremely talented man's creative force and dedication to music. His career has been going on for so long and includes so many great songs, that it was a challenge to decide which songs and what era to focus on. I ended up focusing on the DIO era”.

The album also includes an original song for which a videoclip, shot by Thomas Tjader (Pretty Maids, In Flames) was produced. Jorn says “I wrote 'Song for Ronnie James' as a tribute and a personal thanks to the man who has been my mentor for more than 35 years. This great man has affected my life and career in such a way that without his presence, I would not have become the artist I am today”.

 


Reader Comments (3)

wow, that is fantastic, ronnie must be smiling from the heavens.
May 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwild child
Great tribute to Ronnie on VH1 Classic during Metalmania on Saturday night. Even if they did have to trot out Eddie Chump for it.
May 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
A Great song and a great band performing a cool tribute to the almighty Ronnie James Dio! Dio will live forever in our hearts and in our music collections!
May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid James

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