Adrenaline Mob Open To Doing Dio Cover Album For Charity

04/10/2013
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Mike Portnoy appeared open to the idea that Adrenaline Mob should record a Ronnie James Dio cover album to raise money for the late singer's cancer charity.

In a new interview with Classic Rock Revisited, Portnoy was discussing, Omerta, the cover album released by his supergroup (Russell Allen of Symphony X, Disturbed's John Moyer and Mike Orlando) last year, when CRR's Jeb Wright made the suggestion. Here is that portion of the interview:

Jeb: You represented Ronnie James Dio in all three of his most famous incarnations. You have Rainbow, Black Sabbath and DIO all on this one. Was that a conscious decision, or did it just happen?

Mike: Obviously, Ronnie James Dio is a huge influence of Russell Allen, as well as all of us. We all love Dio. He is one of Russell's heroes. We had already been covering "Stand Up and Shout" and "Mob Rules" in our live set, so those were no brainers to include. We had also been doing "Stargazer" from Rainbow. I had already covered that song in a studio version when I was in Dream Theater and I didn't want to do another one, so we did another track, which was "Kill the King."

Jeb: You guys should do a tribute album to DIO from all of his bands and get with Wendy Dio to raise money for his cancer charity.

Mike: I know. I think Russell would do it in a heartbeat, no question about it. I think his voice is very much this generations Dio, concerning his power and range. He has that same type of voice that Ronnie had. Read the full interview here.

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