Die Young (Black Sabbath song)

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"Die Young"
Single by Black Sabbath
from the album Heaven and Hell
B-side Heaven and Hell (live)
Released December 1980
Format 7"/12"
Recorded October 1979-January 1980 at Studio Ferber, Paris, France
Genre Heavy metal
Length 4:41
Label Vertigo/Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward
Producer(s) Martin Birch
Black Sabbath singles chronology
"Neon Knights"
"Die Young"
"The Mob Rules
Heaven and Hell track listing
"Wishing Well"
"Die Young"
"Walk Away""
The Dio Years track listing
"Heaven and Hell
"Die Young"
"Lonely Is the Word"
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"Die Young" is a single by British rock band Black Sabbath from their 1980 album, Heaven and Hell.

It was performed live during almost all Dio era concerts and later on sometimes with Ian Gillan and Tony Martin on vocals. Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi customarily plays a lengthy instrumental introductory passage to the song when performing live with heavy atmospheric keyboard backing, a practice dating back to the Tony Martin era Sabbath. A live rendition can be heard on Live from Radio City Music Hall, recorded in 2007 by Heaven & Hell, a band formed of past members of Black Sabbath from the Mob Rules and Dehumanizer era lineups.

In honour of ex-Vio-Lence manager Debbie Abono and Ronnie James Dio's passing, Machine Head's Robb Flynn recorded and released for free online a cover of Die Young.[1] Abono managed Flynn and Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel when they were members of the Vio-Lence.[2]

Track listing[edit]

UK 7" single (Vertigo #SAB 3)

A. "Die Young"

B. "Heaven and Hell" (live)

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1980 UK Singles Chart 41


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  2. ^ "MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Remembers DEBBIE ABONO". BlabberMouth. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 

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