Die Young (Black Sabbath song)
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|Single by Black Sabbath|
|from the album Heaven and Hell|
|B-side||Heaven and Hell (live)|
|Recorded||October 1979-January 1980 at Studio Ferber, Paris, France|
|Writer(s)||Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward|
|Black Sabbath singles chronology|
It was performed live during all the 1980 and 1981 tours (Ronnie James Dio), and returned to the set for the tours of 1986 (Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen) 1987 (Tony Martin), 1989 (Tony Martin), 1990 (Tony Martin), and 1992 (Ronnie James Dio). Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi customarily plays a lengthy instrumental introductory passage to the song when performing live, with heavy atmospheric keyboard backing.
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. Abono managed Flynn and Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel when they were members of the Vio-Lence.
- UK 7" single (Vertigo #SAB 3)
A. "Die Young"
B. "Heaven and Hell" (live edit)
- UK 12" single (Vertigo #SAB 312)
A. "Die Young"
B. "Heaven and Hell" (live complete)
|1980||UK Singles Chart||41|
-  Archived 2 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- "MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Remembers DEBBIE ABONO". BlabberMouth. Retrieved 19 May 2014.