Die Young (Black Sabbath song)

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"Die Young"
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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 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.

A live rendition can be heard on Live from Radio City Music Hall, recorded in 2007 by Heaven & Hell, a band formed of 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 edit)

Track listing[edit]

UK 12" single (Vertigo #SAB 312)

A. "Die Young"
B. "Heaven and Hell" (live complete)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1980) Position
UK Singles Chart 41


  1. ^ [1] Archived 2 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Remembers DEBBIE ABONO". BlabberMouth. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 

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