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 Iommicustomarily 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. Abono managed Flynn and Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel when they were members of the Vio-Lence.
Track listing[edit source | edit]Edit
- UK 7" single (Vertigo #SAB 3)
A. "Die Young"
B. "Heaven and Hell" (live)
Chart positions[edit source | edit]Edit
|1980||UK Singles Chart||41|