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"Die Young" is a single by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath from their 1980 albumHeaven 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 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.[1] Abono managed Flynn and Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel when they were members of the Vio-Lence.

Track listing[edit source | editbeta]Edit

UK 7" single (Vertigo #SAB 3)

A. "Die Young"

B. "Heaven and Hell" (live)

Chart positions[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Year Chart Position
1980 UK Singles Chart 41
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