Sunday, June 04, 2006

Metalheads of the world unite !!

It is always nice to see metalheads unite in one fashion or another whether for parties, concerts or for a good cause; especially a good cause since it shows the light side of the dark art. People always subject metal/HR to all things negative and black and frankly that pisses me off and the one time that the metal gods of the world united to help out people undermined their effort. I am talking about the Hear 'n' Aid concert organised during May of '85. Stars from bands like Dio, Quiet Riot, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Blue Oyster Cult, and many more gathered to record the song "We're Stars" written by Ronnie Dio, Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell with the latter two conceptualising the idea. The result was an anthemic song that lasted well over seven minutes of pure metal with some of the brightest metal stars of the era. After noting the successes of various other humanitarion projects by musicians the metal industry had the perfect answer with the perfect blend of music and lyrics evoking emotions and a "feel-good" attitude but still preserving the metallness. Who said metal has never done anything for society? Fuck those people who point such a finger at our music. Fuck them all! We are as good a part of society as any and we deserve to be recognised ! Yes!!!

Click here to see a video of the song.

Here is a list of all the participants:

Vocals

Eric Bloom
Ronnie James Dio
Don Dokken
Kevin DuBrow
Rob Halford
Dave Meniketti
Paul Shortino
Geoff Tate

Backing Vocals
Tommy Aldridge
David Alford
Carmine Appice
Vinnie Appice
Jimmy Bain
Frankie Banalia
Mick Brown
Vivian Campbell
Carlos Cavazo
Amir Derakh
Brad Gillis
Craig Goldy
Chris Hager
Chris Holmes
Blackie Lawless
George Lynch
Yngwie Malmsteen
Mick Mars
Dave Murray
Vince Neil
Ted Nugent
Eddie Ojeda
Jeff Pilson
Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
David St. Hubbins
Rudy Sarzo
Claude Schnell
Neal Schon
Derek Smalls
Adrian Smith
Mark Stein
Matt Thorr

Guitar
Vivian Campbell
Carlos Cavazo
Brad Gillis
Craig Goldie
George Lynch
Yngwie Malmsteen
Mick Mars
Eddie Ojeda
Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
Neal Schon


Guitar Melody Lines

Dave Murray
Adrian Smith


Bass

Jimmy Bain

Drums

Vinnie Appice
Frankie Banali


Keyboards

Claude Schnell



Up the irons! \m/

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