Anthrax, Testament, Butcher Babies, Etc. Members To Perform At “Ultimate NAMM Night 3”

The lineup has been revealed for the NAMM edition of “Ultimate Jam Night.” The event, which is called “Ultimate NAMM Night,” will take place on January 18 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom and it will include an all-star jam featuring: Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, etc.), Doug “Dug” Pinnick (King’s X, KXM), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daises, etc.), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Derek St. Holmes (ex-Ted Nugent), Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Kat Dyson (Prince), Divinity Roxx, Alex Skolnick (Testament), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence), Ira Black (Dark Sky Choir, etc.), Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper, etc.), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Michael Spencer (Flotsam And Jetsam), James LoMenzo (ex-Megadeth, etc.), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Dilana, Tiffany, and more. The concert will also feature full band performances from Jack Russell’s Great White and Hurricane.

Doug Aldrich Says He Has An Unreleased Ronnie James Dio Demo Recording

Doug Aldrich, who performed with Dio between 2002 and 2006, has revealed he has a previously unreleased Ronnie James Dio demo recording. The track was written during the “Magica II” sessions, which were never completed due to Dio passing away in 2010.

Aldrich said the following about the track:

“I have a demo of Ronnie, an unreleased song nobody’s ever heard,” Aldrich tells Roppongi Rocks. “I offered it to Wendy [Dio, Ronnie’s widow and manager who manages his estate] and, I don’t know, maybe she forgot about it, but I said ‘I have this song. It’s really haunting.’ It was during [the] time he wrote ‘Electra’. I just played on it. We were kind of bouncing around some of his ideas and working on some of them. Before we did ‘Electra’, he had this other one that he said, ‘Can you put a solo on this?’ and he gave me the track. I had put a solo on it and then, when I brought it to his house, he goes, ‘No, no, no. I’ve got this new idea called ‘Electra’.’ We didn’t even listen to it. I don’t even think he ever heard the solo because we were so focused on trying to get one song done to promote the tour that we were gonna do. I was still a member of WHITESNAKE [at the time], but I said to him, ‘If you work it out with David [Coverdale, WHITESNAKE frontman], I would love to go out on the road with you.’ Because he had asked me to go. He worked it out and then he got sick. But there is this one track that is haunting, because the lyrics are… And he doubled his voice, it’s just really trippy. At some point, it will have to come out. I got it. I got the mix. I actually have the recording session, which has got Ronnie playing bass, Ronnie playing rhythm guitar and vocals. And then a drum machine. One day.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute Streaming In Full

The new Rand Rhoads tribute album, Immortal Randy Rhoades – The Ultimate Tribute, featuring members of System Of A Down, Rage Against The Machine, Testament, Children Of Bodom and more is being streamed in its entirety. The compilation will officially be released tomorrow (March 3).

Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Chuck Billy Etc. To Appear On New Randy Rhoads Tribute

Members of System Of A Down, Rage Against The Machine, Testament, Children Of Bodom and more will appear on a new Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot) tribute, called Immortal Randy Rhoades – The Ultimate Tribute. The compilation will be available on March 3.

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Track List:

1. “Crazy Train“ (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Serj Tankian (System Of A Down)
Gtrs: Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo (ex-Ozzy Osbourne)
Drums: Vinny Appice (ex-Dio)

2. “Over The Mountain“ (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest)
Gtrs: Jon Donais (Shadows Fall, Anthrax)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot)

3. “Mr Crowley“ (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Chuck Billy (Testament)
Gtrs: Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom)
Keyboards: Kelle Rhoads
Bass Rudy: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

4. “Believer“ (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Doug Aldrich (ex-Whitesnake, Revolution Saints)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

5. “Back To The Coast” (Quiet Riot)

Vocals: Kelle Rhoads
Gtrs: Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot)

6. “I Don’t Know“ (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: George Lynch (ex-Dokken, Lynch Mob)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

7. “S A T 0“ (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Rhythm guitars: Bob Kulick
Lead guitar: Dweezil Zappa
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Vinny Appice

8. “Killer Girls” (Quiet Riot)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, Night Ranger)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

9. “Goodbye To Romance“ (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

10. “Suicide Solution“ (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Brad Gillis (Night Ranger)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen

11. “Flying High Again“ (Ozzy Osbourne)

Vocals: Tim “Ripper” Owens
Gtrs: Bernie Torme
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums: Brett Chassen