Judas Priest, Halestorm, Etc. Members Added To Virtual Ronnie James Dio Birthday Fundraiser

More artists have been added to the “Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday” virtual fundraiser. That event will take place on July 10 and tickets can be purchased at rollinglivestudios.com.

Here’s the newly announced guests: Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), John Bush (Armored Saint), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake), Lena Hall (“Hedwig And The Angry Inch”), Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs, etc.), Derek St, Holmes (Vanilla Fudge, Michael Schenker Group), Scott Travis (Judas Priest), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), and The Warning,

Here’s the previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath), Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, Shout), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Journey), Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses), Lita Ford, Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple), Terry Ilous (ex-Great White), Liliac, Sean McNabb (ex-Quiet Riot), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner), Rudy Sarzo (ex-Quiet Riot), Paul Shortino (ex-Rough Cutt), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Wildside), Wyn Davis, and Ronnie’s widow Wendy Dio.

The Dio band, Oni Logan, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Rowan Robertson, and Bjorn Englen, will perform as well. Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield will also be on hand conducting interviews.

Ex-Machine Head, Ex-Dream Theater, Etc. Members Share Quarantine Cover Of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Revelation (Mother Earth)”

Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head, etc.), Dino Jelusick (Trans–Siberian Orchestra, etc.), Rudy Sarzo (ex-Quiet Riot, etc.) Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater, etc.), Marta Demmel (Bleeding Through), and Julie Bélanger Roy (Gone In April) have joined forces for a quarantine cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Revelation (Mother Earth).” You can check that out below:

Phil Demmel commented:

“This series wouldn’t be complete without this song included. It’s my favorite [Randy Rhoads]-era Ozzy song/solo so when Mike told me it was one of 3 songs on his ‘to do’ list, it was time to tackle this song. Dino and I had been waiting for a song to do with MP and since the BPMD record had come out and I wanted to wait a bit before doing another with him.

This needs to be epic and although having Marta handle the piano/synth bells/vocoder parts was going to be legit, I wanted something filling more space and immediately asked Julie (who killed it on ‘Falling’ for us) to add as much as she wanted and see what she would come up with. Having these 2 on this song with their ideas and performance makes it incredible.

We needed a Bass player and I shot for the moon. Rudy is the most professional, courteous, polite, capable and compassionate musician I’ve worked with and as he said ‘of course, I’d be honored’ I knew it was going to be special, in many ways.

It’s no secret Randy is my favorite musician. His passion for not only music but also for performing has struck something with me and I’m paying tribute in this way to maybe inspire others to follow his life’s work.

With some of my earlier Jams I recorded single/pass tracks, but with this one I wanted it to respect it as he would. 2 rhythm, 2 6-string acoustic, 2 solo, 1 12-string and 1 nylon-string tracks later, I hope you all enjoy what the 6 of us accomplished.

RIP RR”

Whitesnake’s “Slip Of The Tongue” Lineup Reunites For Virtual Discussion

Whitesnake’s “Slip Of The Tongue” lineup, David Coverdale, Steve Vai, Adrian Vandenberg, Rudy Sarzo, and Tommy Aldridge, recently reunited for a virtual discussion. The chat took place before a stream of the band’s 1990 “Live At Donington” concert.

Nikki Sixx, Scott Ian, Etc. Perform AC/DC & Mötley Crüe Classics At “AC/DC Comedy & Rock Show: A Tribute To Bon Scott”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Rudy Sarzo, Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), etc. all took part in the “AC/DC Comedy & Rock Show: A Tribute To Bon Scott” event on April 3 at the Avalon in Hollywood, California. Rock and roll comedian Dean Delray organized the show, which featured comedy from him, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, and Joey Diaz, as well as the all-star band playing AC/DC’s “Powerage” in full. It wasn’t just limited to “Powerage” though. The artists also rocked tracks like “Night Prowler” off of “Highway To Hell” and Mötley Crüe’s “Live Wire.”

Anthrax, Mötley Crüe, Etc. Members To Perform AC/DC’s “Powerage” In Full At “AC/DC Comedy & Rock Show: A Tribute To Bon Scott”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Rudy Sarzo, Jesse Hughes (Eagles Of Death Metal), Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), etc. are all set to perform at the “AC/DC Comedy & Rock Show: A Tribute To Bon Scott” event on April 3 at the Avalon in Hollywood, California. Rock and roll comedian Dean Delray organized the show, which will feature comedy from him, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, and Joey Diaz, followed by the all-star band playing AC/DC’s “Powerage” in full.

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).

Testament, Children Of Bodom Etc. Members Cover Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mr. Crowley”

Chuck Billy (Testament), Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath) and Kelle Rhoads have released their cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mr. Crowley.” This song will be featured on the upcoming Randy Rhoads tribute, Immortal Randy Rhoads-The Ultimate Tribute, which will be available on March 3.

System Of A Down, Rage Against The Machine Etc. Members Cover Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train”

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot) and Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath) have released their cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train,” via Rolling Stone. The song will be featured on the upcoming Randy Rhoads tribute, Immortal Randy Rhoads-The Ultimate Tribute, which will be available on March 3.

Click on the LINK to go to the stream.

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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