Dio's All Star Metal Project 'Stars' Being Reissued

11/02/2011
.
(hennemusic) While Bob Geldof was saving the world with Live Aid and charity singles in the mid-80s, the metal community was pretty much left out, until Dio members Vivian Campbell and Jimmy Bain connected with Ronnie James Dio to put together their own charity project.

As Rolling Stone reports, the result was the song "Stars," featuring members of Mφtley Crόe, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, Blue Φyster Cult, and even Spinal Tap. The group – which called itself Hear N' Aid – also enlisted Ted Nugent and Yngwie Malmsteen to record the track and put out an album, "Stars," featuring live cuts by Kiss, Rush, Dio and more.

Due to contract differences with the labels, the song and album weren't released until New Year's Day, 1986, well after the success of its predecessors and it has since been largely forgotten.

But Ronnie's widow/manager Wendy Dio wants to fix that. Read about that here.

hennemusic is an official news provider for the Day in Rock.

Dio CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Dio T-shirts and Posters

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


...end


advertisement



Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2017 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.