The Beatles Go Metal?
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On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" — featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever — THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning producer/guitarist Bob Kulick and ace engineer Brett Chassen, "Butchering The Beatles" features 12 new, ass-kicking versions of THE BEATLES' chart-topping hits, including "Hey Jude", "I Feel Fine" and "Day Tripper", plus the more esoteric "Hey Bulldog", barked out by the legendary Alice Cooper and "Tomorrow Never Knows", uniquely interpreted by the iconic Billy Idol, alongside classic concept songs like "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" and "Magical Mystery Tour".
When asked by Guitar Player magazine what possessed him to go all metal on THE BEATLES, Bob Kulick stated that, "BEATLES songs are the Holy Grail. They're the best rock songs ever written. These new recordings are totally faithful, yet completely different. Billy Gibbons singing 'Revolution' or (MOTÖRHEAD frontman) Lemmy singing 'Back In The USSR' are not exactly Paul McCartney or John Lennon. And of course, the guitar solo sections were lengthened to accommodate all the artists' solo styles."
"Butchering The Beatles" track listing:
01. "Hey Bulldog"
Alice Cooper - Vocals
Steve Vai - Guitars
Duff McKagen (VELVET REVOLVER / GUNS N' ROSES) - Bass
Mikkey Dee (MOTÖRHEAD) - Drums
02. "Back In The USSR"
Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD) - Vocals/Bass
John5 (MARILYN MANSON / ROB ZOMBIE) - Guitars
Eric Singer (KISS / ALICE COOPER) - Drums
03. "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
Geoff Tate (QUEENSRŸCHE) - Vocals
Michael Wilton (QUEENSRŸCHE) - Guitar
Craig Goldy (DIO) - Guitar
Rudy Sarzo (DIO) - Bass
Simon Wright (DIO) - Drums
Scott Warren (DIO) - Keys
04. "Tomorrow Never Knows"
Billy Idol - Vocals
Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL) - Guitars
Blasko (OZZY OSBOURNE) - Bass
Brian Tichy (BILLY IDOL) - Drums
05. "Magical Mystery Tour"
Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN / SOUL SIRKUS) - Vocals
Yngwie Malmsteen (RISING FORCE / ALCATRAZZ) - Lead Guitar
Bob Kulick, (MEAT LOAF / PAUL STANLEY BAND) - Rhythm Guitar
Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN / FOREIGNER) - Bass
Frankie Banali (W.A.S.P. / QUIET RIOT) - Drums
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) - Vocals / Guitar
Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD) - Guitar
Mike Porcaro (TOTO) - Bass
Gregg Bisonnette (DAVID LEE ROTH / RINGO STARR BAND) - Drums
Joseph Fazzio (SUPERJOINT RITUAL) - Drums
07. "Day Tripper"
Jack Blades (NIGHT RANGER / DAMN YANKEES) - Vocals
Tommy Shaw (STYX / DAMN YANKEES) - Vocals
Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE / DIO) - Guitars
Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE / THIN LIZZY) - Bass
Virgil Donati (STEVE VAI / SOUL SIRKUS / PLANET X) - Drums
08. "I Feel Fine"
John Bush (ANTHRAX) - Vocals
Stephen Carpenter (DEFTONES) - Guitar
Mike Inez (OZZY OSBOURNE / ALICE IN CHAINS) - Bass
John Tempesta (THE CULT / TESTAMENT) - Drums
Doug Pinnick (KING'S X) - Vocals
Steve Lukather (TOTO) - Guitar
Tony Levin (JOHN LENNON / PETER GABRIEL) - Bass
Steve Ferrone (ERIC CLAPTON / TOM PETTY) - Drums
10. "I Saw Her Standing There"
John Corabi (MÖTLEY CRÜE) - Vocals
Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD) - Guitar
C.C. Deville (POISON) - Guitar
Chris Chaney (JANE'S ADDICTION) - Bass
Kenny Aronoff (SMASHING PUMPKINS / JON BON JOVI) - Drums
11. "Hey Jude"
Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST / ICED EARTH) - Vocals
George Lynch (DOKKEN / LYNCH MOB) - Guitar
Bob Kulick (MEAT LOAF / PAUL STANLEY BAND) - Rhythm Guitar
Tim Bogert (VANILLA FUDGE / BECK / BOGERT & APPICE) - Bass
Chris Slade (AC/DC) - drums
12. "Drive My Car"
Kip Winger (WINGER) - Vocals
Bruce Kulick (KISS / GRAND FUNK) - Guitar
Tony Franklin (THE FIRM / WHITESNAKE) - Bass
Aynsley Dunbar (WHITESNAKE / JOURNEY) - Drums
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