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“Immortal RANDY RHOADS – The Ultimate Tribute”

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“Immortal RANDY RHOADS – The Ultimate Tribute”



UDR isconstantly breaking new ground with older artists and serves as a monumental label capable of delivering the classic metal goods. My first approach to the music on the eve of Randy's passing was a surreal moment for me. As a fan and a guitarist . The cold new england wind howling outside my window reminds me of the frailty of life. At first listen, the one thing that stood out for me was that, this is a celebration of a musical genius. A life of work cut short and taken from us too soon. So let's take this track by track
1. Crazy Train
Vocals: Serj Tankian
Gtrs:  Tom Morello
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums:  Vinny AppiceOk at first listen to all the hype in the press this was supposed to be something amazing. It is not. Serj places vocals in this song which make it seem almost comical. His vocal style just doesn't transfer well to this type of metal. Tom Morello is a phenomenal guitarist. He doesn't go for the typical let'…

That Metal Show Host, Don Jamieson, The Interview

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Interview with Don Jamieson of That Metal Show


I had the chance to speak with Mr. Jamieson during a cold, wintery day from my friend's car. It smelled like dust and cigarettes. My car was in the shop. I was about to hear my phone ring and speak with one of metals most outspoken fans. That Metal Show, has become a staple television show in every metal heads home from here to, only the Gods know where. But it was cold....too cold. The phone rang...

Did you ever think That Metal Show would be on Television for this long?
No I thought we would shoot the pilot, I would get to meet Lita Ford, and that would be the end of my television career. But I'm very grateful.
How many takes does it take?
Just one. It's just a hang. We just do it. We are fans and that's how we treat it. What you see is what you get.
Does vh1 choose your wardrobe?
(Laughs), Nah. It's all straight from our closet. Believe it or not. That kind of high end fashion picked strictly by the three hosts.
Have you ev…

Europe War of Kings

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