Who cries for the children? I do
The following is a bionicbuddha exclusive world premier announcement from our friend Dave Meniketti who has been working on a secret project. Here are the details: On May 20th and 21st in 1985 40 heroic artists from the hard rock and metal community gathered at A&M Records Studios to make a record and single called “Stars” to raise money for famine relief efforts in Africa. Now, slightly over 20 years later they are assembling again, this time they are going to create peace in the Middle East by re-recording the smash hit single, “Stars”. Back then they were called Hear’N’Aid, this time rumours indicate that they may be renamed “Fear’N’Aid”. The 80’s lineup featured lead vocals from Ronnie James Dio (Dio), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Kevin Dubrow (Quiet Riot), Eric Bloom (Blue Öyster Cult), Geoff Tate (Queensryche) and Don Dokken (Dokken).
Preclusions from this year’s lineup will include Rob Halford from Judas Priest. Halford commented on his exclusion by stating, “it’s because I’m f@*%#$ gay isn’t it? F@&# you Marky Mark and that shi#@y movie Rock Star, we all know it was about me”.
Ronnie James Dio, founder of both Hear’N’Aid projects reported that the Fear’N’Aid lineup will include Daron Malakian (System of a Down), Aaron Lewis from Staind, David Draiman from Disturbed, Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Brandon Boyd (Incubus) and Scooter Ward from Cold. Also returning this year will be Don Dokken and Geoff Tate from Queensryche. Dio was quoted as saying, “you can’t refuse guys as pretty as Don and Geoff”
When asked about Aaron Lewis of Staind singing his famed line, “We are calling you, calling you”, Tate of Queensryche who sang the original verse replied, “It’s my f*@#%in’ line, he can’t have it”.
Dio pledged to film a video in Lebanon this week and assist those fleeing combat by setting up a “peace corridor” guarded by 780 guitar soloists from heavy metal’s finest. “I like to call it a bridge to freedom” Dio joked, “get it?...Bridge?...Like a guitar bridge or the bridge to a song…..cough….it’s a double entendre”.
Metallica’s James Hetfield snubbed from Stars for a second time was quoted as saying, “Dio, I am madly in anger with you, tic, tic, tic, toc”.
Dio’s lyrics are true now as they were back then (this is also an ode to our blog friend Freak Magnet)…”Some time in the night, when you're feeling the cold, take a look at the sky above you. Those are faces in the light if the story were told. They are calling you, calling you”.
If you have never had the pleasure of seeing the original video and song "Stars" by Hear'N'Aid see it here on YouTube.