MICHAEL SCHENKER Teams Up With Ex-Members Of SABBATH, PRIEST, MAIDEN On 'Heavy Hitters' CD

January 19, 2005

Legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) has almost finished producing "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters", an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries. This 10-track powerhouse collection features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as "War Pigs", "All Shook Up", "Money", "Doctor, Doctor" and "Hair of the Dog", to name just a few.

"Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters" track listing (all cuts feature Michael Schenker on guitar):

01. All Shook Up

Vocals: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW)
Bass: Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO)
Drums: Aynsley Dunbar (ex-WHITESNAKE, UFO)

02. Doctor Doctor

Vocals: Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN)
Drums: Brett Chassen (BRET MICHAELS BAND)

03. Hair of the Dog

Vocals: Paul Di'Anno (ex-IRON MAIDEN)
Bass: Phil Soussan (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE)
Drums; Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH, DIO)

04. War Pigs

Vocals: Tim "Ripper" Owens (ICED EARTH, ex-JUDAS PRIEST)
Drums: Aynsley Dunbar (ex-WHITESNAKE, UFO)

05. Money

Vocals: Tommy Shaw (STYX)
Sax: Edgar Winter (EDGAR WINTER BAND)
Bass: Tony Levin (PETER GABRIEL)
Drums: Mike Baird (JOURNEY)

06. Blood of the Sun

Vocals: Leslie West (MOUNTAIN)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo (DIO, ex-QUIET RIOT)
Drums: Simon Wright (DIO, ex-AC/DC)

07. Politician

Vocals/Bass: Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO)
Drums: Brett Chassen (BRET MICHAELS BAND)

08. I Don't Live Today

Vocals: Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW)
Drums: Eric Singer (KISS)
Bass: Tony Franklin (ex-THE FIRM, BLUE MURDER)

09. Out in the Fields

Vocals: Gary Barden (MSG)
Bass: Chuck Wright (QUIET RIOT, ex-ALICE COOPER)
Drums: Brett Chassen (BRET MICHAELS BAND)

10. I'm Not Talking

Vocals: Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER)
Drums: Aynsley Dunbar (ex-WHITESNAKE, UFO)
Bass: Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO)

More information regarding the album's release date will be made available soon.

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