ReddKross.com is currently hosting the "forgotten heavy metal DIO master work" HEAR N AID — picked by VH1 as the "most metal moment" of all time during its recent "100 Most Metal Moments" special.
Veteran vocalist Ronnie James Dio formed the HEAR 'N AID project in 1985 to raise money for famine relief all over the world, according to MSN. It didn't get much media coverage and it didn't achieve blockbuster sales like Band Aid or USA for Africa, but HEAR 'N AID did generate a respectable amount of revenue. On May 20 and 21, 1985, 40 hard rock musicians joined together as HEAR 'N AID at A&M Records Studios and recorded "Stars". This dramatic epic features plenty of vocal gymnastics and guitar shredding. The participants included, among many others: DIO's Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Vivian Campbell, Dio himself, and Claude Schnell; IRON MAIDEN's Dave Murray and Adrian Smith; QUEENSRŸCHE's Geoff Tate; JOURNEY's Neal Schon; JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford; Yngwie Malmsteen; Ted Nugent; SPINAL TAP's David St. Hubbins and Derek Smalls; and TWISTED SISTER's Eddie Ojeda. Watch the behind-the-scenes video footage of this historic event at this location (Quicktime required).