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Old 08-27-06, 02:51 PM
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Butchering the Beatles

Quite a wide array of metal/hard Rock musicians involved....

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

06. "Revolution"

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

09. "Taxman"

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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A lot of big names but some band's songs just aren't meant to be metaled up. The Beatles are one of them.
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Old 08-27-06, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by cdollaz
A lot of big names but some band's songs just aren't meant to be metaled up. The Beatles are one of them.
Agreed. Having said that, I look forward to hearing Alice Cooper "butchering" "Hey Bulldog".
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Hmph, I thought this was about Dangermouse's The Grey Album. Now that was ear-stabbingly bad .
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This is not the best idea.
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i'd rather punch myself in the crotch than hear this
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Old 08-28-06, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by cdollaz
A lot of big names but some band's songs just aren't meant to be metaled up. The Beatles are one of them.
I disagree. Many bands have "metaled" up Beatles songs and it worked great.

Check out Doctor's Mob version of "She Said, She Said" or Overwhelming Colorfast's version too.

Das Damen did a smokin' version of "Magical Mystery Tour" too.

Frankenstein 3000 does "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "Good Morning, Good Morning" too.

I'm looking forward to this.

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I've never heard those, but I've heard metaled up versions of other stuff and 99% of the time it just sounds silly.
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Although I appreciate the sentiment of this metal nod to The Beatles I don't think I could bear to hear it.
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Old 08-29-06, 05:48 PM
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I'm over tribute albums.
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Old 08-31-06, 08:35 PM
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i think soundgarden sang "come together." i liked it
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Originally Posted by bradler
i think soundgarden sang "come together." i liked it
Is Soundgarden "metal"? I wouldn't consider them so, certainly a harder tinged rock, but not full metal.

And I have heard numerous Beatles covers in my life, some good, some bad. I think a lot has to do with how the covering artist was trained/influenced in their early days.
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Ted Nugent did a decent version of "I Want To Tell You", though I think he messed up a verse somehow (can't recall at this juncture, LOL).
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Must. Get. This.

Other metal/hard rock bands who have covered Beatles tracks include Motley Crue (Helter Skelter), Aerosmith (Come Together), Realm (Eleanor Rigby), and Helloween (All My Loving).
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
... Helloween (All My Loving).
I... must... hear this! Is it as bad/cheesy as I think?
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As long as they don't do any rap-hip hop,gangsta sample mix I'm o.k. with it.
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Originally Posted by Andalusia
I... must... hear this! Is it as bad/cheesy as I think?
I too must hear this. I can only imagine teh horror.
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A sample of the Helloween cover of "All My Loving" can be heard here: http://www.towerrecords.com/product....tist=Helloween

It's on an album of cover songs.

"All My Loving" is actually pretty good. And their covers of Bowie's "Space Oddity" and Faith No More's "From Out of Nowhere" are really spot-on.

And their cover of ABBA's "Lay All Your Love on Me" needs to be heard to be believed.
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I got this hard rockin' Beatles tribute already pre-ordered:

http://www.mainmanrecords.com/bttb.html
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Everyone involved with this should be tortured, then shot. Even Steve Ferrone and Tony Levin.
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Holy shit! There's some acceptance, tolerance and open-mindedness for you!
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I hope it has a lot of raphiphop gangsta sample!
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i will def give this a listen...why not...just to see how it sounds
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