Album Remarks & Appraisals:
The definitive tribute to Queen, featuring Glen Hughes, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ted Nugent, Marty Friedman, Paul Shortino, Lemmy and many others. 1996 release.
Also available with BLACK NIGHT: A TRIBUTE TO DEEP PURPLE and THUNDERBOLT: A TRIBUTE TO AC/DC in the set A TRIBUTE TO THE MASTERS VOLUME 2.
Performers include: Tommy Aldridge, Carmine Appice, John Bush, Tony Franklin, Marty Friedman, Glenn Hughes, Scott Ian, Bob Kulick, Bruce Kulick, James LaBrie, Jake E. Lee, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robin McAuley, Ted Nugent, Rudy Sarzo, Paul Shortino.
Fans of the name guitarists will appreciate Dragon Attack: A Tribute to Queen for the assemblage. Present are Robbie Krieger (the Doors), Jake E. Lee, Yngwie Malmsteen, and many more. The standout track is Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), Ted Nugent, and Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake) on "Tie Your Mother Down." While there is not one take of "Bohemian Rhapsody!," the star personnel is there. Among the bassists are Ricky Phillips (the Babys) and Tony Franklin (the Firm, Blue Murder). Vocal duties by Robin McAuley (Michael Schenker Group), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt), Glenn Hughes (Black Sabbath), James LaBrie (Dream Theater), and others. Showing up on drums are Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Beck, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart), Eric Singer (KISS), and Tommy Aldridge (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Oak Arkansas). Other guitarists include John Petrucci (Dream Theater) and Bruce Kulick (KISS). These are, of course only some of the musicians to be found here. Every one of the 11 tracks has a different lineup. The disc closes with "It's Late," fusing Armored Saint and Anthrax members. ~ Tom Schulte