|David Alford||Rough Cutt|
|Carmine Appice||King Cobra||drums|
|Frankie Banali||Quiet Riot||drums|
|Eric Bloom||Blue Oyster Cult||vocals|
|Carlos Cavazo||Quiet Riot||guitars|
|Amir Derakh||Rough Cutt|
|Ronnie James Dio||Dio||vocals|
|Kevin Dubrow||Quiet Riot||vocals|
|Brad Gillis||Night Ranger||guitars|
|Chris Hager||Rough Cutt|
|Rob Halford||Judas Priest||vocals|
|Blackie Lawless||W.A.S.P.||bass, vocals|
|Mick Mars||Motley Crue||guitars|
|Dave Murray||Iron Maiden||guitars|
|Vince Neil||Motley Crue||vocals|
|Eddie Ojeda||Twisted Sister||guitars|
|Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser||Blue Oyster Cult||guitars|
|David St. Hubbins||Spinal Tap|
|Rudy Sarzo||Quiet Riot||bass|
|Paul Shortino||Rough Cutt||vocals|
|Derek Smalls||Spinal Tap|
|Adrian Smith||Iron Maiden||guitars|
|Mark Stein||Vanilla Fudge|
|Matt Thorr||Rough Cutt|
The project's idea originally came up when Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell were at some radio station in Los Angeles, USA. They introduced the idea to Ronnie James Dio, who became interested in it too. They wrote a song called Stars together and invited a number of heavy metal artists to participate it.
On May 20th and 21st, 1985, about 40 artists from various heavy metal bands got together at A&M Records Studios to record a song called Stars. The basic track was already laid down at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, USA, by Dio and Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot.
All the income was donated to relieve famine in Africa and elsewhere in the world, and by mid 1987 the project had made $100 0000.
This page is maintained by Tapio Keihänen,
The page has been updated on 18.05.1999
Biography URL: http://www.dio.net/biography/, the front page http://www.dio.net/.