'Help! for Japan' EP Announced
2012-03-01 by Alex Newton | 15 Comments

Past and present members of European rock bands such as Deep Purple, Helloween,
Whitesnake, and Edguy have recorded a cover of the Beatles' song 'Help' to benefit victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan last march. The EP, featuring four versions of the song, will be released through German metal label Avenue of Allies early this month. All proceeds will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.

A trailer can be viewed at the project's Facebook site,
www.facebook.com/help.charity

The full lineup of core and guest musicians is as follows:

Recording lineup:
* Don Airey (keyboards and piano, DEEP PURPLE)
* Leo Leoni (guitar, GOTTHARD)
* Neil Murray (bass, ex-WHITESNAKE)
* Hena Habegger (drums, GOTTHARD)

Guest singers:

* Tobias Sammet (EDGUY, AVANTASIA)
* Bob Catley (MAGNUM)
* Andi Deris (HELLOWEEN)
* Torstein Flakne (STAGE DOLLS)
* Marc Storace (KROKUS)
* David Readman (PINK CREAM 69)
* Claus Lessmann (BONFIRE)
* Oliver Hartmann (HARTMANN)
* Bernhard Weiss (AXXIS)
* Michael Kiske (UNISONIC)
* Tony Mills (TNT)
* Carsten Lizard Schulz (EVIDENCE ONE)
* Tommy Heart (SOUL DOCTOR, FAIR WARNING)
Guest lead guitar players:

* Cede Dupont (DOWNSPIRIT)
* Kyoji Yamamoto (BOWWOW)
* Helge Engelke (FAIR WARNING)
* Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN)
* Leo Leoni (GOTTHARD)
* Henny Wolter (NITROGODS)
* Robert R. Rodrigo (AIRLESS)

http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=170308

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gabethepiratesquid
March 1st 2012

4521 Comments


This is nice of them but I doubt four covers of the same song will make a huge amount of money.

Killerhit
March 1st 2012

5249 Comments


Marc Storace, Cede Dupont, Neil Murray, fuckin MICHAEL KISKE.

This is goin' to be the best cover.... this week.

Tijnmans
March 1st 2012

354 Comments


That's a year ago isn't everything rebuild allready?!

FictionalFlames
March 1st 2012

1516 Comments


Why not Syria?

acorncheese
March 1st 2012

7119 Comments


so much respect

acorncheese
March 1st 2012

7119 Comments


will buy

GeoffJesterPemberton
March 1st 2012

209 Comments


This sounds like a terrible song even if it is for a good (albeit outdated) cause. However, if they really cared about Japan, they wouldn't make an album covering a vaguely related song, they would just donate directly to the Red Cross.

simonpettersen
March 1st 2012

272 Comments


Almost expected Jørn Lande to be on it as well, oh well.

Eclecticist
March 1st 2012

3863 Comments


Japan has recently just finished cleaning up after all of the damage that the tsunami created, it is only now that they are starting to rebuild. This EP is coming at the right time. Although, I probably won't download it and instead just go half and half with my dad and donate a couple of thousand.

theashesfromautumn01
March 1st 2012

1031 Comments


ill buy 3,000 copies!

ThyCrossAwaits
March 1st 2012

3049 Comments


Needs some of this.

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/4977/Boris-Flood/

Captain North
March 1st 2012

6784 Comments


Tijnmans clearly doesnt understand how the world actually works. A tsunami destroys a huge part of Japan and everything is hunky dory in a year? What the actual fuck?

Aphrodisiac
March 1st 2012

1739 Comments


Why not Syria? [2]
Does anyone even care about what is going on in Syria?

bassfiender
March 1st 2012

109 Comments


A tsunami destroys a huge part of Japan and everything is hunky dory in a year? What the actual fuck?[2] Not to mention to nuclear reactor

Just because you forgot about it doesn't mean it has just stopped affecting people


rockandmetaljunkie
March 2nd 2012

3302 Comments


that's a good gesture



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