Ever since the Kiss tribute album that came out about ten years ago, a lot of metal bands from the 70s and 80s have been the subject of tribute albums. Judas Priest has even had two tribute albums. A lot of these albums featured nobodies and the quality of the songs are often mediocre.
Today I received in the mail "NUMBERS FROM THE BEAST", a tribute album to Iron Maiden. This album ABSOLUTELY ROCKS!!!! You MUST go buy it!!! If you don't believe me, go here to listen to sample audio tracks.
Some of the artists who collaborated include past and present members of Iron Maiden, Kiss, AC/DC, Motorhead, Anthrax, Dio, Judas Priest, Ozzy's Band, Testament, Twisted Sister, Extreme, Slaughter, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Mr. Big, Poison, MSG, Helmet, Styx, UFO, Lynch Mob, Suicidal Tendencies, Dokken, Rob Zombie Band, Rainbow, The Firm.
Specifically, this includes Chris Jericho, Dee Snider, Jeff Scott Soto, Joe Lynn Turner, Lemmy Kilmister, Paul Dianno, Robin McAuley, Mark Slaughter, Ripper Owens; George Lynch, Alex Skolnick, Michael Schenker, Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Gilbert, Scott Ian, Chris Traynor, Bob Kulick, Bruce Kulick; Frank Bello, Tony Franklin, Billy Sheehan; Chris Slade, Jason Bonham, John Tempesta, Aynsley Dunbar, Vinnie Appice, Simon Wright.
Here are the songs you'll find on the album:
Run to the Hills,
Flight of the Icarus,
Fear of the Dark,
2 Minutes to Midnight,
Can I Play with Madness?,
The Evil that Men Do,
Having said that, go check it out. If you don't, it's your loss.