What Do You Get When Tony Iommi Records A Song With Members Of Deep Purple And Iron Maiden? WHOCARES

Posted by on May 5, 2011


Well, actually we do care since it features such a cool lineup. But WHOCARES is the title that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan’s new charity group is going under. The two have reunited to record two songs to benefit those still affected by the Leninakan earthquake that struck Armenia in 1988. For the song “Out Of My Mind,” Iommi and Gillan recruited a hefty lineup of musicians to play, including Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain, ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, ex-Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, and HIM guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström (also Iommi’s son in-law).

The video for “Out Of My Mind,” which includes footage of each musician recording their parts and playing with each other, can be seen up top. The two song EP will be released as a CD on June 27 through Eagle Rock Entertainment, while the digital version will be available this Friday (May 6). You can check out the recording lineups for each song (including “Holy Water”) after the jump.

“Out Of My Mind” recording lineup:

Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) – Guitar
Ian Gillan (Deep Purple, ex-Black Sabbath) – Vocals
Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica, Voivod) – Bass
Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden) – Drums
Jon Lord (ex-Deep Purple) – Keyboards
Mikko “Linde” Lindström (HIM) – Guitar

“Holy Water” recording lineup:

Ian Gillan (Deep Purple, ex-Black Sabbath) – Vocals
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) – Guitar
Steve Morris – Guitar
Michael Lee Jackson – Guitar
Randy Clarke – Drums
Rodney Appleby – Bass
Jesse O’Brien – Hammond Organ
Arshak Sahakyan – Duduk Solo
Ara Gevorgyan – Underlying Duduk Intro Music And Keys


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