Collectors information / Album Description: 

"Hear 'n' Aid" was a project that collected in excess of $1 million for famine relief in Africa. The project was led by Ronnie James Dio, and included 40 notable 80's heavy metal and hard rock bands and artists.

These 40 artists, along with hundreds of other volunteers, donated their time and talent over four months to make Hear 'N Aid a reality. "Stars" is a plea for unity in the fight against world hunger."

  Ronnie James DIO (1942-2010) , the KING of Heavy Metal with a long career (starting in 1957) being lead singer (vocals) in many different bands. DIO's career in a nutshell: 1957 The Vegas Kings, Ronnie and the Rumblers, 1958-1961 Ronnie and the Redcaps, 1961-1967 Ronnie and the Prophets, 1967-1968 The Electric Elves, 1968-1972 The Elves, 1972-1975 ELF, 1975-1978 Rainbow , 1979-1982 Black Sabbath , 1982-2010 DIO (Band) , 1981-1982 Black Sabbath , 2006-2010 Heaven & Hell.

Music Genre:
Heavy Metal
Album Production Information:
The album: "HEAR 'N' AID" was produced by: Michael Brokaw and Bas Hartong
Label Information:
Mercury 884 004
Media Format:
12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country:
1986 Made in Germany

Album cover photos of : HEAR 'N' AID

Front Cover Photo of "HEAR 'N' AID" Album
Back Cover  Photo of "HEAR 'N' AID" Album
Close-up Photo of "HEAR 'N' AID" Record Label 

Musicians on: HEAR 'N' AID

    Lead Vocals:
  • Ronnie James Dio (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Munetaka Higuchi, Heaven And Hell (UK), Elf, The Vegas Kings, Ronnie & The Rumblers, Ronnie and The Red Caps, The Elves, Ronnie Dio & The Prophets)
  • Dave Meniketti (Y&T)
  • Rob Halford (Judas Priest, Two, Fight (US), Lord Lucifer, Hiroshima, Thark, Athens Wood, Black Sabbath)
  • Kevin Dubrow (Quiet Riot) (RIP November 25th 2007)
  • Eric Bloom (Blue Öyster Cult)
  • Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot, Rough Cutt)
  • Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche, Myth)
  • Don Dokken (Dokken)

    Notes: Don Dokken ( real-name: Donald Maynard Dokken ) is from Los Angeles, California and has been lead-singer in the Rock-bands: Dokken, Don Dokken, War & Peace ( and guest singer on "Hear 'n' Aid" )

    Backing Vocals
  • Tommy Aldridge (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Patrick Rondat, Vinnie Moore, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Manic Eden, Sykes, Motörhead, M.A.R.S.)
  • David Alford (Rough Cutt)
  • Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Ozzy Osbourne)
  • Mick Brown (Dokken)
  • Amir Derakh (Rough Cutt)
  • Chris Hager (Rough Cutt)
  • Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P., Psycho Squad, Animal, Sister)
  • Blackie Lawless (W.A.S.P., New York Dolls, Sister)
  • Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe)
  • Ted Nugent (Amboy Dukes, Damn Yankees, Damnocracy)
  • Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Flesh And Blood, M.S.G., Lynch
  • Pilson, Power Project, Minoru Niihara, Dio)
  • David St. Hubbins (Spinal Tap)
  • Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, M.A.R.S., Quiet Riot, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Dio, Whitesnake, Manic Eden, Dudes Of Wrath)
  • Derek Smalls (Spinal Tap)
  • Matt Thorr (Rough Cutt)
  • Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)
  • Dave Murray

      Dave Murray a British Guitarist known for playing in "Iron Maiden". Before joining the "Iron Maiden" band, Adrian Smith and Dave Murray played together in the "Stone Free" and "Urchin" band.

  • Melody Lines On Choruses (Iron Maiden, Urchin)
  • Adrian Smith

      Adrian Smith - Guitarist with the British Heavy Metal band "Iron Maiden" . Adrian Smith" started his musical career in the Urchin band and performed with "Iron Maiden" from 1980 until Today with several breaks in between.

      Before joining the "Iron Maiden" band, Adrian Smith and Dave Murray played together in the "Stone Free" and "Urchin" band.

  • Melody Lines On Choruses (Iron Maiden, A.S.A.P., Psycho Motel, Bruce Dickinson, Urchin)

      Bruce Dickinson (real-name: Paul Bruce Dickinson") a famous British Rock and Heavy Metal singer, who has been lead vocals in bands like "Iron Maiden", Samson, Speed, Styx and other bands. During his career he has used different aliases like "Bruce Bruce" or "Bruce Dickinson". Here is a summary of his career.

  • Craig Goldy (Dio, Giuffria,
  • M.A.R.S. , Craig Goldy's Ritual)
  • Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister, Prisoner Of War)
  • Vivian Campbell (Dio, Def Leppard, Sweet Savage (UK), Whitesnake, Riverdogs, Shadow King, Clock, Trinity, Lou Gramm)
  • Brad Gillis (Ozzy Osbourne, Night Ranger, Vicious Rumors)
  • Neal Schon (Journey, Bad English)
  • George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, Lynch
  • Pilson)
  • Yngwie J. Malmsteen (Steeler (US), Alcatrazz, MVP)
  • Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot, Snow (US), Power Project)
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (Blue Öyster Cult)
  • Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe)
  • Vinny Appice (Heaven And Hell (UK), Dio, Derringer, WWIII, Erik Norlander, Power Project Black Sabbath, Axis, War and Peace, 3 Legged Dogg, Circle Of Tyrants)
  • Frankie Banali (W.A.S.P., Quiet Riot, Heavy Bones, Masi, Blackthorne)
  • Jimmy Bain (Rainbow, Dio, WWIII, Wild Horses, Key)
  • Claude Schnell (Dio, Rough Cutt, Hughes Thrall)