This goes to 11.
the rust party arrives at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on November 25, paying homage to the 1983 American festival’s Heavy Metal Day with a lineup of 11 tribute bands on 2 stages.
While only five of the honored acts were on the US festival poster, Rust fans will want to raise their fists at all the bands as they deliver a selection of hits and fan favorites.
And while you’re getting ready to rock, here are 11 songs you’re likely to hear.
Song: “Unchained” by Van Halen
Cover band: Fan Halen
Van Halen played it at the Us Festival, so it’s a safe bet that Fan Halen will be playing this song from Van Halen’s 1981 album, “Fair Warning.” Although the album did not sell as well as the others, it received good reviews and Esquire magazine listed it as one of “75 Albums Every Man Should Own”. The tune is in the “Guitar Hero: Van Halen” video game and is a fan favorite. View Fan Halen version here.
“Enter Sandman” by Metallica
Cover band: Masters of Puppets
Even though Metallica didn’t play US Festival ’83, Masters of Puppets will likely perform this Platinum-certified single from their 1991 self-titled album, also known as “The Black Album.” It is included on all Metallica live albums and DVDs released after 1991 and is on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of “500 Songs That Shaped Rock”. In 2008, NASA Mission Control used the song to wake up Space Shuttle astronauts aboard STS-123 on a mission to the International Space Station. Discover Master of Puppets version of the song here.
“Highway to Hell” door AC/DC
Cover band: Bonfire
Following the recent passing of AC/DC founder Malcolm Young, Bonfire fans will demand this track, the opening track from the band’s 1979 album of the same name, which references the band’s demanding touring schedule. , which did not include a stop at US Festival ’83. The number is on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll”. The band’s lead singer, Bon Scott, died seven months after the release of the song and his iconic sixth album. Compare Bonfire live version here.
“Breaking the Law” by Judas Priest
Cover band: Just Like Priest
Just Like Priest will be sure to rock this Judas Priest staple from the band’s 1980 effort, “British Steel”, as it is perhaps the band’s most recognizable song. Just as fun as singing with him, his sound effects are added during the recording session at Tittenhurst Park. The band used milk bottles delivered by the morning milkman to smash glass and guitarist KK Downing used the tremolo arm of his Stratocaster to create a police siren. You can see Just Like Priest’s version here.
“Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne
Cover band: Rhoads to Ozz
Rhoads to Ozz will cover this lead single from Ozzy Osbourne’s 1980 debut solo effort, “Blizzard of Ozz.” It reached No. 9 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart and in 2009, VH1 dubbed it the 23rd “greatest hard rock song of all time”. Guitarist Randy Rhoads was also recognized, as readers of Guitar World magazine ranked his guitar solo as the 9th best. The melody is in the movie “Ghost Rider” and in the video games “Guitar Hero World Tour” and “Rock Band 3”. Watch Rhoads to Ozz’s live version here.
“Nobody Like You” by Scorpions
Cover band: Hurrikane
Hurrikane wouldn’t miss the lead single from the Scorpions’ eighth studio album, 1982’s “Blackout.” It reached No. 65 on the Billboard Hot 100 and appeared in a number of greatest hits-type efforts. The tune has been featured in the TV show “Supernatural”, the movie “Rock of Ages” and the video game “Rock Band 4”. An intriguing fact is that the lyrics were originally written in German and much of their meaning changed during translation. You can see Hurrikane’s version in action here.
“Live Wire” by Motley Crue
Cover band: Motley Crue’d
Motley Crue’d will have to toast Motely Crue’s first single from their 1981 debut album, “Too Fast for Love.” VH1 ranked this song at number 17 on their list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs of All Time. He appears in the movie “Charlie’s Angels” and in the video games “Brutal Legend”, “Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland” and “Saints Row: The Third”. Motley Crue’d offers its version here.
“Rock and Roll” by Led Zeppelin
Cover band: Led Zepagain
Led Zepagain can rehearse with this track from Led Zeppelin’s 1971 album, “Led Zeppelin IV,” even though the classic band didn’t play US Festival ’83. This number was No. 47 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll” and on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Rock Songs of All”. the temperature”. It quickly became the band’s opening gig number and by 1979 had become a solid encore. In 2001 it became the first Led Zeppelin track to be licensed for a TV series – “The Sopranos” – and in 2002 it became one of the first famous classic rock songs to be licensed for use in a TV series. television advertisement – the Cadillac line of General Motors. . by Led Zepagain the version can be seen here.
“The Number of the Beast” from Iron Maiden
Cover band: The Iron Maidens
The Iron Maidens will likely feature this song from the 1982 album of the same name, which remains one of Iron Maiden’s most popular and almost always features on their gig list. Iron Maiden did not grace the 1983 American Festival stage, however, this track ranked No. 7 on VH1’s “40 Greatest Metal Songs” and was featured in video games, such as “Guitar Hero III : Legends of Rock” and “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4” and in the movie “Murder by Numbers”. The Iron Maidens pay tribute with their version here.
“War Pigs” by Black Sabbath
Cover band: Black Sabb*tch
Black Sabbath*tch often plays this Black Sabbath tune featured on their 1970 album, “Paranoid.” Black Sabbath didn’t play at US Festival ’83, but this long-time fan-favorite song landed at No. 56 on Guitar World magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitar Solos” list. An interesting note is that prior to the official release of the anti-war anthem, the band changed its lyrics during their live performances. Watch the cover version here.
“Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
Cover band: Paradise Kitty
Paradise Kitty will probably perform this track from Guns N’ Roses, which didn’t play at US Festival ’83. This song, from the 1987 album, “Appetite for Destruction”, was the band’s first and only No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It was listed as the #5 song of 1988 by Billboard, and Guitar World magazine ranked it #37 on its “100 Greatest Guitar Solos” list. Lead guitarist Slash initially disliked the song, calling it an exercise in string skipping, while lead singer Axl Rose, taking inspiration from Lynyrd Skynyrd, penned the lyrics in an afternoon. Compare Paradise version here.
If you want to go to the Rust Festival
When: Noon to 10 p.m. on November 25.
Where: Santa Anita Park, Infield East, 225 Colorado Place, Arcadia. Enter gate 6.
Tickets: $56 adults, $28 youth 13-17 and free for 12 and under. VIP $112 adults, $84 youth and $56 children. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.