ATN Tribute Sunday: Oh No!! A Queen Cover Album

Ted Nugent covering Queen? What is this world coming to?

Where do B-level heavy metal stars go when those leather pants get a little

binding and they just can't hit those glass-shattering notes anymore? The

tribute aisle, of course.

The latest grave to be desecrated is that of

Queen, who get a serious working-over on Dragon Attack: A Tribute to

Queen, a plodding, dunder-headed 11-pack of covers featuring a who's-that?

of hard rock.

The album, on the appropriately-named Triage Records label,

counts among it's "Wealth of Talent" (their quote, not ours), The Babys' Ricky

Phillips, Tony Franklin (The Firm), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod

Stewart), Marty Friedman (Megadeth), Tommy Aldridge and Rudy Sarzo

(Whitesnake), ex-Kiss members Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick, Jeff Scott Soto

(Yngwie Malmsteen), Robby Kreiger (Doors), Ted Nugent, Lemmy Kilmister

(Motorhead), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath), Yngwie Malmsteen and

Armored Saint's Joey Vera and John Bush, the latter now of Anthrax.


one painful listen, all we can say is these guys could have honored Freddy

Mercury's name a lot more if they'd just kept it to themselves.