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Listen: Motörhead and Saxon’s Biff Byford Cover Rainbow’s “Starstruck”

  • Axl Rosenberg

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The first single from This is Your Life, the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album featuring everyone and their mother, has been released: it’s Motörhead and Saxon vocalist Biff Byford covering “Starstruck,” from Rainbow’s 1976 album, Rising. It’s pretty good. I mean, it sounds like Motörhead playing Rainbow with the dude from Saxon doing vocals. It would be nice if it deviated a little more from the original, but it’s certainly not bad. Listen:

And here’s the original, for the five of you have never heard it before:

This is Your Life comes out April 1. It will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund

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