Watch Metal Allegiance Cover Ozzy Osbourne and Van Halen
While it seems like every band is booking its own cruise and taking its act on the high seas these days, Metal Allegiance are heading the other direction: After making its debut as part of the lineup on Motorhead's Motorboat cruise last year, the all-star metal collective played its first show on dry land Jan. 21.
Uniting an altered and augmented lineup that differed from the Motorboat crew -- whose roster included members of Anthrax, Megadeth and Testament -- Metal Allegiance descended upon the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif., to pay tribute to friends and influences with a set list that included covers of classics from Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Kiss, as well as nods to Van Halen and Ozzy Osbourne, both of which were captured in the fan-shot footage you can watch here.
"It’s just like we’re teenagers sitting around in the basement trading records," Megadeth bassist David Ellefson told Jackson Guitars. “We had to brush up on a few tunes, but for the most part we know all the songs. It’s like having the world’s greatest party in your house."
Members of Pantera, Slayer and Sepultura were on hand for the party earlier this week; you can see it in action above -- in the clip that captures Metal Alliance in the midst of a Van Halen tribute that included 'Running With the Devil,' 'Eruption' and 'You Really Got Me' -- and below, with footage from their cover of Osbourne's 'Diary of a Madman.'
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