Russian band Pushking have joined forces with an onslaught of major musicians and vocalists from heavy metal and hard rock to create an impressive line-up on a collaborative album. The release has been titled The World as We Love It, and compiles 19 re-recorded songs from Pushking’s past efforts, with special guests ranging from Paul Stanley (KISS) and Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) to Alice Cooper and Steve Vai!
If you think those four guests listed above is enough, think again. Check out the track listing and the guests on each song by continuing on below.
Billy F. Gibbons – Vocals, Guitar
03. It’ll be OK
Billy F. Gibbons – Vocals
Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) – Guitar
04. Troubled Love
Alice Cooper – Vocals
Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper) – Guitar
05. Stranger’s Song
John Lawton (Uriah Heep) – Vocals
Steve Stevens (Billy Idol / Vince Neil) – Guitar
06. Cut the Wire
Paul Stanley (KISS) – Vocals
Stevie Salas – Guitar
07. My Reflections after Seeing the “Schindler’s List” Movie
Steve Vai – Guitar
08. God Made Us Free
Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Alcatrazz) – Vocals
16. Head Shooter
Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow / Deep Purple) – Vocals
Jorn Lande (Masterplan) – Vocals
18. My Simple Song
Dan McCafferty (Nazareth) – Vocals
Joe Lynn Turner, Eric Martin, Glenn Hughes, Paul Stanley, Graham Bonnet (Vocals)
Steve Lukather (Toto) â€“ Guitar
As a metalhead, when I reviewed the track listing for this CD, I damn near had a seizure! This is an incredible line up of artists ranging through a whole spectrum of styles within hard rock and heavy metal; most of which I grew up listening to.
So who is this Russian band called Pushking then? According to Blabbermouth:
Formed in 1994, Pushking is the culmination of vocalist/main songwriter Konstantin “Koha” Shustarev, guitarists Nikolai Yegerev and Dmitry Losev, bassist Valeriy Sadakov, keyboardist Vicktor Drobysh, and drummer Andrey Kruglov. The chemistry within this band has resulted in a potent brand of rock music, which has preserved through their 15-year career and only gets better. “It was a gas singin’ on their record”, states Glenn Hughes. “Take it from me, it’s the real deal!!”
The new album is produced by Fabrizio Grossi, who has previously worked with Dave Navarro and Toto among many others. The World as We Love It is scheduled for release on February 1, but is now available for pre-order over at Amazon.com.