On March 4, Dani Buarque of the “Lokaos Rock Show” conducted an interview with bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) about HAIL! — the supergroup featuring vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, BEYOND FEAR), guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) and drummer Paul Bostaph (TESTAMENT, SLAYER, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN) — after the band’s concert at Blackmore Bar in São Paulo, Brazil. The 13-minute clip, which includes performance footage, can be seen below.
HAIL!‘s setlist was as follows:
01. Ace of Spades (MOTÖRHEAD cover)
02. Territory (SEPULTURA cover)
03. Stand Up and Shout (DIO cover)
04. Symphony of Destruction (MEGADETH cover)
05. Children of The Damned (IRON MAIDEN cover)
06. Burn In Hell / Desert Plains (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
07. Seek And Destroy (METALLICA cover)(Guest guitar: Yohan Kisser)
08. Mob Rules (BLACK SABBATH cover) (Guest vocals: João Luiz)
09. Get Back (THE BEATLES cover) (Just Intro)
10. Blitzkrieg Bop (RAMONES cover)
11. Walk (PANTERA cover) (Guest drums: Edu Garcia)
12. Johnny B. Goode (CHUCK BERRY cover) (Just first half)
13. Fucking Hostile (PANTERA cover) (Guest drums: Edu Garcia)
14. Living After Midnight (JUDAS PRIEST cover) (Guest guitar: Silvio Golfetti)
15. South of Heaven (SLAYER cover) (Guest guitar: Silvio Golfetti)
16. Madhouse (ANTHRAX cover) (First half until chorus)
17. Creeping Death (METALLICA cover)
18. Peace Sells (MEGADETH cover)
19. Balls to the Wall (ACCEPT cover)
20. Heaven and Hell (BLACK SABBATH cover)
21. T.N.T. (AC/DC cover)
22. Painkiller (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
23. Refuse/Resist (SEPULTURA cover)
A slightly different lineup of HAIL! — featuring Owens, Bostaph, Lomenzo and guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND) completed a tour of China and Taiwan in December.
HAIL! is planning to release a DVD that will capture the band’s entire history and spotlight all of its live shows and special guests and contain exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from its travels, rehearsals, soundchecks, interviews, meet-and-greets.
In April 2010 it was announced that SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray had joined HAIL! He was supposed to replace the group’s original member, David Ellefson, who was unable to take part in HAIL!‘s touring activities due to his renewed collaboration with MEGADETH.
Gray was found dead in an Iowa hotel room in May 2010. He was 38 years old.