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On This Day in Metal: May 20th 1985 The Hear 'N Aid single "Stars" was recorded at A&M Studios in Los Angeles
The song "Stars" was recorded on 20 and 21 May 1985 with the first session at Sound City Studios and then the second session moving to A&M Studios Studio A, where "We Are The World" was recorded. It was edited and mixed at Rumbo Recorders and mastered at Artisan Sound.
The project included contributions from Ted Nugent, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tommy Aldridgeand members of Dio, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Quiet Riot, Dokken, Mötley Crüe, Twisted Sister, Queensrÿche, Blue Öyster Cult, Vanilla Fudge, Y&T, Rough Cutt, Giuffria, Journey, W.A.S.P. and Night Rangeras well as the parody band Spinal Tap. Lead vocals were shared between Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, Kevin DuBrow, Eric Bloom, Geoff Tate, Dave Meniketti, Don Dokken, and Paul Shortino. Vivian Campbell, Carlos Cavazo, Buck Dharma, Brad Gillis, Craig Goldy, George Lynch, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie Ojeda, and Neal Schon all added guitar solos. Iron Maiden's Dave Murray and Adrian Smith were in the middle of their 'World Slavery Tour' at the time and flew in to attend the main session.