[ Video ] Contraband: All the Way to Memphis

Session bands are common, but none seemed as unbalanced as Contraband. A versatile drummer at the height of his career (Bobby Blotzer from Ratt), a bassist in an all-chick metal band (Share Pederson from Vixen), a guitar-god (Michael Schenker), a former partner of Axel Rose (Tracii Guns from L.A. Guns; now you know from where the “Guns” part of that famous band came), and a…singer (Richard Black from Shark Island—what’s that?) They should have been called Contra(diction)band. The song itself is not bad. Staple song: This is how you should properly assemble a session group. Smoke On The Water – Rock Aid Armenia: Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple), Brian May (Queen), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), and more. (But what is Bryan Adams doing here?)