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Black Sabbath/Deep Purple/Iron Maiden/Metallica Supergroup to Release Single in June

Two songs by WhoCares, a musical project featuring past and current members of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Metallica, will be released in the United States as a CD single on June 27, according to Black-Sabbath.com. Proceeds will go toward the rebuilding of a music school in Gyumri, Armenia.

The songs -- “Out of My Mind” and “Holy Water” -- were recorded in September 2010 and feature a star-studded lineup, including Tony Iommi, guitars (Black Sabbath); Ian Gillan, vocals (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath); Jason Newsted, bass (Metallica, Voivoid, Flotsam & Jetsam); Niko McBrain, drums (Iron Maiden); Jon Lord, keyboards (Deep Purple) and Linde Linstrom, guitars (HIM, a Finnish band).

The single will be released in Europe on May 24 and available for digital download on May 6.

Check out this video about the WhoCares project.

Visit black-sabbath.com for more info.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.