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Yngwie Malmsteen and Dio Do An Awesome 'Dream On' Cover 

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments5 Comments
This is an awesome cover of Aerosmith's "Dream On" by Yngwie Malmsteen and Dio. The cover isn't as good as the original (which also happens to be my favorite song) but this cover is darn good.


I don't remember ever hearing this before (although I probably have), so I thought I would share with you today. Enjoy.


Reader Comments (5)

Interesting cover. Dio sounds great, and actually doesn't oversing as he tended to do from time to time. He uses his extremely powerful voice to deliver a great vocal performance on this song. Yngwie however, despite his incredible technical ability, has no concept whatsoever of subtlety. His answer to everything is always, "Shove in as many notes as possible all the time." His neoclassical guitar wankery has no place in "Dream On." If I may borrow from a great song by the Good Rats, "You gotta play tasty."
February 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob
This is an amazing cover, the original blows it out of the water, but this is fantastic!! Dio had an incredible voice, and Yngwie is one of the greatest guitarists of all time, can you even get a better combination?
February 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj
Bob and DJ, unbelievably, I agree with all of your comments combined!

And Bob! -- Good Rats! Yes! And I love that song. Though I must say, I saw Malmsteen with Steeler in 1983 and he totally blew the lid off my brain, overplayin' it and all!
February 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metoalboy! my friend, I'm with ya. Yngwie's overplaying was absolutely awesome in Steeler. that solo at the beginning of Hot On Your Heels is still one of the most mind-melting metal moments of all time. and Ron keel screaming his a** off really put it over the top.
February 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Bob! Tell ya what else blew my mind when I saw that Steeler gig -- the way Malmesteen kept flingin' that geetar around his shoulder. I had never seen that kind of stage craft before then, nor heard anyone live who played that fast. Astounding!
February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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