Kevin Alba from MetalAsylum.net has submitted the following report:
HAIL!, the all-star band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed chameleon drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), played its first U.S. show last night (Tuesday, January 26) at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City.
As a special treat for New York, SAVATAGE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery joined the guys on smoking renditions of "Lights Out" by UFO (which Ripper said the band learned just for Eddie Trunk who presented the band tonight because UFO is his favorite band), "Metal Church" by METAL CHURCH (which featured an excellent guitar solo trade-off between Chris and Andreas), and JUDAS PRIEST's "Green Manalishi". Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth from OVERKILL was such a fitting voice for AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" and "TNT", and MOTÖRHEAD's "Overkill", and ANTHRAX's Frank Bello was a ball of energy for MOTÖRHEAD's "Overkill", KISS' "Cold Gin" and ANTHRAX's rendition of "Got The Time".
B.B. King was rather packed with a very energetic audience singing along (especially on "Cold Gin" by KISS), banging their heads and raising their fists to some of metal's greatest anthems. WINGER frontman Kip Winger was also in attendance hanging out and having a good time with his buddies in HAIL! following his guest appearance with WINGER/WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach on VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" taping which will air in late February/early March.
HAIL!'s setlist was as follows:
01. Ace of Spades (MOTÖRHEAD)
02. Territory (SEPULTURA)
03. Grinder (JUDAS PRIEST)
04. Stand Up And Shout (DIO)
05. Balls To The Wall (ACCEPT)
06. Mouth For War/Domination (PANTERA)
07. Walk (PANTERA)
08. Neon Knights (BLACK SABBATH)
09. Wrathchild (IRON MAIDEN)
10. Lights Out (UFO) (w/ Chris Caffery on guitar)
11. Metal Church (METAL CHURCH) (w/ Chris Caffery on guitar)
12. Green Manalishi (JUDAS PRIEST) (w/ Chris Caffery on guitar)
13. Highway To Hell (AC/DC) (w/ Bobby Blitz on vocals)
14. TNT (AC/DC) (w/ Bobby Blitz on vocals)
15. Overkill (MOTÖRHEAD) (w/ Bobby Blitz on vocals and Frank Bello on bass)
16. Got The Time (ANTHRAX) (w/ Frank Bello on bass)
17. Run To The Hills (IRON MAIDEN) (w/ Chris Caffery, Frank Bello and Bobby Blitz on guest vocals)
18. The Four Horsemen (METALLICA)
19. Symptom Of The Universe (BLACK SABBATH)
20. South Of Heaven (SLAYER)
21. Whiplash (METALLICA)
Pictures below were taken by Rich Catino from MetalAsylum.net.