Video footage of Vinny Appice (drums; DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL), Carlos Cavazo (guitar; QUIET RIOT, RATT), Rudy Sarzo (bass; QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO) and Mark Slaughter (vocals; SLAUGHTER) performing a cover version of the DIO classic "The Last In Line" on Sunday, December 5 at a Nashville, Tennessee "holiday benefit" to raise funds for the Williamson County Literacy Council's efforts to raise awareness and funds for its GED and education programs can be viewed below. Also performing at the event were Kip Winger (WINGER) and Chas West (JASON BONHAM), among others. The night's setlist included additional covers of "Mob Rules", "War Pigs", "Heaven And Hell", "Rainbow In The Dark", "Immigrant Song", "Rock And Roll", "Kashmir", "Metal Health" and "Cum On Feel The Noize".

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These "benefit" programs are offered to prison inmates and provide an educational requirement. The programs are in danger and in need of funds.

"When I got the call, I jumped at the opportunity to participate with 'Jailhouse Rock'," said Sarzo. "That old cliché fits in this case — insanity is expecting the same results by repeating the same thing over and over again. If you keep locking people up and then don't offer some kind of training program, the results get worse. You gotta give these people a hand up. The outcome has to be better than it is now. With an education program and a job, everyone wins."

Williamson County resident Brent Ware, who organized the "Jailhouse Rock" benefit, said, "In jail you are stuck in an abyss but if the funds are there, the educational programs will get results. There is a lack of funds to pay for the tests involved. Each test costs $65 and the show has the possibility of changing lives, benefiting the community we call Nash-burg and introduce onstage some of the best rockers I know."


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