New Playlist 101: 18 Covers of Rainbow's "Kill the King"!
8/3/2018 by Frank Hill

British hard rock band Rainbow released their third studio album 'Long Live Rock 'n' Roll' in 1978. It was the last to feature legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio. On that album is a song with a propulsive riff that influenced scores of power metal bands over the years--the phenomenal "Kill the King".

Check out our list of 18 versions from Metallica, Adrenaline Mob, Jorn, Stratovarius, Primal Fear and many more here...[Full Column Link]

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