“It’s an awesome song,” drummer Carmine Appice tells Classic Rock. “The song was originally about growing up and having monsters in your closet, but Paul (Shortino, the band’s new singer) did a tremendous job of patching in a few of Ronnie’s classic lyrics about wizards, dragons, sacred hearts and rainbows in the dark.
“We went ahead and did this because I was very close to Ronnie until he died and so, of course, was Paul. It felt like a really good thing to do; when we recorded it I could feel my hair stand up on end. Everyone that hears the song loves it.”
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King Kobra release a self-titled reunion album via Frontiers Records on April 18. The band’s new line-up features former members David Michael-Philips (guitar), Mick Sweda (guitar) and Johnny Rod (bass), with former Rough Cutt/Quiet Riot singer Paul Shortino taking the place of Mark (now Marcie) Free.