Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)

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"Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)"
Song by Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper
from the album Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by The X-Files
ReleasedMarch 26, 1996
Recorded1995 at NRG Studios, Los Angeles
Length4:13
Label Warner Bros. Records
Songwriter(s) Rob Zombie
Charlie Clouser
Alice Cooper
Producer(s) Charlie Clouser
Terry Date
Rob Zombie

"Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)" is a song created and sung by Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper which can be found on the Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by The X-Files compilation album for music featured in or inspired by the popular TV series The X-Files . Rob Zombie described his collaboration with Alice Cooper on the song as one of the "great moments where you really feel like you've made your dreams come true". [1] Zombie and Cooper were nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1997 for the song, losing out to Rage Against the Machine's "Tire Me". [2]

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The song is also featured on Rob Zombie's album Past, Present & Future and once again as a remixed version on Alice Cooper's The Life and Crimes box set.

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