Clutch Announce Virtual Show With Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo, & Saul

Clutch will be livestreaming a show from their “Doom Saloon” rehearsal space on May 27. The event, which is called “Live From The Doom Saloon Volume 1,” will also feature Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo, and Saul. Tickets will be available HERE on May 20 at 7am PDT/10am EDT. Clutch frontman Neil Fallon said the following:

“Over the past weeks, CLUTCH has been streaming very short sets on our YouTube channel, OfficialClutch. We are excited to announce that we will be playing a much longer set and teaming up with Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo and Saul for a virtual four-band bill. Doors are at 3:30 p.m., Saul goes on at 4 p.m., followed by Blacktop Mojo at 4:35 p.m. and Crowbar at 5:10 p.m. Clutch’s set will start at approximately 5:55 p.m. All times are Eastern Standard Time. Have a beer in your pajamas!”

Clutch Release New Version Of “Smoke Banshee”

Clutch have released a new version of “Smoke Banshee” as part of their ongoing “Weathermaker Vault Series.” You can find that below, along with another live set from the band’s rehearsal space. Neil Fallon commented:

“As 2019 drew to a close, we started digging into songs we hadn’t played in quite some time. We had forgotten how much we enjoyed playing ‘Smoke Banshee’. The version on ‘Pure Rock Fury’ is a hybrid of a live and studio performance. So when we made our list of candidates for the ‘Vault Series’, it was an easy choice to give ‘Smoke Banshee’ a full studio recording.”

Clutch Release “Monsters, Machines, And Mythological Beasts” Compilation

Clutch have released a new digital compilation titled “Monsters, Machines, And Mythological Beasts”. The effort features various tracks that were taken from “Robot Hive/Exodus”, “Book Of Bad Decisions”, “Pitchfork & Lost Needles”, “Earth Rocker”, “Strange Cousins From The West”, “Live At The 9:30”, “Psychic Warfare” and “Jam Room”. Neil Fallon commented:

“Many Clutch songs are inspired by, or make reference to, monsters, machines, and mythological beasts. That’s because my parents never allowed me to bring a copy of Heavy Metal magazine into their house. But I figured out some workarounds. I’m still doing the same.”

Clutch Share Video For New Version Of “Willie Nelson”

Clutch have premiered a new video for their new version of “Willie Nelson.” This version of the track is from the band’s ongoing “Weathermaker Vault Series.” Neil Fallon commented:

“Willie Nelson is a song we wrote close to 20 years ago. It started making appearances in our sets recently, so we figured now was a good time to re-record it. This time around Shawna Potter (War On Women) added back up vocals. And for what it’s worth, ‘Red Headed Stranger‘ gets regular play on our tour bus.”

Clutch Release New Version Of “Spacegrass”

Clutch have released a new version of “Spacegrass.” This version of the track is from the band’s ongoing “Weathermaker Vault Series.” Neil Fallon commented:

“The lyrics got their start originally from something Tim wrote. It involved a Dodge Swinger and Jesus. I added some words and one of them was ‘AstroTurf,’ but that had one too many syllables. So I changed it to ‘Spacegrass’ – and the rest is history.“

Clutch To Perform “Blast Tyrant” In Full During New Year’s Eve Show

Clutch have announced that they will be performing “Blast Tyrant” in full during their New Year’s Eve Show in Philadelphia, PA. This is one of three special shows that the band have planned for the end of the year. The group will be wrapping up 2019 with three concerts that will feature completely different sets. Here’s the dates:

12/29 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12/30 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/31 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (performing “Blast Tyrant“)

Clutch Premiere Music Video For Their Cover Of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son”

Clutch have premiered a new video for their cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son.” This track is the latest song in the band’s “Weathermaker Vault Series.” The group dedicated the cover to their late manager Jack Flanagan and Tim Sult even paid tribute to him in the video by playing his 90’s Les Paul.

Jean-Paul Gaster commented:

“Growing up it was hard not to hear CCR’s Fortunate Son on the radio, on TV or even at the county fair. The groovy backbeat and sloshy hi-hats that introduce John Fogerty’s timeless lyrics written so many years ago could be found everywhere. While it may be true to say that Fortunate Son could be seen as a political song we think it’s bigger than that. For us, Fortunate Son is an inspirational song. For that reason we’d like to dedicate the song to the most inspirational person we’ve ever had in our lives, our late manager Jack Flanagan. Jack Flanagan was no Fortunate son. He worked tirelessly and passionately all the while keeping a razor-sharp sense of humor until his last days. Thank you, Jack, for making us better than we ever thought we could be.”

Clutch & GWAR Pay Tribute To Late Manager Jack Flanagan

Clutch and GWAR’s longtime manager Jack Flanagan has sadly passed away. Both bands confirmed the news on social media, while also paying tribute to their late friend.

Here’s Clutch’s statement:

“We lost a hero today. Jack Flanagan was super human in every way. For 25 years, Jack guided the band through every conceivable situation with a precision and enthusiasm that will never be matched. It was only with Jack’s guidance and vision that we four young men were able to build a career out of rock and roll. His insight, his passion for the music, his love for all those around him, and his sense of humor, made him someone we couldn’t wait to see again. We were always excited when he would come visit us on the road or, even better, travel with us for a couple nights. Then it’d be like the old days again, when Jack was our road manager… and we’d all be on the bus together riding to the next gig, listening to the The Pogues, and cracking jokes. Jack Flanagan was the best manager, mentor, and friend we could have ever hoped for. Jack, thank you for making us better than we ever thought we could be.”

Here’s GWAR’s statement:

“Today we lost GWAR’s longtime manager and friend Jack Flanagan. Jack played a huge role in the career of GWAR and the lives of members of the Slave Pit for more than two decades. Jack was a staple in the punk and metal scene up and down the east coast since the 80’s, first playing with his band The Mob, and then as a figure in the music industry. No one believed in GWAR and supported the band and its members more than Jack Flanagan. We are eternally grateful, and will miss him more than words can express. #GWAR #JackFlanaganRIP”