Clutch’s Neil Fallon recently joined forces with father and son duo Delco Detention for a new song titled “The Joy Of Homeschooling.” The collaboration came about after Fallon came across some Clutch and The Company Band covers that Delco Detention shared online.
Clutch have revealed the details for their next virtual concert, “Live From The Doom Saloon – Volume III.” The streaming event will take place on December 18 and tickets can be purchased HERE. The set will also be available on demand until midnight EST on December 20. It’s also worth noting that show donations will benefit Save Our Stages. For now, fans can watch “Live From the Doom Saloon Vol 2.5” below. Neil Fallon commented:
“The ‘Doom Saloon Volume 2’ set was written by a fan. We had over 4000 setlist submissions. We were able to see what songs were the most requested, and for ‘Doom Saloon Volume 3’, we will play the 15 most requested songs from ‘Doom Saloon Volume 2”s setlist requests. It could be thought of as a greatest-hits set as per the fans.”
Clutch will be releasing a new compilation album featuring the various track from their “Weathermaker Vault Series.” The effort, which is titled “Weathermaker Vault Series Volume 1,“ will be available as a CD and digitally on Black Friday (November 27). An opaque white vinyl pressing will also be released next year.
“The Weathermaker Vault Series Volume 1” Track Listing:
01. “Passive Restraints (feat. Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God)
02. “Electric Worry”
03. “Run, John Barleycorn, Run”
04. “Evil” (Cactus/Willie Dixon cover)
05. “Fortunate Son” (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
06. “Algo Ha Cambiado” (Norberto Napolitano cover) (sung in Spanish)
08. “Precious And Grace” (ZZ Top cover)
09. “Smoke Banshee”
10. “Willie Nelson”
Jean-Paul Gaster commented:
“This Clutch release is unique in that we chose to record some of our favorite songs by artists that have provided us with inspiration over the years as well as re-record some Clutch classics. Hitting the studio this way was great to keep our recording chops up as well as celebrate some music that has meant so much to us as fans and musicians.”
Clutch have released a new version of their song “Passive Restraints” as part of their “Weathermaker Vault Series.” The updated take on the track features Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe and an official video for it can be found below:
Neil Fallon commented:
“‘Passive Restraints‘ was one of the first Clutch songs I wrote lyrics to. It was a staple of Clutch sets for years, but fell by the wayside as we wrote more and more songs over the years. When we toured with Lamb Of God a few years back, Randy would often ask us to bring it back into rotation. We dragged our feet and finally we caved. And we were glad we did. Last time Clutch played ‘Copenhell‘ Randy joined us on stage to perform the song. We decided to re-record it for the WM Vault series and thought it was only fitting to have Randy join us.”
“When Clutch asked if I wanted to sing an older song with them during our 2016 tour together, I knew immediately which one I wanted to do- ‘Passive Restraints.’ We performed it in Milwaukee, then again a few years later at ‘Copenhell Fest‘ in Denmark, and I had a blast both times.
I think they were a bit surprised I chose a song released in 1992, but I’ve been a fan for a long time. I’ve followed their development as a band since the early days and have enjoyed every album, but as a musician I know sometimes it’s fun to dust off something you haven’t played in many years and see how it sounds. The song holds up to this day, and I was honored to sing on its re-release.”
Clutch have shared an unboxing video of their new 16-LP box set “The Obelisk.“ The effort will be released on October 24 as part of Record Store Day and it will feature the following albums: “Strange Cousins From The West,“ “Blast Tyrant,“ “Robot Hive – Exodus,“ “Earth Rocker,“ “Psychic Warfare,“ “Full Fathom Five,“ “La Curandera,“ “Live At The Googolplex” (picture disc), “Jam Room” (picture disc), “Pitchfork & Lost Needles” (picture disc), and “Book Of Bad Decisions.“ Only 2,000 copies will be available.
Clutch will be playing another virtual concert on August 7. The show will stream live from the band’s rehearsal space, the “Doom Saloon,” and tickets can be purchased HERE. Those that purchase a signed collector’s bundle will receive audio of the performance on vinyl. It’s worth noting that the group are also challenging fans to create the setlist.
“The thing that makes this stream unique is that Clutch fans will have the opportunity to create their dream setlist from our entire catalog. This means fans can pick from every release starting from our 1991 Pitchfork 7” all the way thru Book of Bad Decisions and the songs from our Vault Series.
The fan whose setlist is chosen will receive a massive prize pack, which includes TremLord 30 combo amplifier from Orange Amps, a stompbox from Creepy Fingers (designed by Fu Manchu’s Brad Davis), a Jim Dunlop Crybaby wah-pedal, a case of Liquid Death mountain water, and Clutch merchandise.
Anyone who misses Live from the Doom Saloon – Volume II concert will be able to stream it on-demand through the weekend, right up till 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, August 9th. The setlist contest winner will be announced during the live stream itself. Show donations will benefit the Innocent Lives Foundation, a charitable organization that combats the trafficking and exploitation of children, of which Fallon is a board member.”
Clutch have digitally released their song “Run, John Barleycorn, Run” as part of their ongoing “Weathermaker Vault Series.” That track was previously only available as part of the band’s 2014 split 7” with Lionize.
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 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.”