Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Etc. Members To Guest On New Ian Hunter Album

Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) has revealed the details for his new album “Defiance Part 1.“ The effort will be released on April 21 and it will feature members of Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Stone Temple Pilots, and more.

Here’s the full list of special guests:

  • Jeff Beck
  • Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
  • Ringo Starr (The Beatles)
  • Slash (Guns N’ Roses)
  • Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses)
  • Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
  • Robert Trujillo (Metallica)
  • Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
  • Brad Whitford (Aerosmith)
  • Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots)
  • Johnny Depp
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Jeff Tweedy (Wilco)
  • Billy Bob Thornton (The Boxmasters)
  • J.D. Andrew (The Boxmasters)
  • Mike Camphell (Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac)
  • Dane Clark (John Mellencamp)
  • Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards)

“Defiance Part 1” Track Listing:

01. “Defiance“:

Dane Clark: Drums
Robert Trujillo: Bass
Slash: Electric, Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Dennis Dibrizzi: Background Vocal
Andy York: Background Vocal
Ian Hunter: Electric Guitar

02. “Bed Of Roses“:

Ringo Starr: Drums
Tony Shanahan: Bass
Mike Campbell: Acoustic and Electric Rhythm Guitars, Slide Guitar, Mandolin
Andy Burton: Organ
Rich Pagano: Tambourine
Andy York: Background Vocals
Ian Hunter: Piano

03. “No Hard Feelings“:

Dane Clark: Drums and Percussion
Johnny Depp: Acoustic and Electric Rhythm Guitars, Slide Guitar, Background Vocals
Jeff Beck: Lead Guitar
Andy York: Electric Guitar, Bass
Ian Hunter: Piano

04. “Pavlov’s Dog“:

Eric Kretz: Drums
Dean DeLeo: Electric Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar
Robert DeLeo: Bass
Dennis Dibrizzi: Background Vocal
Andy York: Background Vocal, Maracas
Ian Hunter: Piano

05. “Don’t Tread On Me“:

Rich Pagano: Drums, Congas, Percussion
Todd Rundgren: Rhythm and Lead Electric Guitars, Background Vocals
Andy Burton: Organ
Andy York: Bass
Ian Hunter: Piano

06. “Guernica“:

Dane Clark: Drums and Percussion
Mike Campbell: Electric Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Joe Elliott: Background Vocals
Andy Burton: Harmonium
Andy York: Bass, Baritone Guitar, Background Vocal
Ian Hunter: Piano

07. “I Hate Hate”

Dane Clark: Drums
Andy Burton: Keyboards
Dennis Dibrizzi: Background Vocals
Andy York: Baritone Guitar, Tambourine, Background Vocals
Ian Hunter: Piano

08. “Angel“:

Taylor Hawkins: Drums, Electric Guitars, Electric Piano, Background Vocals
Duff McKagan: Bass
Brad Whitford: Slide Guitar
Waddy Wachtel: 12-String Acoustic Guitar, Lead Electric Guitars
Ian Hunter: Piano

09. “Kiss N’ Make Up“:

Taylor Hawkins: Drums
Billy Bob Thornton: Percussion, Lead and Backup Vocals
Billy F Gibbons: Electric, Rhythm and Lead Guitars
J.D. Andrew: Bass
James Mastro: Electric Guitar
Rich Pagano: Congas
Andy Burton: Keyboards, Vibes

10. “This Is What I’m Here For“:

Taylor Hawkins: Drums
Waddy Wachtel: Electric Rhythm and Lead Guitars
Joe Elliott: Background Vocals
Paul Page: Bass
Andy Burton: Organ
Andy York: Baritone Guitar
Ian Hunter: Piano

11. “I Hate Hate” (Alternate Version):

Dane Clark: Drums
Jeff Tweedy: Electric Guitars and Bass
Andy Burton: Keyboard
Dennis Dibrizzi: Background Vocal
Andy Burton: Organ
Andy York: Tambourine and Background Vocal
Ian Hunter: Piano

Hunter commented:

“Everybody’s sitting around. It’s Covid. Nobody’s going anywhere. We started sending them out. Slash started doing something.

Robert Trujillo from METALLICA. Ringo Starr, Mike Campbell. Joe Elliott is on a few tracks. Johnny Depp said, ‘Jeff Beck‘s with me and we’d like to do a couple of songs.’

I know Todd Rundgren, I toured with Todd way back, he’s done an amazing job. Billy Gibbons. Billy Bob Thornton and JD Andrew from THE BOXMASTERS.

It’s never ending. I mean, every day we’d get a phone call, this guy wants to do it, that guy wants to do it. It was like, I can’t believe this.”

The effort’s first single, “Bed Of Roses,” can be found below: