Red Fang Share Cover Of AC/DC’s “Hells Bells”

Red Fang have released their cover of AC/DC‘s “Hells Bells.” This track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ upcoming “Back In Black“ tribute album, which will be released on December 3 alongside another AC/DC tribute album called “Best Of AC/DC [Redux].”

Red Fang’s Bryan Giles commented:

“I saw AC/DC in 1988 at the TCC in Tucson, AZ. It was the second arena rock show of my young life. What struck me then and still sticks with me today is how perfectly they harnessed the power of the blues for a rock style. Even though they brought out cannons for ‘For Those About to Rock‘ and had the requisite lights and pyro, it was a 100 percent no-bullshit, go-for-the-throat show. They’re the best band in the world at stripping all artifice and bringing pure beauty. They’re a constant reminder that in songwriting, less can be way more.

Covering ‘Hells Bells‘ was pretty intimidating to me initially. How do you improve on a benchmark song like that? It’s expertly constructed and has so much personality that falling short of the original is guaranteed. When David [Sullivan, guitarist] played the intro guitar part at practice with a darker turn to it, I immediately felt more confident since it leaned more into our sensibility. If you can’t play it better, make it your own animal. I hope people can enjoy our version in its own light. Let there be rock!”

[via Revolver]

Former Accept Members Peter Baltes & Udo Dirkschneider Guest On Howling Giant’s Cover Of AC/DC’s “Shoot To Thrill”

Ex-Accept members Peter Baltes and Udo Dirkschneider are featured on Howling Giant’s cover of AC/DC’s “Shoot To Thrill.” You can check that out below. The track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ “Back In Black“ tribute album, which will be released on December 3 alongside another AC/DC tribute album called “Best Of AC/DC [Redux].”

Peter’s son Sebastian Baltes, who handles bass and vocals for Howling Giant, commented:

“I’ve loved ‘Shoot To Thrill’ and AC/DC since the first time I have heard this track at the age of eight. This great classic very much embodies the sound of the Australian giants. Being able to arrange our own version while working with my father and Udo has been a wonderful opportunity that brought things full circle.”

Peter added:

“AC/DC has been the soundtrack to my life. A few years back, we [Accept] were opening for two giant AC/DC shows in Germany, which, to me, was one of the greatest experiences ever.”

[via Rock Hard]

Whores. & Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher Team Up For Cover Of AC/DC’s “Have A Drink On Me”

Whores. and Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher have released a cover of AC/DC‘s “Have A Drink On Me.” This track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ “Back In Black“ tribute album, which will be released on December 3 alongside another AC/DC tribute album called “Best Of AC/DC [Redux].” Whores.’s Christian Lembach commented:

“I grew up listening to AC/DC, like everyone else. They were one of the first bands I heard that felt like a real rock and roll band, totally divorced from artifice. I still listen to them regularly, and we start every tour with ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)‘ because it’s true. One of the most important bands in my life. I was a little concerned with the song we covered, because it’s very different from our style. We just asked ourselves, ‘What would Harvey Milk do?’ It was pretty easy after that.”

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

Magnetic Eye Records Reveal Full Track Listings For Upcoming AC/DC Tribute Albums

Magnetic Eye Records have officially revealed the full track listings for their upcoming AC/DC tribute albums. As previously reported, those efforts include a “Back In Black“ tribute album called “Back In Black [Redux]” and another tribute record called “The Best Of AC/DC.”

“Back In Black [Redux]” Track Listing:

01. Red Fang – “Hells Bells”
02. Howling Giant (feat. Udo Dirkschneider) – “Shoot To Thrill”
03. Supersuckers – “What Do You Do For Money Honey”
04. Smoking Lightning – “Givin The Dog A Bone”
05. Heavy Temple (feat. Valient Himself) – “Let Me Put My Love Into You”
06. Besvärjelsen – “Back In Black”
07. Jakethehawk (feat. Patrick Waters) – “You Shook Me All Night Long”
08. Whores (feat. Bill Kelliher) – “Have A Drink On Me”
09. Early Man – “Shake A Leg”
10. Earthride – “Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution”

“The Best Of AC/DC” Track Listing:

01. Witchskull – “Sin City”
02. Kal-El – “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N Roll)”
03. Bob Balch & Tony Reed – “What’s Next To The Moon”
04. Kryptograf – “Bad Boy Boogie”
05. Blue Heron – “Walk All Over You”
06. Supersuckers – “Overdose”
07. Riff Lord – “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)”
08. Solace – “Whole Lotta Rosie”
09. Red Mesa – “If You Want Blood”
10. Ghost Ship Ritual – “The Razors Edge”
11. Caustic Casanova – “Dog Eat Dog”
12. Electric Frankenstein – “High Voltage”
13. Domkraft – “Night Prowler”

Magnetic Eye Records’ Jadd Shickler commented:

“Our Redux releases have always been and will always be works of pure love and respect for truly amazing bands and albums, our way of celebrating classics and paying proper homage to the artists who’ve made some of the most meaningful music of our lives. We take the overwhelming response as a sign of trust and support for the dedication that goes into the Redux series, and we’re thankful for the amazing response! Even with the industry-wide delays on vinyl production, we’ll be making our strongest efforts to deliver these albums into everyone’s hands before the end of 2021.”

Pre-orders are available via Kickstarter.

Red Fang, Howling Giant, Etc. To Contribute To Magnetic Eye Records’ Upcoming AC/DC Tribute Albums

Magnetic Eye Records are planning to release two new AC/DC tribute albums. This includes a “Back In Black“ tribute album called “Back In Black Redux” and another tribute record called “The Best Of AC/DC.” Several of the participating artists have been confirmed including: Red Fang, Howling Giant (with ex-Accept members Udo Dirkschneider and Peter Baltes), Supersuckers, Domkraft, Heavy Temple, Early Man, Kal-El, Besvärjelsen, Witch Skull, Smoking Lightning, Blue Heron, Jakethehawk, and Earthride. Pre-orders are available via Kickstarter.

[via The PRP]