Sammy Hagar & The Circle Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of David Bowie’s “Heroes”

Sammy Hagar & The Circle have premiered a new video for their cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Lockdown 2020” and all proceeds from it will be donated to food banks nationwide. Hagar commented:

“David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ is one of my favorite songs ever, and a chance to tip our hat to all those frontline workers on every level from the grocery stores, to the policeman and firefighters, doctors etc. that put their own lives at risk & do their jobs to help others. For us it kind of sums up 2020, the whole year. And to release it so close to David Bowie’s birthday just makes it that more special.”

Slipknot, Foo Fighters, & Jane’s Addiction Members To Perform As Ground Control At Upcoming David Bowie Tribute Concert

More artists have been added to the upcoming David Bowie tribute show including the supergroup Ground Control, which features Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, and Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney. The streaming event, which is being called “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!,” will take place on January 8 and it will also feature members of Bowie‘s band, as well as Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Corey Glover (Living Colour), Boy George, Peter Frampton, and more. Tickets can be found HERE.

Sammy Hagar & The Circle To Release “Lockdown 2020” In January

Sammy Hagar & The Circle have announced a new album titled “Lockdown 2020.” The effort will be released on January 8 and it will feature mostly covers that were tracked during the band’s “Lockdown Sessions.” Fans that pre-order the album will receive the group’s cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” as an instant-grat track. Notably, all proceeds from that single will be donated to food banks nationwide.

“Lockdown 2020” Track Listing:

01. “Funky Feng Shui”
02. “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (The Who cover)
03. “Good Enough” (Van Halen cover)
04. “Three Little Birds” (Bob Marley cover)
05. “Whole Lotta Rosie” (AC/DC cover)
06. “For What It’s Worth” (Buffalo Springfield cover)
07. “Keep A-Knockin'” (Little Richard cover)
08. “Right Now” (Van Halen cover)
09. “Don’t Tell Me What Love Can Do” (Van Halen cover)
10. “Sympathy For The Human” (Sammy Hagar & The Wabos cover)
11. “Heroes” (David Bowie cover)

Hagar commented:

“When we first start doing these lockdown sessions, it was only meant to stay in touch with the fans until we could get back out on the road again. But as the weeks and months drew on, it also became a fun way to keep the band together, musically and creatively.”

He also added the following about “Heroes,” which was the last track that the band recorded for the album:

“With the addition of ‘Heroes’, it made sense to help those who are struggling from the effects of COVID-19. It probably wouldn’t have happened without it.”

Psychosexual (Ex-Five Finger Death Punch) Release New Covers EP “Songs To Stalk You By”

Psychosexual, the band fronted by ex-Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer, have released a new covers EP titled “Songs To Stalk You By.“ The effort includes the group’s takes on KISS’ “Watchin’ You,” Stone Temple Pilots’ “Sex Type Thing,” Queensrÿche’s “Gonna Get Close To You,” Type O Negative’s “Love You To Death,” David Bowie’s “Love You Till Tuesday,” and The Police’s “Every Breath You Take.” Notably, ex-Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook guests on “Watchin’ You” and “Gonna Get Close To You.” Spencer commented:

“This is a fun little compilation of bands I love. There is definitely a tongue-in-cheek creepiness to the themes that tie the songs together, and that’s what made them so much fun to record. The fact that stalking and social distancing go hand-in-hand is just a happy coincidence.”

Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Etc. Members To Take Part In Virtual David Bowie Tribute Concert

Various artists will be paying tribute to the late David Bowie with a special virtual concert on January 8, 2021. The event, which is being called “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!,” was organized by Bowie‘s longtime bandmate Mike Garson and tickets for it can be found HERE. In addition to members of Bowie‘s band, the show will also feature Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Corey Glover (Living Colour), and more.

Death Angel Premiere Video For Cover Of Queen & David Bowie’s “Under Pressure”

Death Angel have premiered a new video for their cover of Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure.” That single is the title track of the band’s new acoustic EP, which was released today (October 9). In addition to the cover, the effort also features a new song titled “Faded Remains” and new acoustic versions of “A Room With A View” and “Revelation Song.“

Mark Osegueda said the following about the EP:

“The ‘Under Pressure‘ EP is something I feel that we needed to release during these very frustrating times…These are very heavy times…And although it’s an all acoustic EP, It’s heavy in a different sense of the word. And music is how we express ourselves best!

These times will eventually pass and we shall all regroup and once again celebrate the other side of HEAVY that is the foundation of our truly fantastic Metal scene! Until then…Stay safe, healthy, and happy! I hope you enjoy!!”

Rob Cavestany added:

“What started out as simply expressing emotion through music as a cathartic reaction to the madness engulfing our world has turned into our first EP. Pure, raw and spontaneous, it’s also our first all acoustic release. Hoping this offering finds you well and brings warmth to your heart and soul. Together we shall overcome! Thank you for listening.”

New Metallica, Iron Maiden, AC/DC. Etc. 1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Release In September

Zee Productions will be releasing a new line of 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles on September 18. This includes puzzles based on the artwork for various albums by Metallica, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, KISS, Queen, etc.

The following statement was issued:

“Rock Saws just got twice as intense!

We are proud to be rolling out 1000 piece variants of some of our all time classic puzzles. That much harder, but that much more rewarding, these 1000 piece variants have been in demand for a long time.

Our first round of officially licensed 1000 piece puzzles includes: Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast,” Metallica’s “Master Of Puppets,” Queen’s “Queen II” and “A Night At The Opera,” Elton John’s “Captain Fantastic and the Dirt Brown Cowboy” and “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Man,” KISS’s “Destroyer,” The Rolling Stones “It’s Only Rock And Roll,” David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell,” and of course Nirvana’s “Nevermind!”

This is a veritable embarrassment of riches and a must for any puzzle loving rock and roller, or simply those of us who wish to engage with classic album art in a whole new way.

See the full range, and pre-order yours here: https://bit.ly/ZEE-1000PUZ

PS: What other puzzles do you want to see as 1000 piece variants? We have our own ideas but would love your input!”

Listen To System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian & John Dolmayan Cover David Bowie’s “Starman”

John Dolmayan is streaming a cover of David Bowie‘s ”Starman“ from his These Grey Men project. The track features his System Of A Down bandmate Serj Tankian and it will appear on These Grey Men’s self-titled debut album, which is set to be released on February 28.

Tim “Ripper” Owens Says He Would Like To Record A Cover Of Queen’s “Under Pressure” With Rob Halford

During a recent appearance on the “Ouch, You’re On My Hair” podcast, ex-Judas Priest vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens said he would like to collaborate with the band’s longstanding frontman Rob Halford. Specifically, Owens said he would “love to” record a cover of Queen’s “Under Pressure” with Halford.

Owens said the following when asked about a possible collaboration:

“We’ve never talked about it, which would be pretty awesome. Rob and I are friends, and it’s great… I would love to do something with Rob, and I’ve always thought about it, and I think the fans would love it. Even if we do a song or two.

Somebody laughed when I said this, but for the last 15 years, I’ve always said, man, I would love to do the song ‘Under Pressure’ with Rob. It would be a great over. And it’s funny, ’cause [that song features] two of my favorite singers, Freddie [Mercury] and especially David Bowie — I absolutely love David Bowie — and for Rob and I to do it, I think it would be an amazing thing.

I think it would be awesome to work with Rob. And I’m still great friends with the Priest camp and great friends with Rob. So it would be pretty awesome.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ministry, Tenacious D, Stitched Up Heart, Etc. Members Added To Second Annual “Above Ground” Benefit Concert

More artists have been added to the second annual “Above Ground” benefit concert. The event will take place at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on September 16 and the updated lineup includes: Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Billy Idol, Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Jack Black (Tenacious D), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Juliette Lewis, Steve Vai, Mike Garson (David Bowie), Brad Wilk (Prophets Of Rage/Rage Against The Machine), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Carmine Rojas (David Bowie), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Franky Perez (Deadland Ritual), Twiggy, Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Mixi Demner (Stitched Up Heart), Jason Christopher (Prong), Etty Lauy Farrell (Kind Heaven Orchestra), Erik Eldenius (Billy Idol), Paul Trudeau (Billy Idol), Donovan Leitch, and Julie Mintz. As previously reported, the all-star band will be playing David Bowie’s “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” and The Stooges’ self-titled debut album in full. Profits will be donated to MusiCares.