Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC) Recruits Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Blink-182, & Ex-Skid Row Members For Remake Of Ram Jam’s “Black Betty”

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC) has teamed up with Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), and Travis Barker (Blink-182) for a remake Of Ram Jam’s “Black Betty.” The new track is titled “She Gets Me High” and it is expected to be released “soon.” Bach commented on Instagram:

“COMING SOON: ‘She Gets Me High’ by @rundmc @dmcmakescomics @kingdmc with ME on vocals 🎤 @mr.mickmars from #MotleyCrue on Guitar 🎸 @duffmckagan from #GunsNRoses on Bass 🎻 and @travisbarker from @blink182 on the Drums 🥁 the song is a remake of Black Betty by Ram Jam and it kicks complete and total ass in every way!! I CANT WAIT FOR YOU ALL TO CRANK THIS UP!!!!! Check out the new article from @spinmag in Stories!!!!”

Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) Shares Behind The Scenes Look At His “Atone” Video

Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) has shared a behind the scenes look at his recently released music video for “Atone.“ The track, which features Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Greg Puciato (The Black Queen, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), and Gil Sharon (Stolen Babies, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), will appear on Cantrell’s upcoming album “Brighten.” That effort will be released on October 29.

Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) Premieres “Atone” Music Video

Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) has premiered a new video for his new song “Atone.” This track is from his new solo album “Brighten,” which will be released on October 29.

Cantrell said the following about the new song:

“As a fan of Ennio Morricone scores and Sergio Leone movies, it’s got a bit of that outlaw vibe, with a cool psycho hillbilly stomp. It’s been kicking around in my head for like 20-plus years, haunting me. Sometimes it takes a while for a good idea to find its best form. Such was the case with ‘Atone.’”

He also added the following about the album, which was co-produced by Tyler Bates and engineered by Paul Fig:

“It was like an old school seventies record where a multitude of musicians played. So it’s not a set band. I got to make music with a bunch of people I never had before, along with friends like Duff [McKagan], Tyler [Bates], and Gil [Sharone] who I’ve worked with previously.”

Here’s a list of contributing artists:

  • Greg Puciato (The Black Queen, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.)
  • Gil Sharone (Saudade, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.)
  • Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses)
  • Abe Laboriel, Jr. (Paul McCartney, etc.)
  • Michael Rozon
  • Vincent Jones (ex-The Grapes Of Wrath, etc.)
  • Jordan Lewis
  • Lola Bates
  • Matias Ambrogi-Torres

Here’s the track listing:

01. “Atone”
02. “Brighten”
03. “Prism Of Doubt”
04. “Black Hearts And Evil Done”
05. “Siren Song”
06. “Had To Know”
07. “Nobody Breaks You”
08. “Dismemebered”
09. “Goodbye” (Elton John cover)

[via Rolling Stone]

Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) Confirms Guns N’ Roses & Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan Members Will Be Featured On His New Single

Following some rumors, Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) has officially confirmed that Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Greg Puciato (Killer Be Killed, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.), and Gil Sharone (Team Sleep, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) will be featured on his new solo single. You can see photos from a recent video shoot below:

Judas Priest, Halestorm, Etc. Members Added To Virtual Ronnie James Dio Birthday Fundraiser

More artists have been added to the “Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday” virtual fundraiser. That event will take place on July 10 and tickets can be purchased at rollinglivestudios.com.

Here’s the newly announced guests: Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), John Bush (Armored Saint), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake), Lena Hall (“Hedwig And The Angry Inch”), Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs, etc.), Derek St, Holmes (Vanilla Fudge, Michael Schenker Group), Scott Travis (Judas Priest), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), and The Warning,

Here’s the previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath), Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, Shout), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Journey), Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses), Lita Ford, Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple), Terry Ilous (ex-Great White), Liliac, Sean McNabb (ex-Quiet Riot), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner), Rudy Sarzo (ex-Quiet Riot), Paul Shortino (ex-Rough Cutt), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Wildside), Wyn Davis, and Ronnie’s widow Wendy Dio.

The Dio band, Oni Logan, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Rowan Robertson, and Bjorn Englen, will perform as well. Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield will also be on hand conducting interviews.

Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Reportedly Films Music Video For New Solo Single With Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan

Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell recently filmed a music video for a new song from his upcoming solo album. Notably, some rumors have also been circulating that seem to suggest that Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan was involved in the video shoot as well.

[via The PRP]

Watch Video For “Live By The Gun” From Duff McKagan’s Pre-Guns N’ Roses Band The Living

The Living, the band which featured Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on guitar, John Conte on vocals, Todd Fleischman on bass, and Greg Gilmore (Mother Love Bone) on drums, have shared a new video for their song “Live By The Gun.” This track is from their debut album “The Living: 1982,” which will finally be released tomorrow (April 16).

Duff McKagan’s Pre-Guns N’ Roses Band The Living To Release “The Living: 1982” In April

Duff McKagan’s pre-Guns N’ Roses band The Living will be releasing their debut album, “The Living: 1982,” for the first time on April 16. The band, which featured McKagan on guitar, John Conte on vocals, Todd Fleischman on bass, and Greg Gilmore (Mother Love Bone) on drums, have launched pre-orders for the effort HERE. The first single, “Two Generation Stand,” can also be streamed below:

“The Living: 1982” track listing:

01. “A Promise”
02. “Two Generation Stand”
03. “Live By The Gun”
04. “A Song For You”
05. “No Thanks”
06. “Live Is A Terror”
07. “I Want”

Gilmore said the following:

“The Living was the beginning of all things Seattle for me –a turning point in my life. I joined a band and a community. These guys are still my brothers. I’ve cherished these recordings since the days we made them. This record is a fantastic document of a loaded moment. I love it.”

McKagan also commented:

“Would this even ever get out of our basement? We had something magical then, and it was ours, so who gives a fuck!”

Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam), label chief of Loosegroove Records, added:

“It doesn’t matter what year this music was recorded cause it is undeniable. But the fact that Duff, Greg, Todd and John created these fully realized songs in 1982 gives credence to the idea that this band, The Living, are ground zero for the Seattle sound.”

Watch Guns N’ Roses, Screaming Trees, Foo Fighters, Etc. Members Cover Outlaw Country Classic “Highwayman”

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees), Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters), Jefferson Angell (Walking Papers), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse) and more recently covered “Highwayman” for KEXP’s 2020 SMooCH benefit for the Seattle Children’s Hospital. You can check that out in the below video at the 53:40 mark. The track was written by Jimmy Webb in 1977, before being covered by Glen Campbell in 1979 and The Highwaymen in 1985. The latter was a supergroup featuring Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson.

[via Loudwire]

Metallica, Korn, Mastodon, Etc. Cover Alice In Chains Tracks During Virtual MoPOP Awards Ceremony

Alice In Chains were honored with this year’s Museum Of Pop Culture Founders Award during a special ceremony last night (December 1). The virtual event included performances from Alice In Chains, Metallica, Korn, Mastodon, and more.

Footage of the full ceremony can be found below. Here’s the setlist:

– Alice In Chains – “Your Decision” (8:18)
– Ann Wilson – “Rooster” (14:09)
– Dave Navarro, Taylor Hawkins, Corey Taylor, and Chris Chaney – “Man In The Box” (27:07)
– Duff McKagan and Shooter Jennings – “Down In A Hole” (34:08)
– Korn – “Would?” (43:04)
– Nancy Wilson, Mark Lanegan, and Liv Warfield – “Brother” (47:15)
– Fishbone – “Them Bones” (53:40)
– David’s Van – “Dam That River” (01:01:07)
– The Human Missile Crisis – “Swing On This” (01:02:01)
– Katyrose – “Your Decision” (01:02:52)
– Talaya – “All I Am” (01:04:44)
– Dallas Green – “Rain When I Die” (01:07:09)
– Liv Warfield – “Put You Down” (01:12:45)
– Mastodon – “Again” (01:19:56)
– Kim Thayil, Shaina Shepherd, Bubba Dupree, Bill Herzog, and Nathan Yaccino – “It Ain’t Like That” (01:26:41)
– Krist Novoselic, Kim Thayil, Jillian Raye, Jennifer Johnson, Jeff Fielder, and Ben Smith – “Drone” (01:32:37)
– Lily Cornell Silver and Chris Degarmo – “Black Gives Way To Blue” (01:43:20)
– Mark Lanegan, Maggie Bjorklund, Jeff Fielder, Ben Smith, and Ryan Waters – “Nutshell” (01:47:36)
– Ayron Jones, Jeff Fielder, Ben Smith, Andy Stoller, and Ryan Waters – “Heaven Beside You” (01:52:00)
– Soundgarden with Tad Doyle, Mike McCready, and Meagan Grandall – “Angry Chair” (01:58:52)
– Billy Corgan – “Check My Brain” (02:04:10)
– Metallica – “Would?” (02:07:47)
– Alice In Chains – “No Excuses” (02:15:23)
– Eric And Encarnación – “Black Gives Way to Blue” (02:23:47)