Kirk Hammett (Metallica) And David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) Contribute Music To New Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) Book “The Albatross Man”

Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) have contributed music to the upcoming Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) book “The Albatross Man.” Hammett contributed to a cover of “Man Of The World,” while Gilmour contributed to a cover of “Need Your Love So Bad.”

The following was said about the book and music:

“Legendary Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green passed away, peacefully in his sleep, on July 25th 2020.

For the past 4 years Peter worked directly with Rufus Publications to produce a huge, illustrated visual book of his life and career. During this time a book of rare images, memorabilia, lyrics and notes from his time in Fleetwood Mac and beyond has been assembled with Peter having full control over the book’s direction and details.

During the evolution of the book it was decided to include some unique music as part of the project. A newly discovered vocal take by Peter, recorded in the late sixties in his mother’s house on a tape recorder, of Need Your Love So Bad formed the basis of the first song with guitars provided by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, a huge fan of Peter’s work. The track was produced by Laurie Latham. Peter heard and approved mixes of the track.

The second track chosen was Man of the World and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, another huge Peter Green fan and current owner of the legendary Greeny guitar, was approached and quickly joined the project. He flew into London and on January 6th 2020 he went into London’s Abbey Road with producer Rob Cass to record the guitar parts for his revised vision of the song, all using Greeny. The following day Kirk went down to Canvey Island to meet with Peter and hand him Greeny once more but also to play him the guitar parts to Man of the World. Again Peter approved the music and approach. The track has now been mixed and finished in LA with legendary producer Bob Rock and also features Mick Fleetwood on drums. Both tracks have been recorded for the book project and offer widely different interpretations of Peter’s work.

The book will go on pre-sale from the end of April 2021 and ship win what would be Peters 75th birthday, October 29th 2021.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Announces New Coffee Blend Inspired By Late Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder Peter Green’s “Greeny” Guitar

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has teamed up with Muddy Waters Coffee Company to create a new coffee blend inspired by the “Greeny” 1959 Les Paul guitar made famous by the late Peter Green (ex-Fleetwood Mac). The 100% organic dark roast is limited 2,500 bags and a description if it can be found below [via Blabbermouth]:

“A coffee with notes and tones that will inspire you to have a musical day, the Greeny Blues Blend is a rich, full-bodied dark roast with notes of dark chocolate, earth and tropical fruit. This blend merges Indonesian and African beans for a deep flavor and complex finish. It contains just the right amount of punch to keep you jamming all day long!”

Hammett added:

“Every Morning I want to wake up with the confidence that I’m going to be starting my day with coffee that holds quality in both taste and caffeination.”

Charlie Benante (Anthrax) To Release New Covers Album “Silver Linings”

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante will be releasing a new covers album titled “Silver Linings” on May 14. The effort will feature various tracks from the drummer’s “quarantine jam video series.” Pre-orders can be found HERE. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Neal Casal Music Foundation.

“Silver Linings” Track Listing:

01. “City Of Blinding Lights” (U2 cover) (feat. Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda)
02. “Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns” (Mother Love Bone cover) (feat. Metal Allegiance’s Mark Menghi and Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda)
03. “Teardrop” (Massive Attack cover) (feat. Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
04. “Run-DMC Medley” (Run-DMC cover) (feat. Run-DMC’s Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Volbeat’s Rob Caggiano, and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
05. “Rhiannon” (Fleetwood Mac cover) (feat. Metal Allegiance’s Mark Menghi, Beauty In The Machine’s Jennifer Cella, and Randy McStine)
06. “Yer So Bad” (Tom Petty cover) (feat. Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
07. “Transylvania” (Iron Maiden cover) (feat. Skid Row’s Dave “Snake” Sabo, Anthrax’s Frank Bello, and Anthrax’s Jon Donais)
08. “Presto Vivace” (U.K. cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz, Testament’s Alex Skolnick, and Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess)
09. “Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
10. “Jimmy James” (Beastie Boys cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
11. “All The Way” (KISS cover) (feat. Trixter’s P.J. Farley, Kuarantine’s Joe McGinness, and Rob Zombie’s John 5)
12. “Mr. Speed“ (KISS cover) (feat. Trixter’s P.J. Farley and Kuarantine’s Joe McGinness)
13. “Public Image” (Public Image cover) (feat. Turbonegro’s Hank Von Hell, Sum 41’s Dave “Brownsound” Baksh, and Sum 41’s Jason “Cone” McCaslin)
14. “Funny Vibe” (Living Colour cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz, Living Colour’s Corey Glover, and Butcher Babies’ Henry Flury)

Benante said the following about the album:

“Back in February of last year with COVID and all the other B.S. that was going on, I was glued to the 24-hour news cycle on the TV and my phone, and I started to get really depressed. My girlfriend said I needed to turn off the news and suggested I do something creative, whether it was art or drumming or writing new songs, and she was right.”

“I knew a lot of my musician friends were going through the same thing I had been, so I started asking them if they wanted to get involved, play some songs with me, maybe make a video – that’s how it all started.”

“This isn’t a solo album. This is a record of my favorite songs done with some of my friends during a very dark time. We found a shining light and this is the result of that light. I was really happy that my musician friends came on board and helped make this record what it is. I appreciate all of them, and they all did such a fantastic job. Despite all of the darkness we’ve experienced this past year, there are ‘silver linings,’ that’s why I chose that title for the album.”

The record’s first single, Benante’s “Run-DMC Medley” with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC), Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax), and Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies), can be found below:

Lucifer Team Up With Kadavar For New Split Covers Release

Lucifer and Kadavar have teamed up for a new split single. The release includes Lucifer’s cover of Dust’s “Pull Away/So Many Times” and Kadavar’s cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown).” Both tracks can be streamed below. 7-inch vinyl pressings will also be available on March 19. Lucifer’s Johanna Sadonis commented:

“Both Kadavar and Lucifer have their roots in Berlin and we go back to the founding days of both bands where we shared the same scene. With our combined love for the deep cuts of the ‘60s and ‘70s we decided to cover two of our favorite songs together for a 7″ single. We picked Marky Ramone’s criminally underrated, glorious first band Dust. It is the first time that I duet together with our guitarist Linus Björklund and we had a blast recording it! Kadavar most relevantly chose to pay homage to the late Peter Green with this classic Fleetwood Mac number. Being a huge Fleetwood Mac fan myself this is the perfect choice to round off this nugget. We are very excited about this single and hope you dig our tributes!”

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Aerosmith And ZZ Top Members Performing Fleetwood Mac’s “Rattlesnake Shake”

Pro-shot footage of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, and more performing a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rattlesnake Shake” can be seen below. The live video was recorded during a tribute show for Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green on February 25, 2020 at the London Palladium. The full concert, which took place several months before Green’s death, was originally supposed to be screened in UK theaters next month, but it will now arrive on video-on-demand in April, before being released on Blu-ray, CD, and vinyl on April 30.

Late Van Halen, Rush, Power Trip, Etc. Members Featured In NBC News’ 2020 “In Memoriam” Segment

Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen), Neil Peart (Rush), Riley Gale (Power Trip), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Peter Green (ex-Fleetwood Mac), Brian Howe (ex-Bad Company), and Jack Sherman (ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers) were among the musicians featured in NBC News’ 2020 “In Memoriam” segment. You can watch that video HERE.

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Metallica And ZZ Top Members Performing Fleetwood Mac’s “The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)”

Pro-shot footage of Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, and more performing a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)” can be seen below. The live video was recorded during a tribute show for Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green on February 25 at the London Palladium. The full concert, which took place several months before Green’s death, will be screened in cinemas across the U.K. on March 23 and March 28, 2021. After that, the film will be released as a gatefold 4LP set, a 2CD/Blu-ray mediabook, and digitally on April 30, 2021.

Peter Green (Ex-Fleetwood Mac) Tribute Show Featuring Metallica, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Etc. Members To Be Screened In Theaters

On February 25, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, Jonny Lang, and more paid tribute to Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green during a special concert at the London Palladium. Now, the show, which took place several months before Green’s death, will be screened in cinemas across the U.K. on March 23 and March 28, 2021. After that, the film will be released as a gatefold 4LP set, a 2CD/Blu-ray mediabook, and digitally on April 30, 2021. Mick Fleetwood commented:

“The concert was a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it’s important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music. Peter was my greatest mentor and it gave me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I was honoured to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician. ‘Then Play On’…”

Watch Anthrax, Metal Allegiance, Etc. Members Cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon”

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Alex Skolnick (Testament, Metal Allegiance), Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance), Jennifer Cella (Beauty In The Machine), and Randy McStine have teamed up for a quarantine cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s “Rhiannon.“ Benante said the following about that:

“I’ve been a fan of #fleetwoodmac for many years, there is something about that #rumors lineup that just excites me . When @markmenghi asked me about doing this song I immediately was down. It’s personal to him and I understood why.”

Dave Grohl Guests On New Stevie Nicks Song “Show Them The Way”

Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) has premiered a new song titled “Show Them The Way.“ This track features drums from Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and a music video for it can be found below:

Nicks commented:

“The year was 2008… I was in St Charles, Illinois. It was cold, snowing~ and it was winter~ February. I was there to edit a concert film. It’s like making a record. You go to the studio everyday~ come home~ sit down with your dog – and turn on the tv.

It was the Democratic Primaries. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were fighting over who would be the candidate for President. I started watching the documentaries being aired from the late 50’s up to the present. Mostly the fight for civil rights – The dreams of John Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Bobby Kennedy and John Lewis ~ and all the hidden figures that surrounded them. I was hypnotized. This went on for two months.

One night I had a dream. A dream that was so real that I was pretty sure it had happened. It was a cinematic story. It had a beginning, a middle and an end. Every detail, every color, every smile ~ was there. I started writing the story the moment my eyes opened.

I was invited to a party~ to play piano and sing a few songs. It was a benefit. There were political people there. It felt~ really important. I was just the piano player, the voice, part of their dream.

I wrote the poem the next day~ and the music the day after that. I never recorded it until now. I felt that this was its time, its reason. I understood what it meant then and what it means now~ Please God, show them the way~ Please God, on this day. Spirits all, give them the strength. Peace can come if you really want it. I think we’re just in time to save it.

I hope that this song and its words will be seen as a prayer ~ a prayer for our country ~ a prayer for our world.
I love you always,

Stevie Nicks“