Watch Members Of The Used And Sum 41 Perform A Medley Of Rage Against The Machine Covers

Bert McCracken (The Used), Dave “Brownsound” Baksh (Sum 41), Frank Zummo (Sum 41), and Jeph Howard have joined forces for a quarantine covers medley of Rage Against The Machine’s “Guerilla Radio,“ “Bulls On Parade,“ “Know Your Enemy,” and “Killing In The Name.“ You can find footage of that below, along with a clip of the musicians discussing the medley with Rock Sound.

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:

Watch Sum 41, CKY, Etc. Members Cover Alice In Chains’ “Would?”

Chuck Garric (Beasto Blanco, Alice Cooper), Dave “Brownsound” Baksh (Sum 41), Jess Margera (CKY), and Jean Genus (Hank Von Hell) have shared a quarantine cover of Alice In Chains’ “Would?.” You can check that out below:

Anthrax, Sum 41, Etc. Members Join Forces For Medley Of Mötorhead, Judas Priest, & Iron Maiden Covers

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Dave Baksh (Sum 41), Tom Thacker (Sum 41), Danko Jones, and Jean Genus (Hank Von Hell, etc.) have joined forces for a quarantine medley of Mötorhead‘s “Overkill,“ Judas Priest‘s “Electric Eye,” and Iron Maiden‘s “Murders In The Rue Morgue.“ You can check that out below:

All of the musicians commented:

Dave Baksh:

“As a 1980 baby my first exposure to metal was the big four, my love for their music made me want to learn more about where they came from. Who were the innovators for them? Who moved an entire genre forward for their generation? This question lead me to the term “New Wave Of British Heavy Metal.” A genre within a genre so powerful that its music still inspires to this day.

From artists, skaters and even the Rainbow’s video poker machine so many have had their lives touched by Motörhead, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. We chose these songs in our medley as a tribute to all the bands that are part of the infamous N.W.O.B.H.M. Our lineup for this one was something that I could only have dreamed of. Thank you, Tom, Jean, Danko, Charlie and please send love from our family to yours.”

Charlie Benante:

“When Dave asked me to be a part of a Medley featuring Mötorhead, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden how could I say no? Then he told me Danko, Tom and Jean would be a part of it! That added a whole other dimension to it. This was fun and it really takes me back to a time when Heavy Metal was great.”

Danko Jones:

“‘Overkill‘ by Mötorhead is probably the most perfect rock song ever written. Lyrically, it keeps with its title, ending thrice! It also contains the drumbeat that laid the foundation for an entire genre of music.

‘Electric Eye‘ is the clarion call for one of the greatest Priest albums in their canon.

‘Murders In The Rue Morgue‘ is one of the best songs of the Di’ Anno era.

Although I have a million miles to go chasing the three legends who sang these songs, I am grateful to be given a chance. Being able to sing alongside these fine gentlemen was an honor.”

Tom Thacker:

“What an honor to rock this metal medley with these very talented dudes whose bands I love and respect! And Dave Brownsound, my bro-in-sound! So stoked to be a part of this!

Iron Maiden was one of my first musical loves and remain a favorite to this day. The first record I heard was Number of the beast. I listened on repeat until the tape wore out. It seemed much more substantial than a lot of the other bands, theatrical, literary, it was like a school course that fucking rocked. So much more than just killer riffs. But the riffs were enough for me!!

Electric eye is my favorite Judas Priest song. Halford’s voice sounds so sinister. It is the ultimate metal voice. And the Priest twin guitar attack… devastating. Like two tornadoes colliding.

There is no band more badass than Motörhead. They scared the shit out of me as a kid. The riff for Overkill has so much raw power just playing it will lay waste to an army of posers”

Jean Genus:

“Motörhead, Priest, Maiden… If there are any bands that have changed the rock world, it is probably these. In their completely own ways.

The first stadium show I ever went to was an Iron Maiden show. Just a little kid in a stadium with 75.000 people. I think that was one of those moments you think to yourself.. I wanna do that!

And as a bassist…what can I Say Steve Harris, Ian Hill & Lemmy. Three fine British Gentlemens👌”

Watch Anthrax, Sum 41, Etc. Members Cover Public Image Ltd.’s “Public Image”

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Hank Von Hell (ex-Turbonegro), Dave Baksh (Sum 41), and Jason McCaslin (Sum 41) have joined forces for a quarantine cover of Public Image Ltd.’s “Public Image.” You can check that out below:

Benante commented:

“When I was younger, I would sometimes go to work with my sister, who was a hairdresser in Manhattan. Below the salon was a record store called Disco Mat that I LOVED. I would spend hours in there and one day, I had a weird experience.

I was in there going through records and I saw a man with a long coat and a beret looking through the bins. I knew it was Johnny Rotten because I was a huge Sex Pistols fan. I walked over to him all excited and he turned and put his finger up to his mouth and went ‘Shhhhhhhhhhhhh’ as in ‘STOP’. I took that as a leave me alone and that’s what I did. I continued to look around and then I saw him checking out and he called me over. I told him how much I loved the Pistols and he said that was all behind him and he was moving on. He took a Disco Mat card, turned it over and signed it for me. He talked a bit more and then left. The thing he was moving onto was Public Image Ltd.

I love love love First Issue, it still makes me happy when I hear it.

I was so happy Dave and Cone from Sum 41 were into doing this with me and when Dave mentioned having Hank Von Hell on it I was like WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO! I love Turbonegro.

Hope you enjoy it, we had fun.”

Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Etc. Among Those That Donated To Live Nation’s Crew Nation Global Relief Fund

Earlier this year, Live Nation launched the Crew Nation Global Relief Fund in an effort to assist crew members that are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Music Forward Foundation, that campaign has since raised $15 million. This includes Live Nation’s original $5 million donation and an additional $5 million, which the company matched. A number of artists also contributed to the fund including: Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Pantera, Lamb Of God, Motörhead, Journey, Sum 41, From Ashes To New, and more. The fund’s goal has now been increased to $30 million and a new line of merch has also been launched HERE.

Sum 41 Officially Release “13 Voices B-Sides” On Streaming Platforms

Sum 41 have officially released “13 Voices B-Sides” on streaming platforms as part of Hopeless Records’ “Hopeless Vault” series. The songs were previously available as bonus tracks on select editions of the band’s 2016 album “13 Voices.” With this news, Sum 41 have also released a limited edition shirt that will only be available for 72 hours.

The Offspring & Sum 41 Announce Australian/New Zealand Tour

The Offspring and Sum 41 have announced an Australian/New Zealand tour. Here’s the dates:

04/19 Perth, AUS – HBF Stadium
04/21 Adelaide, AUS – Entertainment Centre Theatre
04/23 Melbourne, AUS – Margaret Court Arena
04/24 Sydney, AUS – Hordern Pavilion
04/25 Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage
04/28 Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena

The Agonist, Kobra And The Lotus, Sum 41, Etc. Nominated For 2020 JUNO Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2020 JUNO Awards. The ceremony will take place in Saskatoon, SK on March 15 and the nominees for the rock/metal categories can be found below:

Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year:

  • Kobra And The Lotus – “Evolution“
  • Lindsay Schoolcraft – “Martyr“
  • Single Mothers – “Through A Wall“
  • Striker – “Play To Win“
  • The Agonist – “Orphans“

Rock Album Of The Year:

  • Big Wreck – “…but for the sun“
  • Headstones – “PEOPLESKILLS“
  • Sum 41 – “Order In Decline“
  • The Dirty Nil – “Master Volume“
  • The Glorious Sons – “A War On Everything“

Sum 41 Cancel Paris Concert After Explosive Device Is Detonated Near Venue

Sum 41 were forced to cancel tonight’s (January 18) show at Les Etoiles in Paris, France after an explosive device was detonated near the venue. The band said the following in a since deleted social media post:

“During load in for tonight’s performance in Paris, an explosive device was detonated just outside of the venue door. Band, crew, the fans in line are all safe, and there were no injuries. Due to the intimate nature of our ‘Personal Space’ performances, we are unable to guarantee the safety of the fans in attendance. We are deeply saddened to announce that tonight’s show has been canceled. More information to follow.”

[via Blabbermouth]