Jesse Hughes To Release Solo Covers Album Featuring Guns N’ Roses Classic
Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes announced details to release a covers album titled Eagles of Death Metal Presents Boots Electric Performing the Best Songs We Never Wrote, which will be released on June 7.
The 13-track LP includes the AC/DC songs “High Voltage” and “It’s A Long Way to the Top,” the Kiss song “God of Thunder” and Guns N’ Roses‘ song “It’s So Easy.” The album will also featured material originally released by EODM member Josh Homme’s band Queens of the Stone Age. You can view the full tracklist below.
Last year a vinyl-only limited edition of the album, featuring a different track list and the name The Eagles of Death Metal Presents Pigeons of Expletive Metal, was released by the band. That title was inspired Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose before he fired the band from their opening slot in 2006 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Hughes for his part has tried to patch things up with Axl Rose saying the following:
“Every year … I have sent him a very sincere request – around Christmas time – inviting him to come in the studio and record two Christmas songs, and be released as the Pigeons of Expletive Metal,” he told Bravewords. “And I always close it with a very judgmental, ‘Because I want you to know, Axl, I’m willing to forgive you, and I feel like the rest of the world is too.’ So I think that final statement he probably doesn’t appreciate too much.” To be honest, Axl has better things to do.
Eagles of Death Metal Presents Boots Electric Performing the Best Songs We Never Wrote will be available in digital, CD, standard vinyl and limited-edition colored vinyl editions. The band will tour Europe and the U.K. in June.
‘Eagles of Death Metal Presents Boots Electric Performing the Best Songs We Never Wrote’ Track Listing
1. “God Of Thunder” (Kiss)
2. “It’s So Easy (Guns N’ Roses)
3. “High Voltage” / “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)” (AC/DC)
4. “So Alive” (Love & Rockets)
5. “Beat on the Brat” (Ramones)
6. “Abracadabra” (Steve Miller Band)
7. “Careless Whisper” (George Michael)
8. “Family Affair” (Mary J. Blige)
9. “The Hunger” (Distillers)
10. “Long Slow Goodbye” (Queens of the Stone Age)
11. “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)” (Kenny Rogers)
12. “Trouble” (Cat Stevens)
13. “Moonage Daydream” (David Bowie)