TOM MORELLO – ” Highway To Hell ” AC/DC Cover feat Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder

Posted: August 5, 2021 in MUSIC
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Tom Morello has announced a new album and he is certainly doing it with some fanfare, sharing a cover of an AC/DC cover “Highway To Hell” with some of his friends joining in as collaborators. 

The legendary guitarist – who is the co-founder of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets Of Rage – has today released his cover of AC/DC‘s classic 1979 track with Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder joining in. the original is one of the greatest, most powerful, kick ass rock n roll records of all time. This album, and particularly the title track, are an apex moment in rock history.

“Our version of Highway To Hell pays homage to AC/DC but with Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, brings this legendary song into the future,” said Morello of the cover.  It’s one of the greatest rock’n’roll songs of all time sung by two of the greatest rock’n’roll singers of all time. And then I drop a shredding guitar solo. Thank you and good night. While this is the first officially recorded version of the track, it’s not the first time the trio have gotten together to perform it. 

Back in 2014, Vedder joined Springsteen and Morello (who was touring as part of Springsteen’s E Street Band at the time) on stage at Melbourne’s AAMI Park to surprise fans with a version.
The track is the first taste of Morello’s forthcoming The Atlas Underground Fire album. The release is the follow-up to 2018’s The Atlas Underground and sees Morello collab with a stack of big names on tracks including Bring Me The Horizon, Chris Stapleton, Damian Marley, Mike Posner and more. 

During lockdown I had no access to an engineer so I had to record all of the guitar parts on the voice memo of my phone,” said Morello of making the album.  

This seemed like an outrageous idea but it lead to a freedom in creativity in that I could not overthink any of the guitar parts and just had to trust my instincts.”

This record was a life raft in a difficult time that allowed me to find new ways of creating new global artistic connections that helped transform a time of fear and anxiety into one of musical expression and rocking jams.”

The Atlas Underground Fire is due for release on Friday 15th October,

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