ELLEFSON the eponymous solo band of Grammy-Winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson has announced the tentative tracklisting for NO COVER, out 10/2 on Combat Records, featuring 17+ cover songs including classic tracks from MOTORHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, with cover art by Melody Myers (ELLEFSON, ALTITUDES AND ATTITUDE, ESCAPE THE FATE), an homage to the legendary DEF LEPPARDdebut On Through The Night.
ELLEFSON have also released the first single, an updated interpretation of the ON THROUGH THE NIGHT classic “Wasted”, featuring Frank Hannon (TESLA), Jacob Bunton (Mick Mars, LYNAM), and Dave McClain (SACRED REICH, Ex-MACHINE HEAD), which premiered this week on the nationally syndicated radio show Nights With Alice Cooper.
ELLEFSON, featuring Ellefson on bass, Vocalist Thom Hazaert, Guitarists Andy Martongelli and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (SONS OF APOLLO, YES, Ex-GUNS N' ROSES), and drummer Paolo Caridi, will be joined by a laundry list of legendary guests including Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies), Brandon Yeagley (Crobot), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Frank Hannon and Troy Lucketta (Tesla), Mark Slaughter, Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, ex-Watchtower, Evil United), Greg Handevidt (Kublai Khan, Ex-Megadeth), Chuck Behler (Ex-Megadeth), Gus G, John Aquilino (Icon), Doro Pesch, Dave McClain (Sacred Reich, Ex-Machine Head), Dave Alvin (White Trash), Todd Kerns (Slash & The Conspirators), Andrew Freeman (Last In Line), Jacob Bunton (Mick Mars), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Russ Parrish (Fight, Steel Panther), Dead By Wednesday, and more TBA.
"Freewheel Burning" (Judas Priest) ft. Jason McMaster, Gus G, Andy James, Dave McClain
"Tear It Loose" (Twisted Sister) ft. Eddie Ojeda, Dave McClain
"Love Me Like A Reptile" (Motorhead) ft. Doro Pesch, Greg Handevidt, Chuck Behler
"Holiday in Cambodia" (Dead Kennedys) ft. Charlie Benante
"Rebel Yell" (Billy Idol)
"Wasted" (Def Leppard) ft. Frank Hannon, Jacob Bunton, Dave McClain, Bumblefoot
"Riff Raff" (AC/DC) ft. Jason McMaster, Dave Lombardo
"Nailed To The Gun" (Fight) ft. Andrew Freeman, Russ Parrish, Jimmy DeGrasso
"Not Fragile" (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) ft. John Aquilino
"Say What You Will" (Fastway) ft. Troy Lucketta, Mark Slaughter
"L.O.V.E. Machine" (W.A.S.P.) ft. Dirk Verbeuren, Dave Alvin
"Love Hurts" (Nazareth) ft. Brandon Yeagley, Chuck Behler, Tyson Leslie
"Sheer Heart Attack" (Queen) ft. Bumblefoot, Doro Pesch, Charlie Benante
"Sweet FA" (Sweet) ft. Todd Kerns, Bumblefoot, Shani Kimelman
"Auf Wiedersehen" (Cheap Trick) ft. Al Jourgensen, Brandon Yeagley, Charlie Benante
Produced by Ellefson and Hazaert, with guitarist Andy Martongelli, and engineers Alessio Garavello, Matt LaPlant (NONPOINT, Lil’ Jon, SKINDRED), and John Aquilino, and mixed by Alessio Garavello, Randy Burns, and more, Ellefson describes the process as a collaborative tribute, and a loving homage, to some of his favorite artists.
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