Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes Covers AC/DC, KISS on New Album


Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes – Story by Charles Ken, photo by Anne Erickson

Songs by AC/DC, KISS and Guns N’ Roses get a makeover on Jesse Hughes’ new covers album

Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes is gearing up to release a new covers album, scheduled to arrive June 7. On the album, called “Eagles Of Death Metal Presents Boots Electric Performing the Best Songs We Never Wrote,” Hughes tackles a bevy of classic rock and metal bands.

KISS’ “God of Thunder,” AC/DC’s “High Voltage/It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)” and Guns N’ Roses’ “It’s So Easy” are among the songs Hughes covers on the set. He also honors his buddy and occasional Eagles of Death Metal band mate Josh Homme with a cover of Queens of the Stone Age’s “Long Slow Goodbye.”

Outside of the rock and metal worlds, Hughes also covers George Michael’s “Careless Whisper” and Mary J. Blige’s “Family Affair” on the album. “Family Affair” is available for purchase now through digital outlets.

Eagles of Death Metal’s latest album is 2015’s “Zipper Down.”

Jesse Hughes’ “The Best Songs We Never Wrote” Track List:

“God of Thunder” (original by KISS)
“It’s So Easy” (original by Guns N’ Roses)
“High Voltage/It’s a Long Way to the Top” (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)” (originals by AC/DC)
“So Alive” (original by Love & Rockets)
“Beat on the Brat” (original by the Ramones)
“Abracadabra” (original by Steve Miller Band)
“Careless Whisper” (original by George Michael)
“Family Affair” (original by Mary J. Blige)
“The Hunger” (original by The Distillers)
“Long Slow Goodbye” (original by Queens of the Stone Age)
“Just Dropped In” (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)” (original by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition)
“Trouble” (original by Cat Stevens)
“Moonage Daydream” (original by David Bowie)



Posted by Charles Ken | Metal, Music, Rock, Rock News

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