Saturday, March 17, 2018

VIDEO: Myles Kennedy unplugs for Elton John classic on SiriusXM

Myles Kennedy delivers an unplugged performance of the 1971 Elton John classic, “Levon”, for SiriusXM Octane in a new video issued by the satellite radio service.

“It’s probably one of my favorite songs of all time,” explains the singer. “This was a song I remember hearing when we were leaving Boston on our way to Wisconsin. I remember being in the back of our red Volkswagen station wagon, hearing this song, hearing ‘Philadelphia Freedom.’

"Elton John was a big one, early on, for me as a kid. I remember being drawn to his music.”

The lead single from John’s fourth album, “Madman Across The Water”, reached No. 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100 while the project peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 2 million in the country.

On hand to promote his newly-released solo debut, “Year Of The Tiger”, the Alter Bridge singer can also be seen playing the title track in footage from the recent SiriusXM session.

The project is a record inspired by the loss of his father, Richard Bass, when Kennedy was a child; a Christian Scientist, Bass refused medical treatment and passed away from appendicitis when the future rocker was just four years of age.

Kennedy recently launched a world tour in support of his debut and is currently playing dates on a European trek that will be followed by a spring US run in May.

See also:

Myles Kennedy streams Love Can Only Heal lyric video
Myles Kennedy streams Year Of The Tiger track Love Can Only Heal
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Myles Kennedy releases Devil On The Wall lyric video
Search Alter Bridge at hennemusic