Monday, July 27, 2020

1980 Van Halen classic gets all-star quarantine jam treatment

The 1980 Van Halen classic, “Loss Of Control”, is the latest tune to receive the all-star quarantine jam treatment in a series led by Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel.

The track from “Women And Children First” sees Demmel joined by vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Sons Of Apollo, Journey), bassist Billy Sheehan (Sons Of Apollo, Winery Dogs, David Lee Roth, Talas) and drummer Dave McClain (Machine Head, Sacred Reich).

“This a song Dave and I have been jamming for a while,” says Demmel. “It had to be covered. While I was touring with Nonpoint last year, my bud Jeff came to a show and we talked about our VH worship. He went on to show me his ‘tri-tone’ DLR screams that pretty much NO ONE can match. I've been waiting for the perfect tune to come along to ask him to do and this was perfect!

“I was going to reach for the moon and ask him to hit up his band-mate Billy to join us but he beat me to the punch and MADE IT HAPPEN. McClain puts on a tight shirt/Alex VH shades and kills this. If you haven't seen DLR's 1983 US Festival footage, check it out to get our opening scene Iced Tea reference.

“Such an honor to be joined by these guys to jam on a kick-ass song by some of our heroes of Rock.”

Van Halen’s third album, “Women And Children First” matched the success of its predecessor, “Van Halen II”, by reaching No. 6 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of 3 million in the country.

See also:

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