Thursday, October 8, 2020

Megadeth bassist releases vintage Cheap Trick track from covers album

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson streaming a video of his version of the Cheap Trick classic, “Auf Wiedersehen”, as the latest preview to his forthcoming album, “No Cover.”

Originally featured on 1978’s “Heaven Tonight”, the 2020 edition sees Ellefson joined by Thom Hazaert (Dangerous Toys), guitarist Andy Martongelli, and special guests Al Jourgensen of Ministry, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and Brandon Yeagley of Crobot.

Due November 20, “No Cover” features a selection of classic tunes redone by Ellefson that were originally recorded by AC/DC, Queen, Sweet, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Nazareth and more.

“Auf Wiedersehen” is the third track issued in advance of the project’s release, following the band’s take on the 1980 Def Leppard track, “Wasted”, and Judas Priest’s 1984 classic, “Freewheel Burning.”

Ellefson and Megadeth are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2016’s “Dystopia.”

“No Cover”

Release date: November 20

Disc 1

01. Freewheel Burning (Judas Priest) ft. Jason McMaster, Gus G, Andy James, Dave McClain
02. Tear It Loose (Twisted Sister) ft. Eddie Ojeda, Dave McClain
03. Love Me Like A Reptile (Motorhead) ft. Doro Pesch, Greg Handevidt, Chuck Behler
04. Holiday in Cambodia (Dead Kennedys) ft. Charlie Benante
05. Rebel Yell (Billy Idol) ft. Paolo Caridi
06. Wasted (Def Leppard) ft. Frank Hannon, Jacob Bunton, Dave McClain, Bumblefoot
07. Riff Raff (AC/DC) ft. Jason McMaster, Dave Lombardo
08. Nailed To The Gun (Fight) ft. Andrew Freeman, Russ Parrish, Jimmy DeGrasso
09. Not Fragile (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) ft. John Aquilino 10. Auf Wiedersehen (Cheap Trick) ft. Al Jourgensen, Brandon Yeagley, Charlie Benante

Disc 2

11. LOVE Machine (W.A.S.P.) ft. Dirk Verbeuren, Dave Alvin, Bumblefoot
12. Love Hurts (Nazareth) ft. Brandon Yeagley, Chuck Behler, Tyson Leslie
13. Eat The Rich (Krokus) ft. Jason McMaster, Dave Sharpe and Opus of Dead By Wednesday
14. Sheer Heart Attack (Queen) ft. Bumblefoot, Doro Pesch, Charlie Benante
15. Over The Mountain (Ozzy Osbourne) ft. Andrew Freeman, Bumblefoot, Jimmy DeGrasso
16. Sweet FA (Sweet) ft. Todd Kerns, Bumblefoot, Shani Kimelman
17. Beth (KISS) ft. Tyson Leslie, Bumblefoot
18. Say What You Will (Fastway) ft. Troy Lucketta, Mark Slaughter

See also:

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Megadeth bassist previews covers album with vintage Def Leppard track
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