The Dead Daisies is celebrating the nation’s birthday in a very special way next week.
The band announced Thursday that it will present its cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s ‘American Band’ from its recently released live recording Live & Louder. The song’s release will be followed by the debut of a companion video on July 4 according to a press release from the band.
Front man John Corabi discussed the band’s history with the song in a recent video, pointing out the band’s link to the song started during an Asian tour in support of America’s military.
“We first did ‘American Band’ by Grand Funk Railroad for our troops in South Korea,” Corabi said. “We wanted to bring a little bit of something “American” to our men and women in uniform, and give them a taste of home. So what better way than a American tune by a legendary American band? The song went over so well, we decided to keep playing it and subsequently recorded it for our Live & Louder album. Enjoy the Daisies version, the video and the FREEDOM the troops are fighting for on this celebration of our independence as a young, sovereign nation!!!”
Audiences can stream and download the band’s live take of ‘American Band’ online now via Spotify, iTunes and its official website. More information on the band’s “new” song and video is available online now along with the band’s latest news at:
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