Rapper Post Malone and his dad Rich made an appearance on Dave Ellefson’s More Nights With DE/TH live stream show this week.
The father and son appeared on the hour-long-plus live program Wednesday. Audiences can watch the replay of the show here. Malone talked about topics, such as life in Utah, Megadeth and beer pong with Ellefson and co-host Thom Hazert over the course of the broadcast.
The elder Malone appeared ahead of his son’s appearance. He talked with Hazert and Ellefson for more than half an hour during his appearance. One of the topics that he discussed was the beginning of his son’s (whose birth name is Austin) career.
“I’ve always been shilling for my kid“, said Rich. “To everyone at work, I’m like, “Hey check this out, Austin did it. So, it might get 500 views. And I’m like 500 views, wow, 500 people are listening to my kid. And then “White Iverson” came out, with the help of Wiz Khalifa, and some other folks in Dallas, a guy named Greg Mason, they tweeted it out, and next thing you know it’s got 1000 views. And then I said, wouldn’t it be great if it got to 5000 views. And I woke up the next morning, and it was at 100,000. And then it’s been a sprint to keep up with it for the last 5 years. He was opening for Fetty Wap, then Bieber. I can’t keep up with it. But I’m hoping that he opens up for you guys someday, then I’ll know he really made it.”
Along with all of this , the announcement was also made during Wednesday’s online broadcast, that Malone’s single ‘Over Now’ will receive the re-issue treatment soon. Pre-orders for the yellow vinyl (which will be available in a limited number of copies) will open Friday through Combat Records. The re-issue will also feature a remix of the song as a b-side, produced by Randy Burns, who produced Megadeth’s hit album Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?
Ellefson and his namesake band released a re-worked version of ‘Over Now’ last month through its official Youtube channel and official Bandcamp page. The band’s cover is expected for inclusion on the band’s as-yet untitled album, which is due out this fall.
The song’s arrangement is a heavy rap-rock style composition that adds in screaming vocals and heavy down-tuned guitars accompanied by full-throttle double-bass-centered time keeping for its foundation.
According to information available at genius.com, Malone’s song, which is featured in his 2018 album Beerbongs and Bentleys, is centered on the end of a relationship that happened as the result of the revelation about the relationship by the song’s subject.
Hazaert talked about the genesis of Ellefson’s cover of Malone’s song in a recent interview.
“As I actually told him [Malone], some of my stuff on Sleeping Giants was heavily influenced by Beerbongs and Bentleys, which I spent 2 months on tour last year driving around the country listening to on repeat, which was really where the impetus for the cover came from,” Hazert said. “So, it was a huge honor to put our stamp on this song, and pay my respects to what he does, and how much I appreciate it. And I think the emotions and dynamic of the song really lend themselves to the heavier arrangement. Posty is a Rock and Metal guy at heart, and I think ‘Over Now’ is definitely a Metal song at heart.”
Ellefson added his own thoughts to the discussion.
“We’re all fans of Posty, and he’s also been a huge fan of Megadeth and all things metal,” he said. “Aside from being a great song for any genre, our cover of “Over Now” is our way of showing our mutual admiration and paying homage to our friend.”
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