Audiences got another preview of Ellefson’s new album this week.
The band debuted the video for its cover of Cheap Trick’s ‘Auf Wiedersehen‘ Thursday. The cover is the second single released from the band’s forthcoming covers compilation No Cover, which is scheduled for release Nov. 20 through Combat Records. The band, named after its founder, Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson, debuted the compilation’s lead single — its cover of Def Leppard’s ‘Wasted‘ — July 31.
Ellefson’s cover of Cheap Trick’s original is an amped up take on the classic song. It features guest performance by Ministry founder and front man Al Jourgensen on vocals and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante on drums.
In other news, Oct. 9 has been David Ellefson Day in Ellefson’s hometown of Jackson, MN. Additionally, the band has announced a series of dates alongside Saliva, The Crowned, and A Killer’s Confession beginning Oct. 30. The live run lasts until just before Thanksgiving. Its schedule is noted below.
With Saliva, The Crowned, A Killer’s Confession
10/30 San Antonio, TX – Historic Sunset Station
10/31 Slidell, LA – Browns Village Plaza
11/1 Houston, TX – Barge 295
With The Crowned
11/18 – Pekin, IL – Twisted Spoke Saloon
11/19 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
11/20 – Chicago, IL – WC Social Club (NO COVER Album Release)
11/21 – Green Bay, WI – Phat Headz II (NO COVER Album Release)
The full track listing for No Cover is noted below.
1. Freewheel Burning (Judas Priest) ft. Jason McMaster, Gus G, Andy James, Dave McClain
2. Tear It Loose (Twisted Sister) ft. Eddie Ojeda, Dave McClain
3. Love Me Like A Reptile (Motorhead) ft. Doro Pesch, Greg Handevidt, Chuck Behler
4. Holiday in Cambodia (Dead Kennedys) ft. Charlie Benante
5. Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)
6. Wasted (Def Leppard) ft. Frank Hannon, Jacob Bunton, Dave McClain, Bumblefoot
7. Riff Raff (AC/DC) ft. Jason McMaster, Dave Lombardo
8. Nailed To The Gun (Fight) ft. Andrew Freeman, Russ Parrish, Jimmy DeGrasso
9. Not Fragile (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) ft. John Aquilino
10. Auf Wiedersehen (Cheap Trick) ft. Al Jourgensen, Brandon Yeagley, Charlie Benante
11. LOVE Machine (W.A.S.P.) ft. Dirk Verbeuren, Dave Alvin
12. Love Hurts (Nazareth) ft. Brandon Yeagley, Chuck Behler, Tyson Leslie
13. Eat The Rich (Krokus) ft. Jason McMaster, Dave Sharp, and Opus, of Dead By Wednesday
14. Sheer Heart Attack (Queen) ft. Bumblefoot, Doro Pesch, Charlie Benante
15. Over The Mountain (Ozzy Osbourne) ft. ft. Andrew Freeman (Lead Vocals), 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. Mark Slaughter, Troy Lucketta
No Cover was co-produced by Ellefson, Hazaert, and Martongelli. The record was engineered by Alessio Garavello, Matt LaPlant (Nonpoint, Lil Jon, Skindred) and John Aquilino. Alessio and Garavello mixed the album alongside Randy Burns and others.
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