Sixx A.M. stream cover of Cars classic single, “Drive”

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Sixx A.M. have made their cover of The Cars’ classic single, “Drive”, available to stream.

The song is set to feature on the band’s new album, Modern Vintage, scheduled for release on the 6th of October via Eleven Seven Music.

Sixx A.M. singer James Michael says: “It took us three records to do a cover song, but I’m so glad that we waited. And I’m so glad we chose to do the one we did.”

Bassist Nikki Sixx says they toyed with doing a cover of Elvin Bishop’s “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” before settling on “Drive”.

Sixx adds: “One day I called Michael up and just sang the opening line to “Drive”, and he said, ‘That’s a Sixx AM song.’ I think it was an opportunity to cover a song that is so defined that you have to be very careful not to wreck it. That song is so loved by so many people, including us, that we really wanted to pay a real tribute to it, and I believe we have.”

“Drive” was originally a hit for The Cars in 1985.

The full tracklist for Modern Vintage is:

01. “Stars”
01. “Gotta Get It Right”
03. “Relief”
04. “Get Ya Some”
05. “Let’s Go”
06. “Drive”
07. “Give Me A Love”
08. “Hyperventilate”
09. “High On The Music”
10. “Miracle”
11. “Before It’s Over”

You can listen to Sixx A.M.’s version of “Drive” below:

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New Judas Priest LP ‘Redeemer Of Souls’ enters UK Top 20

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British heavy metal legends Judas Priest have entered the official UK Top 20 with new album, Redeemer Of Souls.

Their 17th studio album currently sits at No.12 in the chart, their third best placing of their entire career. Only their 1980 classic album British Steel and it’s follow up Screaming For Vengeance have placed higher.

Speculation was rife that Priest might split up following departure of guitarist KK Downing in 2011, but speaking in interview on Nikki Sixx’s Sixx Sense radio show, frontman Rob Halford said Redeemer… wouldn’t be the band’s last LP: “No. Absolutely not,” he replied when asked.

He also revealed that Redeemer Of Souls’ title track is his current favourite, explaining: “It’s very precise, articulate song and it carries all the classic vibe of Judas Priest.”

You can listen to the title track from Redeemer Of Souls below:

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