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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Weezer preview new track “Return To Ithaca”

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Weezer have revealed new song “Return To Ithaca” from their forthcoming album Everything Will Be Alright In The End.

The new album is due out on the 29th of September and has been described by the band as a cross between The Blue Album and Pinkerton. You can hear the new track below.

In an interview with EW, Weezer drummer Pat Wilson said: “If you took the ‘Pinkerton’ band and then play all the other records, that’s what we sound like now: bombastic, loose, kind of booming. This record sounds like it’s going to have the tight structure of ‘Blue Album’ with a little bit more abandon like ‘Pinkerton’.”

Everything Will Be Alright In The End is produced by Ric Ocasek, The Cars singer who also produced Weezer’s The Blue Album in 1994 and The Green Album in 2001. It’s Weezer’s first album since Hurley in 2010.

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