Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and Tom Morello Unleash Scorching Cover of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” (Listen)
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello has recruited rock powerhouses Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder for a muscular cover of the AC/DC anthem “Highway to Hell.”
“Our version of “Highway To Hell” pays homage to AC/DC but with Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, brings this legendary song into the future. One of the greatest rock’n’roll songs of all time sung by two of the greatest rock’n’roll singers of all time. And then I drop a shredding guitar solo. Thank you and good night.” said Morello.
The trio had originally performed the song in 2014 on an Australian tour stop.
Morello–a two-time Grammy Award nominee– announced his latest project today, a follow-up album entitled The Atlas Underground Fire. In addition to Springsteen and Vedder, the album includes collaborations with Chris Stapleton, Mike Posner, Damian Marley and more. The record will arrive Oct. 15 through the label Mom+Pop Music.
Recorded over the pandemic, Morello found a unique way to record his guitar parts in isolation from his home studio in Los Angeles, without to a producer or engineer.
“During lockdown I had no access to an engineer so I had to record all of the guitar parts on the voice memo of my phone,” said Morello. “This seemed like an outrageous idea but it lead to a freedom in creativity in that I could not overthink any of the guitar parts and just had to trust my instincts.”