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Five Finger Death Punch Joined By Brian May Of Queen, Brantley Gilbert & Kenny Wayne Shepherd On New “Blue On Black” Cover


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Five Finger Death Punch have enlisted Brian May of Queen, country artist Brantley Gilbert and blues rocker Kenny Wayne Shepherd for a revised version of their take on Shepherd‘s song, “Blue On Black“. An official music video for this take on the track, which an official press release describes as ‘the collaboration of the year,’ can be found below.

All proceeds from this version of the song will be donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation, which aids America’s defenders, first responders, veterans and their families. Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory commented of this collaboration:

“To raise awareness for and support First Responders is a cause that’s always been close to our hearts. These brave men and women leave their homes every morning not knowing if they’ll ever see their families again. Yet they make a conscious choice to do so for the greater good. What better way to make a difference than to join forces with some of our friends in country, blues and classic rock who happen to be some of the biggest names in those genres and together celebrate these heroes.”

Gilbert also chimed in:

“‘Blue On Black‘ is a song my band and I have covered off and on for years… songs are certified timeless when you can come back to them. It’s always a staple each night and one of my favorite songs to perform. When the opportunity came up to sing on Five Finger’s version, with both Kenny Wayne and Brian May of Queen, I jumped at the chance… Who wouldn’t?! It incorporates so many different musical perspectives, but our collaboration just works brilliantly.”

Shepherd added:

“When Five Finger Death Punch approached me about teaming up with them to do a special version of ‘Blue On Black‘, I was thrilled to do it. When they told me Brantley Gilbert and Brian May were also going to be part of it, I was honored. This is a powerful collaboration of rock, country and blues artists and a true testament to the commonalities these musical styles share, and I think the fans will appreciate and enjoy it as much as we do.”

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