William DuVall Of Alice In Chains & Bill Kelliher Of Mastodon

Watch Alice In Chains, Anthrax, Mastodon, Etc. Members Cover Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage”


Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante has released the latest in his series of quarantined covers, this time taking on Soundgarden‘s “Rusty Cage“. In addition to getting a nod of approval from Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Benante enlisted the following musicians to join him on the track:

Vocals William DuVall (Alice In Chains)
Guitars: Bill Kelliher (Mastodon)
Bass: Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance)

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Benante commented of the cover:

Rusty Cage…first song off of Badmotorfinger and a Damn Good one at that! This song makes me wanna drive fast. I was a @soundgarden fan as soon as I heard “hunted down”. I then heard the FOPP ep on which they had covered an @ohioplayers song (Honey was a great Album) and I was Hooked.

I saw them numerous times from 1988-89 to playing festivals with them a few years ago. I always thought they had “it”: they were tight but loose,up and down,in and out of tune, heavy and soft, always unique.

I always loved the way @Chriscornellofficial sang, His voice was so Recognizable. I saw them at the Armory in New York and he came out and did an acapella version of Beth by @kissonline , I got goosebumps.

We are celebrating the music they created with this version of Rusty Cage. When @billy_butterslax , @markmenghi, @williamduvallofficial and I decided to Jam this one out it was because it moved us when we first heard it and dammit, it still does!

Hope you all enjoy it and Take the time to think what Good Music does to your soul. Thank you to @dlevanchuk and @tom.w.tapley . Love to #kimthayil #mattcameron #benshepherd .”


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