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Tom Morello Announces New Album “The Atlas Underground Fire”, Debuts Cover Of AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” Featuring Bruce Springsteen & Eddie Vedder


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Following his past tease, Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello has announced the next entry in his “The Atlas Underground” series of releases. “The Atlas Underground Fire” has been selected as the title for this second collection of collaborations and it will be out on October 15th through Mom + Pop Music.

The first track to emerge from the offering is a cover of AC/DC‘s “Highway To Hell“, which finds him joined by Bruce Springstreen and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. Morello himself has of course performed with Springsteen on numerous occasions in the past.

Speaking of this new take on the AC/DC classic, Morello offered:

“Our version of ‘Highway To Hell‘ pays homage to AC/DC but with Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, bringing 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.”

As for recording the album itself amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he offered:

“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. 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.”

“This record was a life raft in a difficult time. [It] allowed me to find new ways of creating new global artistic connections that helped transform a time of fear and anxiety into one of musical expression and rocking jams.”

The Atlas Underground Fire” below:

01 – “Harlem Hellfighter
02 – “Highway To Hell” (feat. Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder)
03 – “Let’s Get The Party Started” (feat. Bring Me The Horizon)
04 – “Driving To Texas” (feat. Phantogram)
05 – “The War Inside” (feat. Chris Stapleton)
06 – “Hold The Line” (feat. grandson)
07 – “Naraka” (feat. Mike Posner)
08 – “The Achilles List” (feat. Damian Marley)
09 – “Night Witch” (feat. phem)
10 – “Charmed I’m Sure” (feat. Protohype)
11 – “Save Our Souls” (feat. Dennis Lyxzén of Refused)
12 – “On The Shore Of Eternity” (feat. Sama’ Abdulhadi)

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