HOOKERS & BLOW, the legendary project formed by longtime Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi, recently hit the studio to record a covers album that will be released later this year via Golden Robot Records.
Now the band have now dropped their third single, an emotive version of David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ that truly and respectfully holds a candle up to the original.
Guitarist Alex Grossi comments, “’Ziggy Stardust‘ has been in the Hookers & Blow live set since our very first show 17 years ago. We are really happy that we were able to capture the vibe of the way we do it live in the studio.”
Stream/buy ‘Ziggy Stardust’ HERE
The first single that hit our ears was an inspired cover of the Eddie Money classic ‘Shakin’. ‘Shakin’ finally saw the undeniable talent of HOOKERS & BLOW shine through on their debut single. HOOKERS & BLOW delivered the track with all the soul, honesty and depth of the original but in their own fashion, dripping with immaculate musicianship and flawless vocals.
Listen to ‘Rocks Off’ HERE and ‘Shakin” HERE
Following ‘Shakin” was an energetic and rambunctious version of the Rolling Stones classic ‘Rocks Off’ from the iconic double album Exile On Main Street.
Dizzy states, “If I had to pick one song to cover from the Stones, ‘Rocks Off’ would be it. Enjoy!”
The band has used producer Alistair James who recently worked with Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp on the newest Hollywood Vampires album.
HOOKERS & BLOW, the now legendary project formed by longtime Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi, have been hitting the studio to record a covers album set for a 2020 release via Golden Robot Records.
Today sees the first single to hit our ears and that is an inspired cover of the Eddie Money classic Shakin’. Hookers & Blow deliver the track with all the soul, honesty and depth of the original but in their own fashion, dripping with immaculate musicianship and flawless vocals. Shakin’ finally sees the undeniable talent of Hookers & Blow shine through on their debut single.
LISTEN: Stream/buy ‘Shakin’‘ HERE
“We are all huge Eddie Money fans, and actually got to know him personally over the years. He was an amazing talent and an equally amazing and hysterically funny person who touched so many people. He always got a kick out of this project whenever I mentioned it to him, so this being the first release off the record seemed like a perfect tribute to him. Rest In Peace Eddie” – Alex Grossi/Hookers & Blow
Grossi continues ‘’We have actually found the perfect record label in Golden Robot Records – They actually get “IT” as far as what Hookers & Blow is all about, so we are tracking an album of some of our favourite tunes, with some of our favourite people and just having FUN with it. We can’t wait to share some of what we have planned for this thing.” The band has tapped producer Alistair James who recently worked with Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp on the newest Hollywood Vampires album.
The Line Up on Shakin’ is:
Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses) – Vocals/Keyboards
Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot) – Guitars/Vocals
Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig) – Drums/Vocals
Scott Griffin (LA Guns) – Bass
Nadja Reed – Vocals
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