Tom Morello shares cover of ‘Highway to Hell’ featuring Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder

Rock icon Tom Morello announces his latest album, The Atlas Underground Fire, by releasing a cover of AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ featuring Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder.

Tom Morello’s new album, The Atlas Underground Fire, is due for release on October 15 via Mom + Pop Music. The record follows the two-time Grammy winner’s 2018 solo debut, The Atlas Underground.

The new album, described by the guitarist as “forging an alternative/rock/EDM masterpiece”, will feature high-profile collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Chris Stapleton, Mike Posner, Damian Marley, and more.

Kicking off the announcement, Morello has shared the first single of the forthcoming album, a fiery cover of AC/DC’s classic rock anthem ‘Highway to Hell’ featuring renowned rock vocalists Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.

Morello says,

“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.” 

Tom Morello is the guitarist of famous rock bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, and one of the founders of the supergroup Prophets of Rage.

His solo work takes the musician into new sonic territory as he explores and transforms his guitar sound by collaborating with a broad selection of talented artists and experimenting with different genres.

The Atlas Underground Fire was created during the current global pandemic, and was made from his home studio in Los Angeles while sharing files with collaborators around the world.

He says,

“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.”

The guitarist also said the pandemic allowed him a freedom on this album to follow more of the emotions and anxiety of the times.

“This record was a life raft in a difficult time that 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 Track Listing: 

  1. Harlem Hellfighter
  2. Highway to Hell (featuring Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder)
  3. Let’s Get The Party Started (featuring Bring Me The Horizon)
  4. Driving to Texas (featuring Phantogram)
  5. The War Inside (featuring Chris Stapleton)
  6. Hold The Line (featuring grandson)
  7. Naraka (featuring Mike Posner)
  8. The Achilles List (featuring Damian Marley)
  9. Night Witch (featuring phem)
  10. Charmed I’m Sure (featuring Protohype)
  11. Save Our Souls (featuring Dennis Lyxzén of Refused)
  12. On The Shore Of Eternity (featuring Sama’ Abdulhadi)

The record is available for pre-order now here.

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