Tom Morello, Bruce Springsteen, and Eddie Vedder Team Up for AC/DC Cover


Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine has enlisted a couple of well-recognized musicians to cover “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC for his upcoming album, The Atlas Underground Fire, due Oct. 15. The trio first played together in 2014, when Morello was filling in on guitar for the E Street Band. Morello’s solo album was recorded during the lockdown, but he didn’t have access to an engineer due to restrictions. As a result, Morello recorded all the guitar parts on voice recordings from his phone. You can listen to the cover and see the album tracklist below.

“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,” Morello said. “One of the greatest rock & roll songs of all time sung by two of the greatest rock & roll singers of all time. And then I drop a shredding guitar solo. Thank you, and good night.”

“Hey, Ed! I’ve got an idea!” Vedder recalled Springsteen saying. “Here’s the deal. All right. First song: AC/DC, ‘Highway to Hell.’ You take a verse, I take a verse, and then you’re done. You can drink beer, you can do whatever you want. None of this encore (expletive). You don’t have to wait around. First song, hit it with me, and you’re good to go!”

The Atlas Underground Fire Tracklist

• Harlem Hellfighter
• Highway to Hell (featuring Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder)
• Let’s Get the Party Started (featuring Bring Me The Horizon)
• Driving to Texas (featuring Phantogram)
• The War Inside (featuring Chris Stapleton)
• Hold the Line (featuring grandson)
• Naraka (featuring Mike Posner)
• The Achilles List (featuring Damian Marley)
• Night Witch (featuring phem)
• Charmed I’m Sure (featuring Protohype)
• Save Our Souls (featuring Dennis Lyxzén of Refused)
• On the Shore of Eternity (featuring Sama’ Abdulhadi)

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