Current and Former Members of Kiss, King Diamond, Pretty Maids, Etc. Cover Tina Turner’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero”

  • Axl Rosenberg

At the Movies, the Scandinavian supergroup that has spent the quarantine covering classic anthems from various cinematic blockbusters of the 1980s, have returned! Having already given their take on tracks from movies like Rocky IV, Flashdance, St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink, Dirty Dancing, and — my personal favorite — A View to a Kill, the project’s latest outing sees them taking on Tina Turner’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero,” from 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. I don’t know if they chose that song because last week was the fifth anniversary of the incredible Mad Max: Fury Road or if that’s just a coincidence, but whatever… I love this friggin’ song, and I love their take on it.

They’ve mixed things up a bit this time, too: instead of Björn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra), lead vocal duties are handled by Pretty Madis’ Ronnie Atkins (Strid still contributes backing vox), while Bruce Kulick (ex-Kiss) plays lead guitar and Jacob Hanson (Pyramaze) contributes guitars and backing vocals. Beyond that, the line-up remains the same:

Linnéa Vikström Egg (QFT, Therion): Backing Vocals
Chris Laney (Randy Piper’s Animal, Zan Clan): Guitars, Backing Vocals
Allan Sørensen (Royal Hunt, Pretty Maids): Drums, Backing Vocals
Morten Sandager (Mercenary, Pretty Maids): Keyboards
Pontus Egberg (King Diamond): Bass, Backing Vocals
Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall): Guitars, Backing Vocals

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