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L.A. Rats (Nikki Sixx, Rob Zombie, etc.) Premiere Cover of “I’ve Been Everywhere”

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L.A. Rats, the new supergroup we just learned about yesterday and may never hear from again after today, have released their first, and possibly only, recording: a cover of “I’ve Been Everywhere,” which was written by Geoff Mack, popularized by Lucky Star and Hank Snow, and used as the closing track of Johnny Cash’s American II: Unchained. This particular take on the song is destined for the soundtrack to The Ice Road, a new Liam Neeson/Netflix movie about a road of ice.

L.A. Rats consists of Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, Rob Zombie, Rob Zombie guitarist John 5, and former Rob Zombie drummer Tommy Clufetos — which is to say, it’s basically Rob Zombie’s Educated Horses-era band with Nikki Sixx on bass instead of Blasko.

Unsurprisingly, then, this version of the song sounds exactly the way you’d expect a Rob Zombie cover of the song to sound, except the bass is noticeably higher in the mix, lest anyone forget Sixx’s involvement. Which isn’t the worst thing — that John 5 slide solo alone makes it worth a listen — just a little underwhelming given the talent involved.

You can check out “I’ve Been Everywhere” below.

The Ice Road hits Netflix on June 25.

[via The PRP]

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