James LaBrie (Dream Theater) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) Team Up on Pink Floyd “Have a Cigar” Cover
The connection between Pink Floyd and metal is strong and storied, the list of covers of the iconic British rock band’s songs by musicians who ordinary traffic in much heavier material growing longer by the year.
Add another to the list: a cover of “Have a Cigar” by Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie, Billy Idol (and ex-Vince Neil!) guitarist Steve Stevens, The Damned drummer Rat Scabies, Public Image Ltd. bassist Jah Wobble and The Moody Blues keyboardist Patrick Moraz. That’s quite a varied group. A love of Floyd is always the great musical uniter!
There are no surprises here, but that doesn’t mean the cover isn’t fun anyway. Take a listen below as you watch the video by director Vicente Cordero.
The track comes from Still Wish You Were Here – A Tribute To Pink Floyd, which is out now and is exactly what it sounds like it is. Order it here.
01. “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5)”
02. “Welcome To The Machine”
03. “Have A Cigar”
04. “Wish You Were Here”
05. “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9)”