Enlarge Lajon Witherspoon and Chris Daughtry photo credits: Luis Blanco via Flickr under Creative Commons 2.0 License.

Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon and Daughtry Cover Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike”


I’ve never been into Daughtry but there’s no denying the band’s namesake, Chris Daughtry, has got some pipes. Heaven knows I loves me some Sevendust, and Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike” is a certified all-time banger. All three of those things miraculously combine today on a “Hunger Strike” cover duet between Daughtry and 7D singer Lajon Witherspoon, and folks, I don’t need to tell you that it’s pretty great.

Daughtry takes Chris Cornell’s parts while Witherspoon handles Eddie Vedder’s, as you’d guess given their natural vocal ranges. It’s fun to hear Lajon’s voice harmonized with someone other than another member of Sevendust, and frankly this song makes me salivate for the solo album he’s been teasing forever. Come on already, dude!

Witherspoon shares:

“What an honor to be a part of this incredible song and to work with my brother Chris Daughtry and the boys. This to me was a musical movement in our community and still to this day in the world.”

Daughtry adds:

“Chris Cornell is one of the defining voices that grabbed me by the heartstrings and made me want to be a rock singer. ‘Hunger Strike’ is one of, if not the most iconic rock duets of our generation. It’s the whole ’90s wrapped up in one song! Doing this song with Lajon, one of my favorite humans I’ve had the pleasure of calling friend and brother means the world to me!”

Stream it below or grab it here.

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