Mötley Crüe bass guitarist Nikki Sixx has recently formed a new supergroup with Rob Zombie, John 5, and Tommy Clufetos, named L.A. Rats, and released a new single, which is a cover of Lucky Starr’s ‘I’ve Been Everywhere.’
However, they aren’t the only ones who made a cover of this song. Actually, the person who made this song very popular is the country legend, Johnny Cash, who released it back in 1996 on his Unchained album.
In the statement he made about this single, Nikki mentioned that this song has lots of rock and roll vibes as well as the country rhythm and asked his bandmates about making a cover of it.
Furthermore, Nikki pointed out that this song has a swagger, energy, and all the feelings you want to experience when you listen to a great song and that’s why they went after to make a cover of it.
Here is what Nikki Sixx said:
“Why don’t we just cut this? This song that’s so rock ’n’ roll, that’s so country, that’s so all of it – it’s the traveling circus, city to city, riff to riff, greasy cheeseburger, rinse and repeat. It’s poetry based on reality, and it’s something every one of us has lived.
We all grew up thinking great bands don’t follow the rules or drive the speed limit. When I called Rob up, he said, ‘I’ve always loved Johnny Cash, and I’ve always loved this song.’ I think that’s what we all share…
There’s the swagger you can feel, that energy you can smell. This song has all that, and that’s what we went after.”
Click here for the source and listen to the song below.