Bassist Billy Sheehan, singer Jeff Scott Soto, guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain have teamed up to cover “Loss Of Control,” the deep track from Van Halen’s third album, Women And Children First.
This is their seventh “Collab-A-Jam.”
Guitarist Phil Demmel explains, “This a song Dave and I have been jamming for a while. It had to be covered. While I was touring with Nonpoint last year, my bud Jeff came to a show and we talked about our VH worship. He went on to show me his “tri-tone” DLR screams that pretty much NO ONE can match. I’ve been waiting for the perfect tune to come along to ask him to do and this was perfect! I was going to reach for the moon and ask him to hit up his band-mate Billy to join us but he beat me to the punch and MADE IT HAPPEN. McClain puts on a tight shirt/Alex VH shades and kills this.
“If you haven’t seen DLR’s 1983 US Festival footage, check it out to get our opening scene Iced Tea reference.
“Such an honor to be joined by these guys to jam on a kick-ass song by some of our heroes of Rock.”
Watch the video, embedded below, and share your thoughts in the comments section!
Jeff Scott Soto (Sons of Apollo, Soto, Journey, Yngwie Malmsteen)- Vocals Billy Sheehan (Sons of Apollo, Winery Dogs, David Lee Roth, Talas)- Bass Dave McClain (Sacred Reich, Slayer SA)- Drums/Jack Daniels Guzzler Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence, BPMD)- Guitar/Low Jump
Mixed by Juan Urteaga
Video by Grey Haven Media Dave/Phil footage filmed by our Merkin brothers Brant Daoust and Jimmy Boyd.