Charlie Benante, Alex Skolnick, Brandon Yeagley, and Ra Diaz: Red Barchetta
We’ve said it before: the quarantine has brought some pretty awesome virtual collaborations. In this clip, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick, Suicidal Tendencies bassist Ra Diaz, and Crobot vocalist Brandon Yeagley return for what I think is their second virtual Rush cover.
Here’s what the group shared: “Once again, we’ve been completely knocked out by the responses to our video tribute to the one & only Rush, thank you. This time, we’ve decided to follow up on our most recent track (and our first vocal song, ‘Freewill’) with another one of our favorites, ‘Red Barchetta.’ … Sadly, our completion of this video coincides with breaking news of the loss of one of rock’n’roll’s greatest pioneers, Little Richard. On the one hand, it’s difficult to find a more sonically different pair of acts than Rush and Little Richard. On the other, it’s safe to say (and we’re sure the boys from Toronto would agree) that Little Richard blazed a trail for all of us with a force that perfectly fits the subject of ‘Red Barchetta’ – a high powered sports car from the same time period in which Little Richard was first emerging as an artist. This song is dedicated to him and we hope it brightens up your day.”
H/T to Metal Injection for this one.