Brantley Gilbert Teams Up With Brian May of Queen and Other Iconic Rockers For ‘Blue on Black’ [Watch]
Brantley Gilbert teamed up with rock band Five Finger Death Punch, Brian May of Queen, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd to record a new version of "Blue On Black."
The supergroup re-created the song that was originally recorded and written by Shepherd, and covered by Five Finger Death Punch for their 2018 album And Justice for None. The best part? The artists and their record labels are donating all proceeds from the song to the Gary Sinise Foundation; which honors America's veterans, first responders, their families and those in need.
Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory says in a press release, “To raise awareness for and support First Responders is a cause that’s always been close to our hearts. These brave men and women leave their homes every morning not knowing if they’ll ever see their families again. Yet they make a conscious choice to do so for the greater good.
"What better way to make a difference than to join forces with some of our friends in country, blues and classic rock who happen to be some of the biggest names in those genres and together celebrate these heroes.”
Gilbert adds, “'Blue on Black' is a song my band and I have covered off and on for years… Songs are certified timeless when you can come back to them. It’s always a staple each night and one of my favorite songs to perform.
"When the opportunity came up to sing on Five Finger’s version, with both Kenny Wayne and Brian May of Queen, I jumped at the chance," he added. "Who wouldn’t?! It incorporates so many different musical perspectives, but our collaboration just works brilliantly.”
The collaboration happened when May set up a special recording session for the song along with a simultaneous video shoot to be featured in the music video. May took a pause from his work as a producer to set up the iconic session.
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