The Kings of Quarantine came together in 2020 after a discussion between Slaves On Dope frontman/CHOM DJ, Jason Rockman and Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, about possibly collaborating on a cover song.
A version of the Faith No More classic was the first installment in a series of covers that was released in an effort to bring some joy and entertainment to music lovers worldwide.
“We hope to not only put a smile on people’s faces but also help the touring staff that have been severely affected by the pandemic”, says Jason. One hundred percent of the profits will be donated to Roadie Relief, a fundraising effort to aid qualifying Roadies who have submitted an application for financial help.
All songs are available for as little as $1 via The Kings of Quarantine‘s Bandcamp page at: thekingsofquarantine.bandcamp.com
Rockman tells us, “It’s just a really, really fun project to gather the pieces and have them fit together in one big puzzle. It’s a lot of fun. It’s challenging, but it’s fun.”
“What I like about it is that these four covers will always be a snapshot of what was going on between 2020 and 2021. This is really where the world was. I mean, some of these guys were not able to go out and work at all. So a lot of them were just sitting at home and they were happy to do it.”
Watch the full interview with Jason Rockman above or over on the Montreal Rocks YouTube channel.
The first video features a myriad of artists such as Frank Bello (Anthrax), Ray Luzier (Korn), Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), Ivan Doruschuk (Men Without Hats), Dennis Lyxén (Refused), Walter Shreifels (Quicksand), Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth), Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC), Esoteric (Czarface), Richard Patrick (Filter) and Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace).
The video also features a guest appearance from Faith No More’s founding member and bass player Billy Gould delivering a special message!
After the success of the first release, members of Limp Bizkit, 311, Mastodon, Filter, Slaves on Dope, The Used, Veruca Salt and In Flames covered Jane’s Addiction’s ‘’Mountain Song’’.
The third cover was by one of Jason Rockman’s favourite bands, Public Enemy. Musicians from Faith No More, Beastie Boys, 311, 3rd Bass, Sepultura, Cypress Hill, H2O and Ron English covered ‘’She Watch Channel Zero’’.
Then members of Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Mastodon, Public Enemy, Crazy Town, Slaves on Dope, Sick of it All, Cryptopsy, La Coka Nostra, RhymeStyleTroop came together for a cover of the Helmet/House Of Pain classic ‘’Just Another Victim’’.
Jason tells us they’re considering doing an all-Canadian version that will help Canadian roadies directly. Watch this space!
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