Hookers & Blow, the covers band led by longtime Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi, has finished recording its debut studio album and has unveiled the full track list.
The 12-track album, which will be released later in 2021, features renditions of such classic rock tunes as The Rolling Stones‘ “Under My Thumb” and “Rocks Off,” Led Zeppelin‘s “Trampled Underfoot” and “No Quarter,” David Bowie‘s “Ziggy Stardust,” Eddie Money‘s “Shakin’,” Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers‘ “American Girl,” The Zombies‘ “Time of the Season,” and Elton John‘s “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting.”
Late Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali is featured on both Led Zeppelin songs, while sibling rockers The Okai Sisters lent their talents to a version of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Godzilla.”
The album will be available for pre-order soon.
Hookers & Blow has lined up a series of 2021 concerts, beginning next month with a run of Texas shows kicking off May 19 in Austin.
Grossi says in a statement, “With SO many of these one time cash-grab ‘ALL STAR’ projects that literally release a record that in most cases is recorded remotely and most of the time the ‘band’ never even steps on stage with each other[,] Hookers & Blow are proud to be the real deal. We have been doing this (whatever it is) for almost 20 years and the record speaks for itself.”
The band’s current lineup also includes Danzig drummer Johnny Kelly, longtime W.A.S.P. bassist Mike Duda and singer Nadja Reed, who is Dizzy’s wife.
Here’s the full Hookers & Blow track list:
“Rocks Off” (The Rolling Stones)
“Shakin"” (Eddie Money)
“Trampled Underfoot” (Led Zeppelin) — featuring Frankie Banali
“Ziggy Stardust” (David Bowie)
“The Winner Loses” (Body Count)
“Time Of The Season” (The Zombies)
“American Girl” (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
“Godzilla” (Blue Oyster Cult) — featuring The Okai Sisters
“You Gotta Fight for Your Right (to Party)” (The Beastie Boys)
“Under My Thumb” (The Rolling Stones)
“No Quarter” (Led Zeppelin) — featuring Frankie Banali
“Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” (Elton John)
By Matt Friedlander
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