Tom Morello has tapped Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder for a new rendition of AC/DC‘s 1979 classic, “Highway To Hell.” The track is the lead single from Morello’s latest solo set, The Atlas Underground Fire, which drops on October 15th.
Morello and Springsteen thrilled crowds with a rendition of the tune during the E Street Band‘s 2014 tour of Down Under when Morello was subbing for Steve Van Zandt.
Morello tweeted: “Our version of ‘Highway To Hell’ pays homage to AC/DC but with Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, bringing this legendary song into the future. One of the greatest rock n’ roll songs of all time sung by two of the greatest rock n’roll singers of all time. And then I drop a shredding guitar solo. Thank you and good night.”
Aside from past touring duties, Tom Morello played on Bruce Springsteen’s 2012 album, Wrecking Ball, and was featured extensively on its 2014 followup, High Hopes. We asked Morello if he feels like an honorary E Streeter now: “I’ve always looked at it like we are allies and comrades in arms. Y’know, the E Street Band has a long, storied history that began on E Street in New Jersey. I am a big fan of the E Street Band, and when asked to play I consider it a great honor. That’s the way that I look at it.”