Post Malone is an honourable member of all genres of music, having expressed an ongoing love in particular for our scene. From belting out My Chemical Romance at Emo Nite to an audition to be part of Crown The Empire, his musical influence transcends all barriers, so it’s only fair for our legends to give a little bit of love back to him. After some solid teasing, Ellefson, the eponymous solo project of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, have dropped a cover of Post Malone banger ‘Over Now’ today. The cut is taken from Malone’s last full-length beerbongs and bentleys, which spawned successful singles and earned a triple platinum status.
On top of the interesting choice of cover, Ellefson is set to release an album – slated for October – and has been working with some legends to date on getting it together. ‘Over Now’ will feature on it, produced by Ellefson, vocalist Thom Hazaert and guitarist Andy Martongelli. It even features guest background vocals by former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, if the existing lineup isn’t enough to tickle your fancy.
The crossover isn’t as out there as you might think, with Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee supporting with drums on the original Posty track. In his worship of classic rock spearheads, fans were treated to an entire Nirvana set by Malone just last week, joined by Blink-182’s Travis Barker. The tribute even earned the stamp of approval from Courtney Love, the famed paramour of generational icon Kurt Cobain. Its intention was not only to provide some entertainment during our quarantine from the COVID-19 pandemic but also to benefit some of the organisations instrumental to our recovery. Viewers raised over $2.7million in donations towards the World Health Organisation, in addition to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Check out the full version of Ellefson’s genre-defying crossover below.