When heavy metal legends Motley Crue said there was going to be a country tribute album made up of their songs, we thought it was going to be awful. Then they released the track list, and now we know it’s going to be awful.
While many of the Crue’s hits are on the album, some crucial tunes are missing while others are included when they shouldn’t be. Where’s “Shout at the Devil”? Maybe country performers are too bible crazy to sing the song bassist Nikki Sixx wrote while he was messing around with some dark forces – go read The Dirt if you want the full story – but protested that the album and title song was “Shout at the Devil,” not with.
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What is “Afraid” doing on there? Does anyone even remember what album that’s off of? Same goes for “Animal in Me.”
All that being said, the title of the album, Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue, is a predictable yet perfect title, and we’re guessing that LeAnn Rimes‘ cover of “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” will actually be really good, as will Justin Moore‘s cover of “Home Sweet Home,” since both tunes lend themselves well to country melodies. Still, we’re sure that true Crue vans never wanted to hear songs like “Kickstart My Heart,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” or any other Crue song set to a country beat.
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Apparently the guys are excited for the new release, as Sixx posted on his Instagram account Wednesday, “Jammed onstage with Justin Moore and Vince tonight during Home sweet Home. Really fun. Just listened down to 15 country artists who are huge Crüe fans covering our songs. That’s an honor and then to think these songs are not only multi generational but crossing genres too.”
The full list includes:
1. Rascal Flatts, “Kickstart My Heart”
2. Florida Georgia Line, “If I Die Tomorrow”
3. LeAnn Rimes, “Smokin’ In The Boys Room”
4. Justin Moore, “Home Sweet Home”
5. Cassadde Pope with Robin Zander, “The Animal In Me”
6. Aaron Lewis, “Afraid”
7. Big & Rich, “SOS”
8. Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen, ‘Without You’
9. Eli Young Band, ‘Don’t Go Away Mad’
10. Lauren Jenkins, ‘Looks That Kill’
11. The Cadillac Three, ‘Live Wire’
12. The Mavericks, ‘Dr. Feelgood’
13. Brantley Gilbert, ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’
14. Gretchen Wilson, ‘Wild Side’
15. Darius Rucker, ‘Time For Change’
Nashville Outlaws will be released July 9, just in time for the beer-drinkin’-in-yer-truck (AKA summer) season, on Big Machine Records and Motley Records.
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