Five Finger Death Punch has put out a genre-bending new single. They’ve released a cover of Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s 1988 hit “Blue On Black,” featuring Shepherd himself along with country singer Brantley Gilbert and Queen’s Brian May.
FFDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory calls the collaborative effort a “unification” project. “We feel like it’s a multi-dimensional, multi-level effort unifying the different,” the guitarist says. “So for us, it’s an honor to have this record with these people and have hard rock, classic rock, country all together on a song.”
FFDP originally recorded a rendition of Shepherd’s track for their latest album “And Justice For None,” but then they came up with the idea of teaming up with the original singer for the cover. The proceeds from this new, collaborative version go to the Gary Sinise Foundation, benefiting first responders.