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Nikki Sixx, Rob Zombie & others form new band L.A. Rats; cover country classic “I’ve Been Everywhere”

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Mötley Crüe‘s Nikki Sixx and shock rocker Rob Zombie have formed a new band called L.A. Rats.

The debut release from the group, which also includes Zombie’s guitarist John 5 and Ozzy Osbourne drummer Tommy Clufetos, is a cover of the classic 1959 country song “I’ve Been Everywhere.”

The track was recorded for the soundtrack to the upcoming Netflix film The Ice Road, which premieres June 25. It’s unclear whether L.A. Rats is a one-time thing just for this particular project or if more music is forthcoming, but in the meantime, you can listen to Zombie recite the names of American cities over an industrial metal riff now via digital outlets.

Sixx and Mötley announced last week that their planned reunion tour, which also features Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, would be postponed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, Zombie just released a new album, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, in March.

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