Slash Teams Up With Brian Johnson, Steven Tyler On Cover Of Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Killing Floor’

Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarist Slash has teamed up with AC/DC‘s Brian Johnson and Aerosmith‘s Steve Tyler for a cover version of Howlin’ Wolf‘s “Killing Floor.”

The song, which will be part of Slash’s upcoming blues cover album Orgy of the Damned, features Johnson on vocals and Tyler on harmonica. The record is due out on May 17 via Gibson Records.

“‘Killing Floor’ was a song that I’ve always wanted to do,” Slash told Rolling Stone. “Brian was the only guy I thought of for that song, just because I know Brian’s voice, and I know what it sounds like when he sings in a lower register.”

“When Slash asked me to sing on ‘Killing Floor,’ I said yes immediately,” Johnson said in a statement. “It was one of the first songs I learned in my very first band, and when he played me the backing track, it was a no-brainer, and Steven’s harmonica is so bloody hot. I had a ball with Slash in the studio, and I think we did this great old song justice. Rock on.”

“These are guys that I grew up listening to, a big influence on me as a rock and roll guy,” Slash told Ultimate Classic Rock about working with the pair. “So it’s a magic moment for me, for sure.”

Orgy of the Damned also features guest appearances by Iggy Pop, Chris Stapleton, Demi Lovato, Paul Rodgers, Chris Robinson, Billy Gibbons, and Gary Clark Jr.

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