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ROB ZOMBIE WANTS FANS FOR 'AMERICAN BAND' VIDEO

6/26/2013

Rob Zombie has put out the call to his fans to be part of a video for his cover of the Grand Funk Railroad classic, "We're An American Band." He wants fans to submit footage of themselves rocking out to his version of the song, which is featured on his latest album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. The posted announcement added, "We want singers, bands, cheerleaders, athletes, hard-working, hard-drinking, hard-rocking people! Your submission just might end up in a special fan version of the 'American Band' video created by Rob Zombie."

 

We asked Zombie how he decided to cover the 1973 track: "We wanted a cover song to play, but I wanted a song that was huge, but where the band maybe wasn't as well remembered. Even though Grand Funk Railroad were obviously a gigantic band, they're not like as remembered with younger kids as, say, Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath, I don't think. And you also want a song that you can relate to if you're gonna sing it every night, and we can totally relate to that song."

  • Zombie's fifth solo effort, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor was released in April and entered the Billboard album chart at Number Seven with first-week sales of 34,000 copies.
  • Zombie will headline the 2013 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which kicks off this Saturday (June 29th) in San Bernardino, California.

FAST FACTS

  • "We're An American Band" was the title track of Grand Funk Railroad's seventh studio album and became that band's first Number One hit.
  • The original single was released on transparent gold vinyl.
  • Grand Funk drummer Don Brewer was inspired to write the song after the members of his band and British act Humble Pie were sitting in a bar while on tour, arguing over whether British or American rock was better.

CHECK IT OUT: Learn how to participate in the video at www.sharethevenom.com

Listen to Zombie's cover of "We're An American Band":

Here's Grand Funk's original video for the song:

Rob Zombie On Covering 'We're An American Band'

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