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Alex Skolnick, Charlie Benante, Ra Diaz and Brandon Yeagley cover Rush's Red Barchetta

Skolnick, Benanate, Diaz, Yeagley
(Image credit: Skolnick, Benanate, Diaz, Yeagley)

Alex Skolnick and musician pals Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, Suicidal Tendencies bassist Ra Diaz and Crobot singer Brandon Yeagley have released a new lockdown video showing them cover Rush's Red Barchetta. You can see their efforts below.

We previously showed you the group's initial take on the Rush instrumental YYZ, and they've also covered Freewill, their first take on a vocal Rush song for which Crobot singer Yeagley joined the original trio. You can also watch that video below.

"Once again, we’ve been completely knocked out by the responses to our video tribute to the one and only Rush, thank you," says Testament guitarist Skolnick. "This time, we’ve decided to follow up our most recent track (and our first vocal song, Freewill) with another one of our favourites, Red Barchetta.

"Sadly, our completion of this video coincides with breaking news of the loss of one of rock’n’roll’s greatest pioneers, Little Richard. It’s difficult to find a more sonically different pair of acts than Rush and Little Richard but it’s safe to say (and we’re sure the boys from Toronto would agree) that Little Richard blazed a trail for all of us with a force befitting of the subject of Red Barchetta - a high powered sports car from the same time period in which Little Richard was first emerging as an artist. This song is dedicated to him and we hope it brightens up your day."

Little Richard died on Saturday, aged 87.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.