Listen to James LaBrie cover Motley Crue's Kickstart My Heart

James LaBrie
(Image credit: James LaBire & Falset)

Dream Theater singer Jame LaBrie has taken himself back to his hair metal roots by joining son Chance LaBrie's band Falset for a cover of Mötley Crüe's 1989 hit Kickstart My Heart. You can listen to the track below.

“To cover Mötley Crüe’s Kickstart My Heart with Falset was both a blast and reminiscent of when I was in a band called Shock Candy back in 86," declares LaBrie Sr. "Shock Candy was a Mötley Crüe cover band and I had one hell of time touring with this band. Needless to say when asked to be involved and sing this Mötley classic with Falset I jumped at the opportunity.

"The Crüe was always to me that raw, down to earth, kick-ass rock band that many acts wish they could imitate and attain but such heights were enjoyed by very few and the Crüe did it and played it like no other.

"Hope you all enjoy this cover by Falset and myself and do yourself a huge favour and check out Falset’s originals. This band has it all going on, great structure, killer riffs and undeniable hooks. They are an undeniable emerging musical force to be reckoned with. Crank this tune up to maximum and see you all out on tour sometime soon.” 

“I remember as a kid I’d always look up to my dad," adds Chance LaBrie. "I thought being in a band and travelling around the world to play songs was the coolest job ever. I still think that. Flash-forward to now and we are now dropping a song together… it’s absolutely crazy. We all had a lot of fun working on this one. We hope you enjoy this homage to the great Mötley Crüe.” 

Falset released their debut album We Follow Or Lead The Way in October 2020.  Produced by Zach Copeland and mixed by Nolly Getgood (Periphery, Devin Townsend), We Follow Or Lead The Way combines metalcore, modern rock, djent, and prog elements.

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.