David Lee Roth Releases New Song About Selling Your Soul To The Devil

David Lee Roth recently dropped a new track named ‘The Sh*t That Killed Elvis’ on his official YouTube channel, exploring the theme of selling one’s soul to the devil.

The song, offered in both electric and acoustic renditions, was recorded back in 2007, featuring guitarist John 5. These recording sessions were dubbed as ‘The California Sessions.’ Gregg Bissonette played the drums, while Brett Tuggle contributed on keyboards, joining forces with Roth and John 5 during this time.

During a 2013 interview with Rolling Stone, DLR brought up ‘The Sh*t That Killed Elvis’ when discussing his unreleased album with John 5. The frontman said that the recording sessions were originally planned for a theatrical production titled ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar and Grill’ and added:

“It’s autobiographic. ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar and Grill’ is the opening theme song, and it’s about an Indiana kid who goes to sleep — think the Wizard Of Oz — and the characters in his life, the butcher, the baker, and the newspaper guy, pop out of posters and sing him a song called ‘Giddy-Up!'”

He revealed the rest of the musical, explaining:

“And he finds his way to all the good things in life, having discovered rock in the ’60s, and there’s a song titled ‘Alligator Pants’ — yes, I own a pair, I wore them for the last two tours. And things go horribly left-of-center wrong, of course, when you sell your soul to the devil, and one of the tunes is called ‘The Sh*t That Killed Elvis.’ So yeah, it’s pretty stellar material.”

The recently released track, ‘Manda Bala,’ along with four others, namely ‘Giddy-Up!,’ ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar and Grill,’ ‘Alligator Pants,’ and ‘Lo-Rez Sunset,’ were recorded at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood, California.

You can listen to both versions of the song below.