James Labrie Explains His Opinion About Mötley Crüe As He Covers ‘Kickstart My Heart’
Dream Theater singer James LaBrie has recently collaborated with Falset to record a cover of Mötley Crüe’s 1989 hit ‘Kickstart My Heart.’
Falset is a Canadian progressive rock band in which the son of James Labrie, Chance LaBrie, plays the drums. The band had released their debut album ‘We Follow Or Lead The Way’ in October 2020 which has experimental and progressive tones that reflects the band’s musical style, and released a music video for the single ‘Give’ in July 2020. The album is seen as a combination of metalcore, djent, modern, and progressive rock elements.
Recently, James Labrie has joined the band Falset for a cover of one of Mötley Crüe’s classic hits, ‘Kickstart My Heart.’ The band appears to be stayed faithful to the original song while covering it, and covering the song is special for LaBrie for not only he worked with his son but also it took him back into an early era of his musical career as he was on a Mötley Crüe cover band in the past, and was apparently a fan of the band.
As James Labrie said:
“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. 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.”
James then said that he hoped the audience liked the cover, adding they should check out other original songs by Falset. He stated that the band has a great structure, killer riffs and undeniable hooks, and they are an ‘undeniable emerging musical force to be reckoned with’. He then wished to see the fans on tour sometime soon.
“I remember as a kid I’d always look up to my dad. I thought being in a band and traveling 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.”
You can listen to the cover below.