Former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and current LIGHT THE TORCH singer Howard Jones belted out a killer cover of the LYNYRD SKYNYRD classic “Simple Man” on a recent episode of “The Oyster” podcast. You can watch the video footage above.
Jones left KILLSWITCH ENGAGE in 2012 and battled manic depression and bipolar disorder before forming a new project, DEVIL YOU KNOW, with guitarist Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH) and drummer John Sankey (DEVOLVED). Along with bassist Ryan Wombacher (BLEEDING THROUGH), they recorded and toured behind two well-received albums, 2014’s “The Beauty Of Destruction” and 2015’s “They Bleed Red”. In 2017, the band changed its name to LIGHT THE TORCH following a bitter dispute with Sankey, a part owner of the name.
Jones makes an appearance on KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’s latest album, “Atonement”, contributing guest vocals to the song “The Signal Fire”.