QUEENSRŸCHE Unveils Official Music Video for Their Rendition of Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell”
QUEENSRŸCHE has just dropped the official music video for their electrifying cover of Billy Idol‘s “Rebel Yell.” Originally featured as a bonus track on their most recent album, “Digital Noise Alliance,” released in October 2022 via Century Media, the band‘s take on this classic tune brings a fresh energy to an iconic rock anthem. The album was once again expertly produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris, known for his previous collaborations with QUEENSRŸCHE on their 2015 release “Condition Hüman” and 2019’s “The Verdict” LPs.
The visually captivating video for QUEENSRŸCHE‘s rendition of “Rebel Yell” was crafted by Thomas Crane of killDevil Films and is available for your viewing pleasure. Guitarist Mike Stone, who made a triumphant return to QUEENSRŸCHE in 2021, graced the band’s latest studio album with his masterful guitar solos.
Since May 2021, Stone has been lending his talents as the second guitarist for QUEENSRŸCHE, following the departure of longtime guitarist Parker Lundgren, who exited the band in July 2021 to pursue other business endeavors.
Mike Stone originally joined QUEENSRŸCHE for the 2003 album “Tribe” and remained with the group for six years before parting ways. In the interim, drummer Casey Grillo took over drumming duties for the band’s original drummer, Scott Rockenfield, who took a step back from the group’s touring activities in early 2017 to devote more time to his young son.
In a twist of events, October 2021 saw Rockenfield initiating a lawsuit against his fellow original bandmates, Wilton and bassist Eddie Jackson. The lawsuit encompassed allegations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and wrongful discharge, among other claims. Several months later, Wilton and Jackson retaliated with a countersuit against Rockenfield, accusing him of abandoning his responsibilities as a band member and misappropriating the group’s assets for his personal gain. This contentious legal battle is slated for trial in January 2024, further adding to the drama surrounding the band’s history.