Guitarist Gus G states that it was his wife’s idea for him to cover Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing”

Guitarist Gus G states that it was his wife’s idea for him to cover Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing”

Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G was interviewed by Ryan Witting for the Rockin’ You All Night podcast back in September 2018.

Gus G‘s latest solo studio album Fearless¬†was released via AFM Records back in April 2018 and includes a cover of Dire Straits‘ hit single “Money For Nothing.”

When asked about what made him decide to cover the song “Money For Nothing”,¬†Gus G advised (as transcribed by Rockin’ You All Night with slight edits): “It was my wife’s idea. I wanted to do a cover, at least one or two for this record…. I was making a short list, just writing down songs and she [his wife] goes, ‘You should do “Money For Nothing.” Then, I looked it up on YouTube to see if there’s been any recent remakes, and I didn’t really find anything. I got the idea to revamp it, and make it a bit heavier.”

In terms of how the song “Maniac” ended up being covered on Firewind‘s 2008 album The Premonition, Gus G indicated: “That was actually Bob‘s [Firewind‘s keyboard player Bob Katsionis] idea. He suggested it out of the blue. We were finishing up the recordings of the album The Premonition, and it was like our last day in the studio, and he [Katsionis] said, ‘We should do something… for a bonus track.'” Gus G added: “It was intended to be like a bonus track, and it ended up being on the main track list on the record. I think that it’s our most streamed song on Spotify. It seems like it has got a life of it’s own.”

Gus G performing cover of Dire Straits‘ “Money For Nothing” at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen, Denmark on Apr. 6, 2018:

GUS G – Money For Nothing (Dire Straits cover) Pumpehuset, Copenhagen [06.04.2018]

On tour with Jesper Binzer (D.A.D)

Interview with Gus G¬†by the Rockin’ You All Night podcast:

R.Y.A.N. – Season 2, Episode 4: Gus G.

In this episode of Rockin’ You All Night, Ryan Witting interviews guitar virtuoso: Gus G. In this interview, at BLK Live in Scottsdale, AZ, Ryan talks with Gus about; his current solo album: Fearless, his current tour with Vinnie Moore and Richie Kotzen, and his upcoming tour of Europe.