L.A. Rats feat. Nikki Sixx, Rob Zombie and John 5 release animated video for single “I’ve Been Everywhere”
L.A. Rats consisting of bassist Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.), singer Rob Zombie, guitarist John 5 (Rob Zombie, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Marilyn Manson) and drummer Tommy Clufetos (The Dead Daisies, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath) have released an animated video for their cover of Geoff Mack‘s song “I’ve Been Everywhere” for the upcoming Netflix release The Ice Road. The movie will be released on June 25th.
Wikipedia states the following about the song’s origins (with slight edits): “”I’ve Been Everywhere” is a song written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 1959, and made popular by Lucky Starr in 1962.
The song as originally written listed Australian towns. It was later adapted by Australian singer Rolf Harris with English and Scottish toponyms (1963), and by John Hore (later known as John Grenell) with New Zealand toponyms (1966). In 1962, the song was a number-one US country hit for Hank Snow. The song was also recorded by Lynn Anderson (US 1970), Asleep At The Wheel (US 1973), Johnny Cash (US 1996), Ted Egan, the “Farrelly Brothers” from the television series The Aunty Jack Show (Australia 1974, a parody version, on the album Aunty Jack Sings Wollongong), John Grenell (NZ 1966), Mike Ford (Canada, 2005), The Sunny Cowgirls and the Statler Brothers. Harvey Reid also included the song in his Dreamer Or Believer album.”
L.A. Rats‘ “I’ve Been Everywhere” video: