Matt Hughes releases cover of Sammy Hagar’s track “Heavy Metal”

Matt Hughes releases cover of Sammy Hagar’s track “Heavy Metal”

Canadian rocker Matt Hughes has unveiled his cover of the Sammy Hagar classic track “Heavy Metal.” The single can be purchased and/or streamed at various digital outlets.

HughesBiography on his website indicates in part:

Matt Hughes is a Canadian musician and songwriter delivering powerful, high energy, hard melodic rock music. Matt began playing drums at age 11, then picked up the guitar at age 14 and has since been a lifelong professional, performing musician. Influenced by everything from The Beatles to Metallica, Matt has extensive musical experience and incorporates different styles into his songwriting.

While continuing to play live around his region either with his original band, with his other musical projects or while doing session work with various artists, Matt is putting the finishing touches on his follow-up, full length album set to be released in 2022. For this new album, Matt has recruited Juno award winning and veteran Canadian recording and mixing engineer and producer L. Stu Young (Prince, Triumph, Sum 41, Downchild Blues Band). The new album will also feature guest musicians including drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big, Black Swan), bassist Sean McNabb (Dokken, Lynch Mob, Quiet Riot), guitarist Toshiani Yanagi (guitarist for Jimmy Kimmel Live Band) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Joe Bonamassa, KISS, Alice Cooper, Dream Theatre).”

Matt Hughes‘ “Heavy Metal” single: