PREMIERE: Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake’s reggae cover of Mötley Crüe’s “Home Sweet Home” is amazing

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If you’re a Less Than Jake fan, you already know that the band has an extremely unironic appreciation for all things ’80s rock and metal. They’ve covered everyone from Twisted Sister to Slayer—hell, the band once toured with Bon Jovi. (True story!) So when LTJ frontman Chris DeMakes was asked to contribute to RareBreed Recording Co.’s ongoing flexi 7-inch series, he knew what he had to do. Now, we present to you Chris DeMakes’ reggae version of Mötley Crüe’s epic power ballad “Home Sweet Home.” (Spoiler alert: It’s awesome.) DeMakes explains:

“’80s metal tunes often get a lot of slack, but when you look past the image of the bands and listen to the melodies with open ears, there’s a lot of good stuff there. When I heard the reggae arrangement, I knew I had made a cool choice.”

Chris DeMakes’ Rare Breed flexi 7-inch can be pre-ordered here.

Catch Chris DeMakes on tour with Less Than Jake in 2016, where the band will perform Losing Streak and Hello Rockview over two nights in multiple cities. Opening acts include Bigwig, the Copyrights and more. Dates:

02/26: State Theater – St Petersburg, FL w/ UNRB & Victims Of Circumstance
02/27: State Theater – St Petersburg, FL w/ Beebs and Her Money Makers & The Antidonts
03/03: Double Door – Chicago, IL support TBA
03/04: Double Door – Chicago, IL w/ The Copyrights & The Mizzerables
03/05: The Shelter – Detroit, MI w/ The Copyrights, We Are The Union & Break Anchor
03/06: The Shelter – Detroit, MI w/ We Are The Union & PT’s Revenge
03/09: Highline Ballroom – NYC, NY w/ Westbound Train & Mephiskapheles
03/10: Gramercy Theater – NYC, NY w/ BIGWIG & Mikey Erg
03/11: The Foundry @ The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA w/ BIGWIG & Mikey Erg
03/12: The Foundry @ The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA w/ Westbound Train & Mephiskapheles
03/17: The Social – Orlando, FL w/ Beebs and Her Money Makers & The Attack
03/18: The Social – Orlando, FL w/ The Attack & Wolf-Face
03/19: Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL w/ Beebs and Her Money Makers & Fallen From The Sky
03/20: Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL w/ QUIT & Fallen From The Sky