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Buckcherry + NASCAR = 'Highway Star'

Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments6 Comments
I've written about music and NASCAR in the past. After all, some of our favorite bands have created songs for the spectator sport. Now, you can add Buckcherry to the list. The modern Glam outfit covered Deep Purple's "Highway Star" for the Sprint Cup Series. Even better, Buckcherry decided to release a new version of Black Butterfly featuring "Highway Star."


I'm not necessarily a fan of covers, but I think this one is really good. I got the new version of Black Butterfly and added "Highway Star" to my iPod. You can buy the single on iTunes, or you can pick up a physical copy of Black Butterfly at your area record shop. "Highway Star" is worth the cost.


Reader Comments (6)

Sounds good but you should check out the version of Highway Star by the band Metal Church it's excellent.
August 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterreptileblvd
This song kicks ass and buckcherry made it even better
August 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
I'm with Motley.It's a kick ass song, and that version fucking smokes!!
August 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGary
now i'm not a fan of Nascar in the slightest, and cars n' stuff just bore me, but what a tune!
August 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
the part where josh todd jumps over the car is pretty cheesy haha
August 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrüe düde
At the risk of offering a descenting opinion, I think Buckcherry's version of Highway Star is pretty lame. It almost sounds as if the whole band is phoning in their performances. Josh's vocal performance is particularly weak. the whole version has no passion, no intensity, no nothing. Listen to the amazing version that Metal Church did of Highway star back in 1984 to hear how this tune should be covered.
August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBob

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