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David Hasselhoff Shares New Cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On”

Open Your Eyes Due Out September 27; Song Features Elliot Easton of The Cars

Sep 23, 2019 The Jesus and Mary Chain
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Actor/musician David Hasselhoff, he of Knight Rider and Baywatch fame, is releasing a new album, Open Your Eyes, on September 27. Now he has shared another song from it, a cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On” that features Elliot Easton, the guitarist for The Cars. It’s a fairly faithful take on the 1989 original. All of this is less surprising when you learn that Open Your Eyes is a covers album also featuring the Hoff’s takes on Modern English’s “Melt With You,” Echo and the Bunnymen’s “Lips Like Sugar” (featuring Flock of Seaguls no less), and David Bowie’s “Heroes.” Check out the “Head On” cover below, followed by The Jesus and Mary Chain’s original.

Also below is the album’s tracklist, as well as Hasselhoff’s tour dates, which are mainly in Germany. Don’t forget that he’s huge there and even performed as the Berlin Wall was being torn down (and his German tour dates are timed to the 30th anniversary of that history rattling event). We’ve also thrown in the recently released video for Open Your Eyes’ title track, which features James Williamson of The Stooges. Don’t hassle the Hoff!

Open Your Eyes Tracklist:

1. Open Your Eyes feat. James Williamson (The Stooges)
2. Head On feat. Elliot Easton (The Cars)
3. I Melt With You feat. Steve Stevens (Billy Idol)
4. Lips Like Sugar feat. A Flock of Seagulls
5. “Heroes” feat. Tyler Bates
6. Here I Go Again feat. Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns)
7. Jump In My Car feat. Todd Rundgren
8. Rhinestone Cowboy feat. Charlie Daniels
9. If You Could Read My Mind feat. Ava Cherry
10. Sugar, Sugar feat. Steve Cropper
11. Mit 66 Jahren feat. Patrick Moraz (Yes/The Moody Blues)
12. Sweet Caroline feat. Ministry
13. That’s Life

David Hasselhoff Tour Dates:

2 Oct - Swiss Life Hall - Hannover, Germany
3 Oct - Max-Schmeling-Halle - Berline, Germany
5 Oct - Haus Auensee - Leipzig, Germany
6 Oct - Olympiahalle München - Munich, Germany
8 Oct - Congress Room Dogana - Innsbruck, Austria
10 Oct - Wiener Stadthalle Halle D - Wien, Austria
12 Oct - Stadthalle Graz - Graz, Austria
14 Oct - Samsung Hall - Zürich, Switzerland
15 Oct - MHP Arena - Ludwigsburg, Germany
17 Oct - Jahrhunderthalle - Frankfurt, Germany
18 Oct - König Pilsener Arena - Oberhausen, Germany
20 Oct - Barclaycard Arena - Hamburg, Germany

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