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    Listen to Chris Shiflett's Country-fied Version of Thin Lizzy's "Cowboy Song"

    Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett Releases New Music; “Cowboy Song” a Country-fied Version of a Thin Lizzy Classic

    Chris Shiflett - Cowboy SongVeteran rocker, podcast host, songwriter, and Foo Fighters guitar slinger Chris Shiflett is releasing more new solo work this spring, starting today with an inspired country-fied cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Cowboy Song” complete with twanged up twin leads and pedal steel guitar. The track is taken from the forthcoming EP Starry Nights & Campfire Lights, which will be released digitally on March 15. Listen to "Cowboy Song" here:

    Of “Cowboy Song” Shiflett says, "I’ve always loved Thin Lizzy and thought Phil Lynott’s storytelling lyrics could easily translate to Country music, none more so than ‘Cowboy Song’. I went into the studio with my band between Foo Fighter tours recently out at 606 and worked up our version, which we aimed at a late 70’s Waylon type of vibe, like when Outlaw was crossing over into Disco. Lizzy is one of the all-time great guitar bands so it was fun trying to put my own spin on the guitar solos - I twanged some of it up, and straight copped bits and pieces too, kind of an homage.”

    The EP also features an Americana rendition of the Hanoi Rocks glam rock anthem, “Don’t You Ever Leave Me”, and unreleased live and acoustic versions of tracks from the highly acclaimed solo album, Lost At Sea, recorded during a SiriusXM Outlaw Country session as well as at Apogee Studios in Santa Monica late last year.

    Shiflett also recently launched a new video series called ‘Shred with Shifty’ where he interviews some of the guitar greats, delving into their most iconic solos and the art of playing guitar. Guests so far have included the likes of Nile Rogers, Alex Lifeson (Rush), Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Brad Paisley, Ace Frehley (KISS) and more. Head to for more info.

    The EP lands just after he makes his Grammy Museum debut in Los Angeles, and ahead of his headline tour across the UK and Ireland in March. Following in May, Shifflet will head up North to play half a dozen shows in and around the Bay Area including three stops in Napa, culminating with a solo set at the famed BottleRock Festival on May 24.

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