Maryland boogie metallers Clutch have decided to give fans all the tailfeather-shaking riffs they could possibly want this holiday season. The band have just announced that later this month, they’ll be hosting a third Live from the Doom Saloon concert livestream — this one featuring a setlist of songs chosen by their fans.
Live from the Doom Saloon – Vol. III will drop December 18th. Not only that, but donations made during the show will go to a good cause: Save Our Stages, a charitable organization that raises money for over 3,000 independent venues in 50 states and Washington D.C. that are banding together to ask Washington for targeted legislation to help live music survive.
“The Doom Saloon Volume 2 set was written by a fan” states frontman Neil Fallon. “We had over 4000 set list submissions. We were able to see what songs were the most requested and for Doom Saloon Volume 3 we will play the fifteen most requested songs from Doom Saloon Volume 2’s set list requests. It could be thought of as a greatest hits set as per the fans.”
Tickets and merch for the livestream are available for purchase now.
Clutch have really taken the quarantine as an opportunity to give fans what they want. Last month, the band released a new recording of one of their oldest tracks, with Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe getting in on the fun.
“‘Passive Restraints’ was one of the first Clutch songs I wrote lyrics to,” says frontman Neil Fallon. “It was a staple of Clutch sets for years but fell by the wayside as we wrote more and more songs over the years. When we toured with Lamb of God a few years back, Randy would often ask us to bring it back into rotation. We dragged our feet, and finally, we caved. And we were glad we did. The last time Clutch played Copenhell, Randy joined us on stage to perform the song. We decided to re-record it for the WM Vault Series and thought it was only fitting to have Randy join us.”
“When Clutch asked if I wanted to sing an older song with them during our 2016 tour together, I knew immediately which one I wanted to do — ‘Passive Restraints,’” says Blythe. “We performed it in Milwaukee, then again a few years later at Copenhell Fest in Denmark, and I had a blast both times. I think they were a bit surprised I chose a song released in 1992, but I’ve been a fan for a long time. I’ve followed their development as a band since the early days and have enjoyed every album, but as a musician, I know sometimes it’s fun to dust off something you haven’t played in many years and see how it sounds. The song holds up to this day, and I was honored to sing on its re-release.”
Shake the rafters with “Passive Restraints” below:
Words by Chris Krovatin