Hear Robby Krieger Sit in With Creed for a Cover of the Doors’ ‘Roadhouse Blues': Exclusive Premiere
Creed look back on their multi-platinum past with an upcoming three-CD compilation that includes all their radio hits as well as a generous selection of non-album material and live cuts — including this Woodstock '99 performance of the Doors' "Roadhouse Blues" with Robby Krieger sitting in.
One of several songs Krieger performed with Creed at Woodstock '99, this rendition of "Roadhouse Blues" grew out of a friendship between the former Doors guitarist and the band that developed when Creed covered "Riders on the Storm" for the Stoned Immaculate Doors tribute album. As Krieger later admitted to Music Radar, it might not have been his best performance.
Describing the experience as "very cool," Krieger recalled, "I didn't realize how loud they played – a lot louder than we ever played. I had my two little Fender Blues Devilles and each of them had like four Marshall stacks each. I couldn't hear anything I was playing; luckily, I knew what I was playing and could hear through the monitors." You can listen to the exclusive premiere of the track below.
"Roadhouse Blues" is just one of 40 tracks included on Creed's Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective compilation, which bundles 11 rarities and demos and 13 live and acoustic tracks along with 16 singles mixes and radio edits of the band's singles. Due out Nov. 20 and available for pre-order now, the set supersedes Creed's 2004 Greatest Hits collection and serves as the group's first release since their 2009 reunion record Full Circle. Guitarist Mark Tremonti, meanwhile, released his latest solo effort, Cauterize, earlier this year, featuring Wolfgang Van Halen on bass.
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