Hear Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting Sing On The Rock Covers EP


Exodus drummer Tom Hunting, who has battled cancer for the past year, switches from drums to vocal mic on four new covers of classic rock songs. Indeed, the usually backstage musician takes the lead on his new solo EP, Hunting game.

The effort is available to stream now. The Hunting game version of Thin Lizzy’s 70s rock hit “The Boys Are Back in Town” comes with a music video. However, the Hunting game take is based on the BusBoys’ 1982 version of the song used in the film 48 hours.

This week, an interview emerged where Hunting discussed the EP and his prognosis, with the veteran thrash metal drummer saying he’s in a “good place” with his treatment. (Watch below.)

Hunting Party is also the name of Hunting’s solo band which includes guitarist C. Will Harden (New Messiah) and drummer Gator McKlusky. On the EP, hip-hop icon and Run-DMC co-founder Darryl “DMC” McDaniels guest-stars on Morris Day and the Time’s song “Jungle Love.” James Arthur (Wheelhouse Junction) adds vocals to Jerry Read’s song “East Bound and Down”. The remaining track is a rendition of “You Haven’t Done Nothin'” by Stevie Wonder. Other musicians from Exodus and elsewhere also contribute.

Last year, Hunting was declared “CANCER FREE” by his Exodus bandmate Gary Holt. However, the two musicians later clarified that Hunting was still making progress in his recovery.

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Hunting Party, “The Boys Are Back in Town” (Thin Lizzy Cover)

Interview with Tom Hunting – April 25, 2022

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