On Ann Wilson’s upcoming covers album Immortal, she pays tribute to her friend and fellow Seattle icon Chris Cornell with a cover of Audioslave’s “I Am The Highway.” In the lead-up to its September 14 release, Wilson is offering up this track as the first preview.
“It’s a song about a person who refuses to be tied down by the mundane, who is constantly looking for freedom and independence on a much more universal scale, not just the ordinary, every day tied down type reality,” said Wilson on your YouTube channel. “I think it showed Chris best as a singer, too. Just that strong, passionate, masculine voice he had that was just a cry of a soul.”
Wilson definitely puts her own unique spin on “I Am The Highway” and is for sure a fitting tribute from one iconic voice to another.
A limited amount of autographed CDs of Immortal are currently available for pre-order at AnnWilsonOfHeart.com.
Ann Wilson – Immortal – Track Listing
“A Different Corner” (George Michael)
“A Thousand Kisses Deep” (Leonard Cohen)
“Back to Black” (Amy Winehouse)
“Baker Street” (Gerry Rafferty)
“I Am the Highway” (Chris Cornell, Audioslave)
“I’m Afraid of Americans” (David Bowie)
“Life in the Fast Lane” (Joe Walsh, The Eagles) in honor of Glenn Frey
“Luna” (Tom Petty)
“Politician” (Cream) in honor of Jack Bruce
“You Don’t Own Me” (Lesley Gore)
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.