Alien Ant Farm has returned with a new cover song; their take on the Wham! classic “Everything She Wants.” The alt-rock vets, today, unveiled the song and accompanying music video which is jam-packed with cameos—head below for the full list which includes DJ/producer Zedd, members of 311, P.O.D., Hoobastank, and The Black Dahlia Murder. Working on new music ahead of the pandemic, the band are also set to live-stream a performance from Whiskey A Go-Go on July 11th—purchase tickets here.

Guitarist Terry Corso commented, “We’d been working on our first record in six years when the lockdown hit and basically halted all production. Luckily, we had a handful of songs recorded, mixed and ready to go, including our version of ‘Everything She Wants’ by Wham! The cover seemed like an obvious choice to inject some fun and happiness into a world that could really use it. To sweeten the deal, we figured why not ask fans, friends and family to film themselves having a little fun while quarantined/social distancing and send it to us for the video. The result is a cool experiment in people being apart and sending the clear message that we’re all in this together.”

Corso continues, “As with any cover we take on, it usually starts with us being huge fans of the song and or the artist. The original Wham! version of ‘Everything She Wants’ is extremely heavy. It’s sonic, soulful and has great subject matter. I think we are a bit drawn to syncopated synth bass lines. They translate well to chunky guitars. I think just like with ‘Smooth Criminal,’ it was about keeping the attitude in place and maybe even taking it a little further. At the same time playing into the raw simplicity of the riffs and arrangement while beefing up the guitar somehow makes it a whole different beast of a song.”

As for upcoming plans, Corso concludes, “Next for the band is working with our new label partner Megaforce Records to get this new record out ASAP. Getting back on the road would be great. Maybe even keep developing our drink line with Packinghouse Brewing Co. We’ve been trying to write music during the lockdown. Suddenly, everything now is about video, so there’s a lot of that going on. Front yard golfing. Home projects. Etc. Keeping loved ones safe and trying not to go crazier than we already are.”

Full Camero List (in alphabetical order):

Ajay Popoff (Lit)
Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Benjamin Jackendoff (Marvel Comics)
Brett Hatley(Ex-Howard Stern Show)
Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool)
Coach Rusty (Golf Coach/Trick Artist)
Daniel Estrin (Hoobastank)
DJ R1ck One (Black Eyed Peas/Blood of Abraham/Crazy Town X/3013)
Doug Robb (Hoobastank)
Frank Drank (Capital One commercial/Game Of Thrones actor)
Grant Knight (SHVPES)
Hyro The Hero (Rapper)
Jared Montague (Ex-Taproot)
Joe Sumner (Fiction Plane/son of Sting)
Lorenz Larkin (Bellator Fighter)
Nick Hexum (311)
Rory Scoval (Comedian/Actor)
Shaggy 2 Dope (Insane Clown Posse )
Shifty Shellshock (Crazy Town X)
Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.)
Violent J (Insane Clown Posse)
Zedd (DJ/Producer)

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