Puddle of Mudd have released a rendition of the Rolling Stones' classic hit 'Gimme Shelter,' the first single from the band's covers album, 're:(disc)overed.'
The version is similar to the Stones' song, but incorporates fleshed-out instrumentation and, naturally, bigger production than the 1969 original.
"We chose a lot of things that were challenging," guitarist Paul Phillip tells Billboard. "People hear Puddle's gonna do a covers album and they think it'll be Nirvana and the Ramones and Metallica and stuff like that. And that's something we wanted to do, but we wanted to stretch our legs, and it was a very challenging thing to have songs that have piano and these big, crazy arrangements and stuff."
The band reportedly released their covers album after being too "burned out" from touring to focus on a record of new material. The Missouri natives' last release was 2009's 'Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate.'
're:(disc)overed' includes covers of AC/DC's 'TNT,' Neil Young's 'Old Man' and Elton John's 'Rocket Man,' just to name a few. The album is set to be released on Aug. 2.
Listen to 'Gimme Shelter' on AOL Radio's New Rock First station.