Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello and System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian are teaming up for a Gang of Four tribute album, as their founding guitarist Andy Gill died last February.
The album, which will be called The Problem With Leisure: A Celebration Of Andy Gill And Gang of Four, was actually in the works prior to Gill’s death. Today, Morello and Tankian have previewed the album with a cover of Gang Of Four’s 1979 classic “Natural’s Not In It.”
“Andy Gill was one of a handful of artists in history who changed the way guitars are played,” Morello explains. “His band Gang of Four were just incendiary and completely groundbreaking with Andy’s confrontational, unnerving and sublime playing at the forefront. His jagged plague-disco raptor-attack industrial-funk deconstructed guitar anti-hero sonics and fierce poetic radical intellect were hugely influential to me.”
Listen to Morello and Tankian’s cover of “Natural’s Not In It” below.
The Problem With Leisure is set for release in May.