PANTERA/NICKELBACK/KID ROCK Version Of ELTON JOHN Classic To Surface On 'Charlie's' Soundtrack

January 24, 2003

The version of ELTON JOHN's "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)" recorded by NICKELBACK's Chad Kroeger, PANTERA's Dimebag Darrell and Kid Rock is tentatively set to surface on the "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" soundtrack.

Kroeger, who said he's been a fan of the Elton classic since he was a kid, recorded most of the track on his own. Then, one night when he was in Dallas to hang out with Dime, he brought along the demo.

"We were driving and I slipped it in [the CD player] in his vehicle, and he just flipped," Kroeger told "So I said, 'Dude, wanna play the guitar solo on this?' And he was like, 'Yeah, I'd love to.' "

The NICKELBACK frontman used a similar sneak attack to recruit Kid Rock. While Kroeger's bandmates were playing golf during some downtime in Detroit, Rock invited the singer to hang at his pad.

"He's got a studio right there in his house," Kroeger said. "We were listening to a bunch of stuff he was doing and I said, 'I brought a CD. Check this out?' When I put it on, he stated singing the whole thing right away. He goes, 'We used to jam this five years ago.' And he really liked the version we were doing, so I took that as an opportunity to ask him to sing the second verse."

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