Hear Chris Shiflett’s country cover of Thin Lizzy’s Cowboy Song

Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett has announced a soon-to-be-released solo EP, Starry Nights & Campfire Lights, and shared a “toe-tapping” Thin Lizzy cover…

Hear Chris Shiflett’s country cover of Thin Lizzy’s Cowboy Song
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Following the release of 2023 album Lost At Sea, Chris Shiflett will be dropping a brand-new EP this month.

Entitled Starry Nights & Campfire Lights, the record is out on March 15 via Spinefarm, and it features the Foo Fighters man covering Thin Lizzy and Hanoi Rocks, as well as including unreleased live and acoustic versions from Lost At Sea.

Speaking about his Thin Lizzy cover of Cowboy Song, which you can stream below, Chris says: “I’ve always loved Thin Lizzy and thought Phil Lynott’s storytelling lyrics could easily translate to country music, none more so than Cowboy Song. I went into the studio with my band between Foo Fighters tours recently out at 606 and worked up our version, which we aimed at a late ’70s Waylon type of vibe, like when outlaw was crossing over into disco.

“Feels like we have a toe-tapper on our hands and I’m excited to work it into the set when we’re overseas. Lizzy is one of the all-time great guitar bands so it was fun trying to put my own spin on the guitar solos – I twanged some of it up, and straight copped bits and pieces too, kind of a homage.”

Catch Chris live at the following dates this month:


20 Dublin Academy
21 Belfast Limelight 2
23 Glasgow Queen Margaret Union
24 Manchester Academy 2
25 Birmingham O2 Academy2
27 London Electric Ballroom

Get your tickets here.

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