Tidbits•July 9, 2020 11:16 PM ET
Byzantine, Bad Wolves, Five Finger Death Punch members cover Metallica
Byzantine's Chris "OJ" Ojeda recently recruited a few friends to join him in covering Metallica classic, "The Shortest Straw." Joining Ojeda for the performance, which can be viewed below, were Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), and Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head). Ojeda had the following to say: "Chris Kael and I have discussed working on something over the past few years since we are old friends. When I mentioned a Metallica cover during this time of restriction, he jumped at the chance. He was able to bring Mike Portnoy on board pretty quickly and I pulled Doc Coyle and Phil Demmel in. I have been musically dormant since the release of 'The Cicada Tree', spending time raising my three kids and building Trident Music Facility, so it feels great to track some guitars and vocals again. 'The Shortest Straw' is quite possibly a perfect Metallica song. I am a piece of driftwood in a sea of Gold performing this classic tune with these fantastic musicians! We hope you enjoy."