POP EVIL pulled out a killer cover of the METALLICA classic “For Whom The Bell Tolls” on July 29 at their show at Warehouse Live in Houston, Texas. Joining POP EVIL on stage to handle lead vocals on the song was Justin Benlolo from supporting band BRKN LOVE. You can check out fan-filmed video footage below.
POP EVIL’s touring lineup includes two session musicians, being drummer Jason Hartless (TED NUGENT) and bassist Joey “Chicago” Walser of EGYPT CENTRAL and DEVOUR THE DAY.
Last month, POP EVIL’s longtime bassist Matt DiRito announced his departure from the band, saying in a statement that “the details surrounding my departure are only known by a few people, and respectfully it will remain that way.”
“Walking away from something I’ve helped build is not easy — but it is the best thing for the band, myself and our respective futures,” he said. “POP EVIL will continue on and so will I, just not together.”
POP EVIL drummer Hayley Cramer was forced to miss the first couple of weeks of the band’s U.S. tour because of COVID-19 travel restrictions.
POP EVIL’s “Versatile” tour kicked off on July 14 with an outdoor show in Lake County, Illinois and will run across the U.S. until September 23.