METALLICA frontman James Hetfield and PRIMUS bassist Les Claypool make guest appearances on GOV'T MULE's track "Drivin' Rain", which is set to be included on the forthcoming NASCAR-sponsored compilation, entitled Crank It Up, which will be released through MCA Records on May 21st. Hetfield, a longtime fan of GOV'T MULE who had previously interviewed the group for a guitar magazine, reportedly contributes vocals to the aforementioned cut.James' appearance on the track was reportedly confirmed by MCA Records and eMule, the official GOV'T MULE e-mail list. (source: Inter Sandman) As previously reported, former METALLICA and current ECHOBRAIN bassist Jason Newsted will be performing with GOV'T MULE at five gigs in the midwest during the third week of April.
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