Modern rock storytellers Coheed and Cambria have teamed up with Grammy Award-winning singer Rick Springfield in the sequel to one of the most iconic stories in rock ‘n’ roll history with ‘Jessie’s Girl 2’. The track, which finds the two extending the narrative of the 1980’s smash hit ‘Jessie’s Girl’

Coheed and Cambria vocalist / guitarist Claudio Sanchez wonders, “has anyone ever written a sequel to another artist’s song?” He continues, “I don’t think so. As a fan of movies, it just seemed like a really interesting idea.” The song’s concept evolves around the premise that ‘he got the girl’ and asks, ‘where are they now?’ Let’s just say it’s not a fairytale ending, as Sanchez surmises, “it’s kind of like a National Lampoon’s movie meets So I Married an Axe Murderer.”

This is epic rock straight out of college in the 80s this is epic rock. Sanchez keeps his voice under control here and the whole track is well crafted and produced. Its a modern take of the original with the faithful reproduction of the palm muted chords and full on rock drumming.

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 To celebrate “Jessie’s Girl 2” (Feat. Rick Springfield), Coheed and Cambria have launched a special webstore pre-order for a 7” vinyl release of the single which will arrive on September 4th. The webstore exclusive vinyl includes a Side B “Jessie’s Girl 2” (Directors Cut) version of the song and is available for pre-order alongside limited edition “Jessie’s Girl 2” merch items including: a t-shirt, trucker hat, button-set, and poster. 

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