An all-star collection of hard rock musicians with NEPA ties has virtually recorded a version of the 1999 hit “Take A Picture” by Filter. The lineup features Cold guitarist Nick Coyle (also lead vocalist for Lifer), Geno Lenardo (ex-Filter guitarist and songwriter) on acoustic guitar, Brian Quinn (Candlebox lead guitarist) on acoustic guitar, Johnny Nova (Cold guitarist) on electric guitar, Lindsay Manfredi (Cold bassist) on bass guitar, Chad Szeliga (Black Star Riders/ex-Breaking Benjamin) on drums and Aaron Fink (Lifer/Earshot/ex-
“I’ve always loved ‘Take A Picture’ and was originally thinking of doing a duo acoustic version with just me and Geno of Filter,” Coyle said in a press release. “Lindsay, our bassist in Cold, is staying with Geno during this lockdown and wanted to be a part of it too so then I thought… who else do I know that would be into playing on this? So, I reached out to Chad to see if he wanted to play drums, hit up my guitarist in Lifer Aaron to play keyboards and my old friend Brian Quinn from Candlebox to play acoustic guitar. And then I asked my good friend and bandmate in Cold Johnny Nova to play electric guitar. Luckily everyone was into it and excited to be a part of it. I am grateful that these guys, and gal, wanted to be a part of my crazy vision!”
Coyle will perform Thursday night for the first edition of the “NEPA Live From Home” series. You can stream the performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Mohegan Sun Arena’s and Karl Hall’s Facebook and IGTV pages.
Quinn, who also hosts a weekly livestream performance, recently spoke with Highway 81 Revisited about the challenges facing touring musicians during the coronavirus lockdown.
You can watch the “Corona Sessions: Take A Picture” video below.