Supergroup Bad Penny releases a brand-new single, “Push Comes to Shove,” featuring Judas Priest’s Rob Halford and Militia Vox.
Talking about “Push Comes to Shove,” Mike Holtzman says, “Danny [Miranda] and I came up with the music and melody for this one. We knew we had something special… these exotic world-music elements, the inner dialogue, the heavy groove…it just needed extraordinary voices to bring it home. We are thrilled Rob and Militia agreed to sing it. They absolutely killed it.”
He goes on to add, “The object of this band is to tap into sounds and genres we love, and not to pigeon-hole ourselves as this-or-that. We want to keep ourselves and our listeners surprised and challenged. There are a few more cool twists and turns ahead.”
When the pandemic halted touring and live shows, Bad Penny got together, combining the talents of Steve Augeri (former lead singer of Journey), Todd La Torre (frontman of Queensryche), Danny Miranda (former bassist of Queen and currently with Blue Oyster Cult), Jules Radino (drummer for Blue Oyster Cult), and Mike Holtzman (guitarist, songwriter).
Bad Penny followed by releasing “Voices in My Head,” followed by “The Mirror Lies,” and “Lose Myself.” The latter song amassed more than 300,000 streams on Spotify.
“Push Comes to Shove” opens on light exotic acoustic guitar colors rolling into a Jovian rhythm topped by surging electric guitars. Halford’s distinctive, potent voice imbues the lyrics with haunting textures, followed by the entry of Militia Vox’s crème de la crème symphonic metal vocals, dreamy yet ineffably bewitching.
When the two voices blend in harmony, the sonic result is marvelously intoxicating, riding over an incandescent guitar, and sweeping glowing orchestral surfaces.
Blending syncopated guitars and highlighted percussion, “Push Comes to Shove” pairs two of rock’s elite voices into an edgy metal masterpiece.
As Rob Halford shares, “This song just grabbed me. It’s mysterious, dark, and sexy.”