WORLDWIDE PANIC have released a cover of the Canadian singer-songwriter’s ’90s hit “You Oughta Know”, on all digital platforms. The track was mixed by legendary producer and engineer, Mike Plotnikoff (Chris Cornell, The Cranberries, KISS, Fear Factory, Aerosmith) and mastered by Joshua Wickman (KING 810, Within the Ruins, Motograter).
Accompanying the cover is a lyric video by Rob Neilson of Wired Digital which can be viewed here:
Worldwide Panic frontman Lane Steele recalls how this outlandish idea came about, “We were in the middle of recording a bunch of songs in the studio for about a month or so. Long days, so I like to take baths. Baths where for some reason I watch cheesy reality shows such as Real Housewives, etc. I was in the bath watching this awful show that I have no clue why I like, and I started humming the intro melody to this song. I was like, ‘Huh, what song is that’? At that point I realized it was Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know”. I found the karaoke version and started to sing it in my style and thought is sounded pretty interesting. So I called the studio like I own it and said, ‘I need to get in there tomorrow!’ They wondered why, because our tracks were already done. I told them my idea and they replied, ‘That’s amazing, we will see you at 10 AM!’ I stayed up, wrote the demo, went in, and the rest is history, as they say. So, enjoy our twisted, dark and heavy rendition of a ’90s classic which is Worldwide Panic’s, ‘You Oughta Know’!”
Worldwide Panic will trek across the U.S. for five straight weeks this February/March as support act to alt-metal giants Mushroomhead and traveling rock ‘n roll circus sideshow Hellzapoppin; along with Cleveland, Ohio industrial metal band Ventana. Worldwide Panic also recently embarked on a Fall 2018 tour supporting Flaw and Smile Empty Soul.
The band says about the tour, “This is a dream tour for all of us in Worldwide Panic. All our fans are excited to see us and Mushroomhead pair up together!”
Worldwide Panic U.S. tour dates w/ Mushroomhead, Hellzapoppin & Ventana:
2.15 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos Concert Theatre 2.16 – Sturtevant, WI @ Route 20 2.17 – Belvidere, IL @ The Apollo Theatre 2.18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line 2.19 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge 2.20 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep 2.21 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater 2.22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Royal 2.23 – Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center 2.24 – Everett, WA @ Tony V’s Garage 2.27 – Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go 2.28 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick 3.02 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red 3.03 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock 3.06 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill 3.07 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live 3.08 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall 3.09 – Orlando, FL @ Shovelhead Lounge 3.10 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug 3.12 – Spartanburg , SC @ GroundZero 3.13 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall 3.14 – Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions 3.15 – Harrison, OH @ Blue Note Harrison 3.16 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre 3.17 – Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
Worldwide Panic recently released their latest single “Party” mixed by Mike Plotnikoff (In Flames, Warbringer, Fear Factory, Mudvayne, Van Halen, Aerosmith, KISS, and many others) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Pantera, Korn, Deftones, Nirvana, etc).