Oceano Release Free Jimi Hendrix Cover, Claim Earache Records Stole Money From Them

Classic rock gets a brutal redo this morning as the one and only Oceano have released their cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Machine Gun.”

Now this story may get a little messy, so I’m going to do my absolute best to keep facts straight. Apparently, Oceano were approached by the makers of Homefront: Songs For The Resistance to record a cover for their soundtrack. Oceano agreed, choosing Hendrix’s “Machine Gun” as their jam, and worked out an undisclosed amount of money to cover the costs of recording, which was then given to their label by the makers of Homefront to be used toward the cost of making said cover. Oceano entered the studio and recorded the music, but claim Earache never paid them a dime. A statement from the band explaining the situation in their own words can be found below:

“Enjoy a unreleased track by Oceano that covered Jimi Hendrix “Machine Gun” for the Homefront Soundtrack. Because Earache Records got up front money to be given to the band and studio but as all great record companies do they never paid out the band nor BOTA for recording and mixing this song we figure lets let the world hear it for FREE. Thanks Earache Records for spending our money!!”

You can stream the cover after the jump. UTG has reached out to Earache Records for comment and will update you if/when we receive a response.

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