Dirty Honey, one of the hottest new bands in rock today, offer up a brand new Amazon Original, a soul-and-swagger-filled cover of Aerosmith’s “Last Child,” written by Steven Tyler and Brad Whitford and originally released on the iconic band’s 1976 album, Rocks. Click here to check out Dirty Honey’s cover version, available now only on Amazon Music.

Dirty Honey – Marc LaBelle/vocals, John Notto/guitars, Justin Smolian/bass and drummer Corey Coverstone – recorded the track on December 21st at the historic RCA Studio B in Nashville, TN, the same studio where The King of Rock & Roll himself, Elvis Presley, recorded more than 250 songs. Six-time Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, John Prine, and the Lady Gaga/A Star Is Born six-million selling Always Remember Us This Way) produced the track.  Check out the in-studio, behind-the-scenes video footage of the recording, as well as Labelle discussing the track, Dirty Honey’s connection to Aerosmith, and working with Cobb, below.

Said Labelle, “Aerosmith has been a huge influence on our band, and Last Child is a staple in our live set, so to be tipping our hat to the band is really special.  Plus, we’re all big fans of the way Dave makes records.  He does it live, he tracks live, he does minimal overdubs, and we love that.  Our goal has always been to make music that has soul, that has a live feel, and has a performance element to it instead of perfectly in-tune vocals and perfectly played guitar solos.  That’s our philosophy for everything we do, we’re trying to capture performance, not perfection.”

Launched in September 2019, Amazon Music HD provides customers with the highest quality, with more than 50 million songs in High Definition, millions of songs in Ultra HD, and a growing catalog of 3D Audio.  Dirty Honey’s Last Child is available in Ultra HD, (better than CD quality), with a bit depth of 24 bits and a sample rate of 96 kHz.

Amazon Music listeners can find Last Child on the Rock Scene playlist  Customers can also simply ask, “Alexa play the Amazon Original by Dirty Honey” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices. In addition to Last Child, Amazon Music listeners can access hundreds of Amazon Originals featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music.

Dirty Honey hits the road today on the first leg of its 2020 Rolling 7s North American tour.  The 25-date, coast-to-coast tour begins in Austin, TX at The Parish and wraps up six weeks later on February 28th at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Hotly-tipped UK rock outfit The Amazons will open on all dates. The itinerary is below; for all ticketing and VIP information, go to  https://www.dirtyhoney.com.


17  The Parish, Austin, TX
18  The Blue Light, Dallas, TX 
19  The Studio at Warehouse Live, Houston, TX 
21  The Parish at House of Blues, New Orleans, LA 
22  Club LA, Destin, FL
24  Dixie Roadhouse, Fort Myers, FL
25  Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville, FL
27  Sidetracks Music Hall, Huntsville, AL
28  The Basement East, Nashville, TN
29  Capone’s Johnson City, TN
31  Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD

1   Stage On Herr at HMAC, Harrisburg, PA
5   Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY
7   The Stache, Grand Rapids, MI
8   The Machine Shop, Flint, MI
10  Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
11  Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
12  Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
14  Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO
15  The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
17  Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
21  Nuemos, Seattle, WA
22  Polaris Hall, Portland, OR
25  Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
27  The Parish at House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
28  El Rey, Los Angeles, CA


17  WXTB 98RockFest, Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
18  WJRR Earth Day Birthday, Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando, FL
24  WDHA Rocks the Rock, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
25  WAAF 50th Anniversary, DCU Center, Worcester, MA

1  Lunatic Luau, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

Listen to Dirty Honey’s When I’m Gone, here, and Rolling 7’s, here.

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  • Doug R. on

    Their version might be ok (wouldn’t want to know even if it was) and as a band they might be very good, (I hope so for the future of rock) but nobody, and I mean NOBODY touches “Last Child!”

    • Doug on

      Oh man, so right! “Last Child” is sacred in my book. I do wish these guys would put out a physical CD for those who want that form.

  • T on

    Not a bad cover. I agree with him about capturing a good feel during recording as opposed to the Mutt Lang method of dissecting every note and making everything just perfect. Those early Aerosmith albums are great, and some of the lesser known tracks are some of my favorites. The older analog mixing boards (Like the Neve that Dave Grohl has from Sound City) have a warmth and tone that is actually part of the overall sound of those records, in the same way that guitar amps shape the sound of a guitar. I do record on my computer for practical reasons, but if given the choice I would have a large console and track live for the most part.

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