Buckcherry covered Deep Purple’s classic song “Highway Star” and placed it on their 2008/9 Black Butterfly album.
It oozes Buckcherry’s sleazy American rock style from the start, and, dare I say it, I prefer it to the original. It’s an adrenalin rush of a song which is why it stuck in my head when my book’s main character had a craving for speed.
It’s no wonder that NASCAR chose it to theme one of their promo music videos. Enjoy.