Jason Newsted (METALLICA, VOIVOD, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, NEWSTED) and Bobby "Ed" Landgraf (HONKY) joined DOWN on stage on June 23 at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France to perform a cover version of the CORROSION OF CONFORMITY song "Clean My Wounds". Handling lead vocals for the performance was CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/singer Pepper Keenan, who has spent the last few years focusing on his guitar-playing duties in DOWN. Fan-filmed video footage of the rendition can be seen below.
Keenan joined CORROSION OF CONFORMITY in 1990, but he did not become the band's lead singer until the recording of "Deliverance", which came out in 1994.
In a 2012 interview with Blistering.com, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY bassist/vocalist Mike Dean was asked if the band will ever do anything with Pepper again. "There's no firm plans, but there is a firm desire to make it happen," he said. "We had a really good time doing 'In The Arms Of God' and I'm really proud of that album. The only thing missing was Reed [Mullin]. I thought Stanton Moore did a great job. If you're not going to have your original drummer, then it's novel to get someone who's flamboyant to do their take on it. I thought that was a good move. I came away from that thinking that if we had this level of creativity and also had Mullin… that would be a bonus. But yeah, I hope we don't just get that lineup together for shows or 'Deliverance' nostalgia shows, but get it together with the idea of putting out a record. There's some controversy to doing the three-piece. People are like, "Oh my God, no Pepper!" People haven't even heard it and complain. I'm like, "Complain on, you'll see!" There's a good story behind this version, and there would be a good story behind doing the four-piece again."
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's most recent studio album with Keenan, "In the Arms of God", came out in 2005 on Sanctuary Records.