Dirty Honey, one of rock’s hottest breaking bands, will help kick off the 2022 National Hockey League (NHL) Winter Classic on New Year’s Day as part of TNT’s event coverage. Filmed on one of Minnesota’s iconic frozen lakes and directed by Turner Sports’ Tyler Lassiter and Craig Murray, the band – Marc LaBelle/vocals, John Notto/guitar, Justin Smolian/bass, and Corey Coverstone/drums – will wrap up the Pre-Game coverage with their interpretation of hometown hero and rock icon Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.”
“I found out about Dirty Honey through former NHL player Scottie Upshall and have been a fan of the band ever since,” said Lassiter. “I had read that Marc LaBelle was a big hockey guy, and as soon as we landed the NHL deal on TNT earlier this year, my first thought was that we would do something with these guys at some point. When we came up with this concept, all the stars seemed to align. We needed a band who could faithfully pull off a legit Prince cover as well as one passionate enough to agree to shoot on a frozen lake in northern Minnesota in mid-December. The boys crushed it.”
Dirty Honey’s “Let’s Go Crazy” full-length version was recorded in Los Angeles at NRG Studios and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, and will be available on all DSPs (Dirt Records) to coincide with the Pre-Game festivities this Saturday, January 1.
The NHL Winter Classic will match up two of the best teams in the Western Conference when the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues face off at Minneapolis’ outdoor Target Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins. The NHL Pre-Game begins at 6PM ET/5PM CT/3PM PT.
Following Dirty Honey’s NHL Winter Classic debut, the band will hit the road on January 18 for the Young Guns tour, a 31-city, co-headline North American trek with Mammoth WVH. More info is HERE.