GUS G: THE IDEA BEHIND “MONEY FOR NOTHING”

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Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G was interviewed by Ryan Witting for the Rockin’ You All Night podcast back in September 2018. Gus G‘s latest solo studio album Fearless was released via AFM Records back in April 2018 and includes a cover of Dire Straits‘ hit single “Money For Nothing.”
When asked about what made him decide to cover the song “Money For Nothing”, Gus G advised (as transcribed by Rockin’ You All Night with slight edits): “It was my wife’s idea. I wanted to do a cover, at least one or two for this record…. I was making a short list, just writing down songs and she [his wife] goes, ‘You should do “Money For Nothing.” Then, I looked it up on YouTube to see if there’s been any recent remakes, and I didn’t really find anything. I got the idea to revamp it, and make it a bit heavier.”