Ayatollah of Rock 'N' Rolla

Album: Savages (2013)
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  • The song features a vocal contribution from Neil Fallon. The Clutch frontman said: "I am stoked to have been asked by Max to participate on the 'Ayatollah Of Rock 'N' Rolla' track! Max brought Clutch out on some of our earliest and most formative tours and this brought back some very fond memories of singing with Max all those years ago."
  • Max Cavalera told Ghost Cult magazine: "A song like 'Ayatollah of Rock 'N' Rolla,' it was something totally new. I never did anything like that before. It starts with like this Country, cowboy riff, and Neil starts talking over it and it was so killer! And of course that line in the chorus 'Ayatollah of Rock 'N' Rolla' is from Mad Max. It's probably my favorite song on the album. I don't want to make the same record over and over."
  • In our interview with Max Cavalera, he explained why he wanted Neil Fallon on board for this song. Said Max: "I thought it was a great idea to do a song with Clutch, and mixing Soulfly and Clutch together in the same song for me sounded just so amazing and unusual and wild and exotic, which was great. We did it and it sounds killer."

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