To a lot of music fans of the post-rock generation, “Guitar Hero” is the name of a console game, not something that comes along in real life in the 2010s. Gary Clark Jr.
is among the very few of those who’ve been minted lately. He may or may not count as an actual superhero, but there are enough of those to go around in the new “Justice League
” film, which has his and Junkie Xl
’s cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together
” as the principal theme.
On a less heroic note, Clark Jr. also recently collaborated on a cover of Neil Young
’s “Ohio” for a very different screen project, Ken Burns
’ “The Vietnam War
.” Variety spoke with the blues-rocker about both recordings, his Batman wanna-be inclinations, and how he plans to mix blues and hip-hop on his next album.
You’re going to be playing “Come Together
” a lot on TV this year. It’s so non-linear