WORLDWIDE PANIC to release Alanis Morissette cover; Band available for Interviews | Metal Assault PR

It is not everyday that you would come across bands even mentioning the name Alanis Morissette, leave along covering one of her songs. Los Angeles based hard rock / heavy metal group WORLDWIDE PANIC are releasing a cover of the Canadian singer-songwriter’s ’90s hit “You Oughta Know”, February 8 2019 on all digital platforms. 

Worldwide Panic is now available for interviews to promote the new single as well as the tour, and we have a limited number of guest list spots for all shows on the Feb-March run (dates below). The band will also be attending the NAMM convention in Anaheim this Saturday January 26, and are offering wildly entertaining interviews to any media outlets willing to interview them. Please spread the word about the new single and tour, contact us with your coverage links for us and the band to repost, and get at us with your guest list / interview inquiries!

Worldwide Panic frontman Lane Steele recalls how this outlandish idea came about: “We were in the middle of recording a bunch of songs in the studio for about a month or so. Long days, so I like to take baths. Baths where for some reason I watch cheesy reality shows such as Real Housewives, etc. I was in the bath watching this awful show that I have no clue as to why I like, and I started humming the intro melody to this song. I was like, ‘Huh, what song is that’? At that point I realized it was Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know”. I found the karaoke version and started to sing it in my style and thought is sounded pretty interesting. So I called the studio like I own it and said, ‘I need to get in there tomorrow!’ They wondered why, because our tracks were already done. I told them my idea and they replied, ‘That’s amazing, we will see you at 10 AM!’ I stayed up, wrote the demo, went in, and the rest is history, as they say. So, enjoy our twisted, dark and heavy rendition of a ’90s classic which is Worldwide Panic’s, ‘You Oughta Know’!”

In other news, Worldwide Panic will trek across the U.S. for five straight weeks this February-March as support act to alt-metal giants Mushroomhead and traveling rock ‘n roll circus sideshow Hellzapoppin, along with Cleveland, Ohio industrial metal band Ventana. For Worldwide Panic, this tour is well poised to build on the success of their Fall 2018 tour supporting Flaw and Smile Empty Soul

The band says about the tour: “This is a dream tour for all of us in Worldwide Panic. All our fans are excited to see us and Mushroomhead pair up together!”

Worldwide Panic U.S. tour dates w/ Mushroomhead, Hellzapoppin & Ventana:
2.15 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos Concert Theatre
2.16 – Sturtevant, WI @ Route 20
2.17 – Belvidere, IL @ The Apollo Theatre
2.18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
2.19 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge
2.20 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
2.21 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
2.22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Royal
2.23 – Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
2.24 – Everett, WA @ Tony V’s Garage
2.27 – Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go
2.28 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
3.02 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
3.03 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
3.06 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
3.07 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
3.08 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
3.09 – Orlando, FL @ Shovelhead Lounge
3.10 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
3.12 – Spartanburg , SC @ GroundZero
3.13 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
3.14 – Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
3.15 – Harrison, OH @ Blue Note Harrison
3.16 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre
3.17 – Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory

Worldwide Panic recently released their latest single, “Party”, mixed by Mike Plotnikoff (In Flames, Warbringer, Fear Factory, Mudvayne, Van Halen, Aerosmith, KISS, and many others) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Slayer, Pantera, Korn, Deftones, Nirvana, etc). Watch the music video here.


Based out of Los Angeles, Worldwide Panic is a hard rock/heavy metal band that started out in 2016 with the aim of writing heavy, catchy music and personal, meaningful lyrics. In a world mired with social and political controversies, Worldwide Panic offers a more relatable take on everyday life and overcoming the trials and tribulations the common man faces. With a songwriting approach that focuses on a mix of clean and aggressive vocals and a guitar-driven sound, Worldwide Panic appeals to listeners all across the hard rock and heavy metal spectrum. This music is presented on stage by engaging the audience in a theatrical and unique experience. Worldwide Panic is gearing up for extensive tours and new single releases. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for lots from Worldwide Panic in the near and distant future!

Worldwide Panic is:
Lane Steele – Bass / Vocals
George Patmas – Lead Guitar
George Gutierrez – Rhythm Guitar
Mike Malone – Live Drummer

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