All this week, Los Angeles-band Dirty Honey has been teasing something “crazy” on Instagram. It began on Monday with a graphic of the letter C and the sounds of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.” Tuesday showed the letter R and played “Crazy on You” by Heart. It was at this point we knew “crazy” would be involved, but how?
Now we can tell you the clues were leading to the announcement that Dirty Honey will be performing the Prince classic “Let’s Go Crazy” for the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic.
Dirty Honey will kick off the NHL event on New Year’s Day with a performance filmed on one of Minnesota’s iconic frozen lakes. Seeing as how Minnesota was home to the legend that is Prince, the band will close the pre-game coverage with their interpretation of Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.”
Turner Sports’ Tyler Lassiter directed the video with Craig Murray, and said, “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.”
Since releasing “When I’m Gone” in 2019, Dirty Honey has been on the “crazy train” to rock and roll stardom. They blew up big time in 2021 and 2022 promises to keep that trajectory going. Justin Smolian, Corey Coverstone, Marc LaBelle, John Notto will kick off their co-headlining Young Guns tour with Mammoth WVH at the end of January.
The country-wide tour will wrap up in California and includes House of Blues San Diego on March 1st and The Wiltern in Los Angeles on March 2nd.
This weekend’s NHL Winter Classic features the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues facing off at Minneapolis’ outdoor Target Field and the pre-game begins at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.
Dirty Honey’s “Let’s Go Crazy” full-length version will be available from Dirt Records to coincide with the broadcast Saturday, January 1st.