About Your Privacy on this Site
Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.
You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:
  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.
Entertainment Weekly

Music

Jet is back after 7 years — but this new song is nothing like 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl'

Posted on

Jet released their first new song in seven years on Friday — and it’s a far cry from the garage-rock the “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” band broke out with in the early ’00s.

For their return, the Aussie rockers teamed with Italian electro duo the Bloody Beetroots for what they’ve categorized as a double single. Together, the acts released two versions of the new track “My Name Is Thunder”: One is electro-oriented and bills the Bloody Beetroots first, while the other is rockier and leads with Jet.

“This song is really a plutonium bomb, it’s like putting a bell pepper in the ass of AC/DC, (yet making it functional for 2017),” the Beetroots wrote in an Instagram post teasing the song on Thursday.

 

In a statement, Beetroots member Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo explained how the collaboration came about. “I knew this song needed a certain rock tone… a tone like Nic Cester of Jet had,” he said. “We thought instead of someone ‘like Nic Cester,’ how about we get the real Nic Cester!” And Rifo said that, maybe, the collaboration prompted Jet to begin “thinking about getting back together.”

Jet last released an album in 2009, but they opened a series of shows for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Bband in Australia earlier this year.

Hear both versions of “My Name Is Thunder” above.

Outbrain