Classic Rock News

Rick Springfield has joined forces with Coheed & Cambria on a sequel to Springfield’s iconic hit “Jessie’s Girl.”

The song, appropriately named “Jessie’s Girl 2,” came to be after Springfield shared on Twitter that he just started listening to Coheed & Cambria and really liked their music. This then led to Coheed & Cambria singer Claudio Sanchez to reach out to Springfield for an idea about a sequel to “Jessie’s Girl” that offered up her backstory and what happened post the original song’s release. The exchange/pitch took place via Instagram Live and can be viewed below.

Jessie's Girl 2 Pitch

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Long story short: The song is now a reality and comes with a video. Spoiler alert: Rick ends up getting Jessie’s girl, but she ends up being a nightmare.

“Jessie’s Girl 2” is available for streaming/download here. Exclusive merch bundles and a pre-order of a 7″ vinyl of the song is available at CoheedAndCambria.com.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.