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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Singer Corey Taylor performs at Celebrating David Bowie at the Wiltern Theatre on January 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Corey Taylor has bellowed some of the most brutal metal jams as the frontman of Slipknot, but he also loves some very radio-friendly stuff as well. He’s just announced his CMFB… Sides EP, which has a number of covers, including “On The Dark Side,” a song originally recorded by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band for the 1983 film Eddie and the Cruisers.

The EP includes two other classic ’80s radio jams: Eddie Money’s 1982 hit “Shakin'” and Red Rider’s 1981 classic “Lunatic Fringe.” Other covers include Metallica’s “Holier Than Thou,” “Got To Choose” by KISS and “All This and More” by punk rock legends the Dead Boys. There are also acoustic versions of Corey’s own “Kansas” and “Halfway Down” and a live medley of songs by his other band, Stone Sour, “Home/Zzyzx.”

The EP is due out on February 25. Check out “On The Dark Side” below.