At Pennzoil, we know that musicians can find their musical inspiration at any time, but our favorite stories are the ones that start in the car. In the next installments of the Pennzoil Garage Sessions series, Pennzoil and Live Nation share two standout stories from blues rock artist, ZZ Ward and English rock band, The Struts.
Since 2015, Pennzoil and Live Nation have teamed up to bring music and car fans together through enticing and intimate content pieces. The partnership has evolved from the Pennzoil Backseat Pass series which featured artists such as OK Go, Plain White T’s, Love and Theft, The Mowgli’s, Echosmith and Madilyn Bailey to Pennzoil Garage Sessions which featured artists such as Jon Pardi, Son Little, LOCASH, Drake White, A Thousand Horses, Brett Young, St. Lucia, Cadillac Three and Rival Sons.
The videos strive to build the connection for artists between their vehicle and the memories music has made for them. Whether it’s hearing their song for the first time on the radio while in their tour van, writing a hit single in their garage, or naming their band after their first car, the garage is the most ideal location to shoot the next evolution of music content from Pennzoil.
In the latest additions to the series, ZZ Ward describes the exhilarating feeling and inspiration music gives her while she is behind the wheel in her pickup truck, while The Struts vocalist Luke Spiller discusses the band’s appreciation of timeless style and cars and how this love goes hand in hand with his appreciation for music. From the excitement ZZ Ward feels when starting up the engine, to the feeling of ‘escapism’ The Struts experience riding off in their favorite vehicle while listening to music - there is no doubt that music has a special bond with the artists’ musical journeys while they’re behind the wheel. Get an inside look at their stories as ZZ Ward performs her hit single “Domino” and The Struts rock out to their newest song “Body Talk.”
Watch the two new videos below.
ZZ Ward’s latest album, The Storm, debuted #1 on Billboard’s Blues chart and her debut album Til The Casket Drops was a critical and commercial success. ZZ’s music has been licensed over 100 times and has been featured in countless TV shows, commercials and feature films.
The Struts formed in 2012 and have been touring nonstop since forming including worldwide headlining shows, prestigious global festival plays and support slots for Foo Fighters, Mötley Crüe, The Killers, Guns N' Roses, The Rolling Stones and more. The band have also performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
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