Hinder Premiere New Acoustic Version of "Wasted Life"

(Image credit: The End Records)

Today, GuitarWorld.com and Hinder have gotten together to premiere a new stripped-down acoustic version of "Wasted Life."

The song is from the band's upcoming six-song acoustic EP, Stripped, which will be released May 13 via The End Records. The EP includes acoustic renditions of five original Hinder songs—including "Wasted Life"—plus an acoustic cover of "Not an Addict," which originally was recorded by K's Choice.

"Wasted Life" is available as an instant-grat track when you preorder the album via iTunes.

Here's what the band is saying about "Wasted Life" and Stripped:

• "'Wasted Life' is one of our favorite tracks off When the Smoke Clears, so it was really cool to get to do a completely different version for the upcoming acoustic EP. We've always said you can tell when a song is well written when you can play it in several different styles and you still love it."

• "We've wanted to do an acoustic EP for a long time since that's how most of our songs start out. It's kind of fun to strip everything away and let our fans hear them in a different way."

• "We are super excited for the upcoming tour. Not only are we going to play everything from the EP, but we'll be combing through our past catalog and playing some songs that wouldn't normally include in a live set.”

For more exclusive "Wasted Life" remarks from Hinder's Cody and Marshal, be sure to check out the bottom video below!

Hinder will embark on their first-ever acoustic tour, with June/July dates throughout the U.S. You can check out all the dates—plus the new EP's complete tracklisting—below. Head here for ticket info.

For more about Hinder, visit hindermusic.com.Stripped is available now for preorder.

Hinder 2016 Acoustic Tour Dates:
06/03 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
06/04 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino, Wolf Den (free show)
06/05 – Salisbury, MA – Blue Ocean Hall
06/07 – Binghamton, NY – Magic City Music Hall
06/08 – Boston, MA – Royale Boston
06/10 – Marietta, OH – Adelphia Music Hall
06/11 – Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero
06/13 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre
06/14 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
06/16 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
06/17 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District
06/18 – Springfield, IL – Boondocks Pub
06/20 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
06/21 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
06/22 – Grand Junction, CO – Independence Ballroom
06/24 – Petaluma, CA – Sonoma Marin Fair
06/25 – Reno, NV – Cargo
06/26 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose
06/28 – Modesto, CA – Fat Cat
06/29 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
07/01 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon
07/02 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
07/03 – Phoenix, AZ – MIM Music Theater
07/30 - Van Wert, OH Wetzelland Motorcycle Club
08/12 - Glendive, MT Dawson County Fair

Official Stripped Tracklisting:
01. Not an Addict (Acoustic)
02. Intoxicated (Acoustic)
03. Wasted Life (Acoustic)
04. Hit the Ground (Acoustic)
05. If Only for Tonight (Acoustic)
06. Get Stoned (Acoustic)

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.