Today is Thanksgiving Eve and for a special Hump The Covers Off we tag along with the band Dream Theater and rock the Iron Maiden classic Run To The Hills. The sound quality on this isn’t the best, but it’s a difficult version to find. Dream Theater released an “official” bootleg of their album of Maiden covers called Dream Of The Beast which is where we find tonight’s cover. This tune can easily be considered anti-Thanksgiving, if you look at Thanksgiving in it’s modern form, Americans celebrating the time right before we pillaged our way to a Manifest Destiny. Alright, enough with the sobering talk, let’s rock!
Every year we see new and inventive ways to coordinate Christmas lights on the outside of houses to light up in time with songs, usually from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Well this year we finally get some Christmas lights that really rock, check out this video set to Slipknot’s Psychosocial! Even cooler, the guy who posted this is named Slayer Bob on YouTube, rock on Slayer Bob, rock on!
Back in April Stone Sour dropped the covers EP Meanwhile in Burbank… for Record Store Day 2015. I have featured on of those covers before, the KISS Love Gun tune. Now Stone Sour returns with another covers EP called Straight Outta Burbank for Black Friday. This five track EP will feature covers of songs from Bad Brains, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue and the Rolling Stones. Tonight we Hump The Covers Off with the Rolling Stones track Gimme Shelter, this one features Lzzy Hale of Halestorm on vocals along with Corey Taylor. If you want to score a copy of Straight Outta Burbank you better be quick, only 5000 copies are being pressed on vinyl and released to local record stores throughout the US on the 27th. Happy hunting and hump on!
My 103rd birthday is coming up this Sunday the 22nd, and even though my birthday doesn’t fall on Thanksgiving this year, like in years past, I still celebrate a Thanksbirthdaying. If you would like to celebrate along with me by showering me with presents you can mail cheap cigars, even cheaper booze or midget porn to 1805 E. Cheyenne Rd. Colorado Springs CO 80905 along with your hate mail. Thanks, birthdaying.
The USA has some pretty cool festivals, Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma, but the real killer festivals happen over in Europe. One of the biggest is Rock am Ring in Germany. Tonight’s Hump The Covers Off takes us to the most recent Rock am Ring where Parkway Drive ripped through a cover of Bulls on Parade from Rage Against the Machine. If you like what you hear keep it locked to Kilo as we will be giving away tickets to go see Parkway Drive up at the Fillmore in December. Hump on!
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Tonight we touch on Machine Head, rolling through town on Saturday night at Rawkus, and the punk legends Bad Brains, whose guitarist Dr. Know was recently announced to be in critical condition on life support. Machine Head tears through the quick and dirty tune House Of Suffering off of the album The Burning Red from 1999. We here at Kilo wish Dr. Know a full and speedy recovery, we will see you at Machine Head on Saturday and in the mean time we Hump The Covers Off here.
Welcome to the Halloween edition of Hump The Covers Off, tonight we take a creepy song from Sabbath, Children of the Grave, and mix it up with the equally as Halloween appropriate White Zombie. Taken off the 1994 covers album Nativity in Black this tune will be sure to set the mood for whatever sh*t you find yourself doing this weekend. Have fun, stay safe, and Hump The Covers Off!
Since Korn will be in Colorado next week to rock their debut album in full at the Fillmore, and Halloween is right around the corner, let’s hit up Korn’s cover of the tune Kidnap The Sandy Claws from the Nightmare Before Christmas album Nightmare Revisited. You might be familiar with Marilyn Manson’s cover of This Is Halloween from the same covers album. Some people think that Nightmare Before Christmas is a Christmas movie, but they are wrong, and they should feel bad. Yeah, I said it. So swallow your objections and Hump The Covers Off along with me, won’t you?
There are a lot of bands who hit the scene in the mid-90’s who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year or next. One of those bands is Kittie, who formed in 1996. Next year as part of their 20th anniversary they are throwing down on a documentary which is currently in development. I am really excited to see it since I have been in love with Kittie since I first heard Brackish in ’99. Tonight we Hump The Covers Off together with a cover from their second album, Oracle, which was released in 2001. It’s a hard rocking version of Pink Floyd’s Run Like Hell. So run your finger like hell down to the play button and hit it already!
Yesterday I showed you the new video for XIX from Slipknot. Well tonight I have a video with even MORE nudity and much more not safe for work-ness. If you aren’t allowed to watch, or you get offended by boobs, head back now.