HELLYEAH is taking over the Black Sheep tonight for a sold out show, so let’s honor the band with tonight’s cover! You’re probably familiar with this tune since it was released on their newest album, Undeniable, and since it also garnered news because old guitar tracks from Dimebag Darrell were used in the song! The original I Don’t Care Anymore came from Phil Collins in 1983 and doesn’t feature nearly the same hard edge as HELLYEAH’s version. The band even released a video for the track. So if you aren’t at the sold out show at least you can listen to a HELLYEAH tune, so krank it and make the neighbors rock too!
In This Moment’s newest album, Ritual, dropped on Friday and we get treated to a new cover, the Phil Collins tune In The Air Tonight. You may not know In The Air Tonight but you will know the drum track which starts at 3:32. It’s one of the most famous drum bits of all time. So check out In This Moment’s take on this track and get your air drumming sticks ready!
I always enjoy finding covers from rock artists of non-rock genre songs. All That Remains recently dropped a new album, Madness, and including a cover of the Garth Brooks tune The Thunder Rolls. I’m not a country guy at all but even I know this tune as it was everywhere in the 90’s. ATR add a quicker tempo and some more guitars to give it their own spin. One of the things that is really unexpected on this cover is the female vocalist who trades off lines with Phil Labonte. I’ve scoured the internet and I don’t even know who the female vocalist is, the band has mentioned her in some interviews but has not named her yet. So if you find out let me know! Hop on yer horse and take this cover for a listen.
Tonight we go hard with Stone Sour and their cover of Slayer’s Seasons In The Abyss. The Stone Sour version was released in 2015 on the covers EP Straight Outta Burbank. The original can be found on the Slayer album of the same name, released in 1990. There’s not a whole lot to say about this cover except that it rocks, take a listen!
Jumping back 27 years we get an early Nine Inch Nails cover, this of the tune Get Down, Make Love a Queen original. Released by Queen in 1977 off of the album News of the World it gets the Reznor update as a b-side on the single release of Sin from Pretty Hate Machine. You might have also heard the tune as a bonus track when Pretty Hate Machine was re-released in 2010. The track is even more highly sexualized than the Queen version, which is quite the feat once you hear the original. Turn your speakers up and prepare for a wild four minutes and twenty seconds!
The Deftones are rolling through Denver this Friday with Rise Against and Thrice. So let’s take a listen to this creepy cover the band released as an iTunes bonus track from their 2010 album Diamond Eyes, the track is called Ghosts. Ghosts was originally released in 1981 by the glam/electronica band Japan on the album Tin Drum. The Deftones cover stays pretty true to the original with it’s slow ominous build up of instrumentals under unnerving vocals from Chino. Make sure the doors and windows are locked and then hit play, don’t worry, there’s probably nothing creeping up behind you, probably.
Would you slap Maynard James Keenan? UFC fighter Nate Diaz did, at Maynard’s request, at a recent show in San Jose, California. Diaz hits Maynard with a “Stockton Slap” which isn’t much of a hit at all but Maynard plays along and falls back onto the ground anyway. I know one or two people who might give Maynard a slap for the lack of new albums, but I’d probably just be in awe that he said more words in this Instagram video than he does during most concerts.
Seether has been on the road to promote their latest album Poison The Parish. We’ll catch a show from them in August up in Boulder. Last month in New Jersey the band covered Thrice’s newest tune, Black Honey. It’s pretty unusual to see a band cover such a new song, most bands go back a few years, or decades. Obviously the vocals are the biggest difference but Seether does the tune justice, take a listen.
I realized that I have not gone back to the A Perfect Circle album eMotive enough. The release is chock full of great covers! So let’s hit this little gem, Gimme Gimme Gimme, originally from Black Flag, released in 1981 off the album Damaged. Maynard and company slow the tempo down and give it a more menacing tone than the original, which is impressive! Take a listen and spin the full eMotive album if you’ve got it, there are some killer tracks on there!
We’ve got more Metallica from their show last week in Denver. The band shot this live video for Wherever I May Roam from the concert. Unfortunately there aren’t many crowd shots but it will let you relive the moment if you were there!