Today marks one year since Prince passed away at his home in Minnesota. To mark that occasion I’ve got a cover from Corey Taylor of Prince’s Little Red Corvette. The tune originally appeared on Prince’s 1999 album which came out in 1982. Taylor’s version was recorded in 2015 at his book/solo tour when it stopped through New York. Take a listen!
Beartooth, the Ohio rockers known for their high energy shows, are taking things a little more chill on the deluxe edition of their latest album Aggressive. Earlier today two acoustic tracks from that deluxe release were posted to the Red Bull Records YouTube. Get yourself a cup of chamomile tea and find a comfy seat as you listen to Hated and Sick Of Me in very non-Beartooth style.
The Prophets Of Rage – Chuck D, B Real, and three quarters of Rage Against The Machine – announced their first album earlier today and dropped the first single off the upcoming self-titled release. The album will be dropping in September and has 12 tracks including Unfu*k The World. The jam is very political, as to be expected from the band. I am digging the tune, take a listen and let me know what you think!
We all know that Pantera can do a kick-ass cover of Black Sabbath. We play Pantera’s version of Planet Caravan on air all the time! But maybe you missed Pantera covering Sabbath’s Electric Funeral, from the N.I.B. II release in 2000. I’m here to help, check out this killer cover from my favorite Sabbath record, Paranoid! There’s not much else to say here, just check it out!
Raising awareness for depression has been more visible over the last few years with many musicians coming out with their stories about battles with depression and anxiety. Leader singer of Beartooth, Caleb Shomo, has talked about his struggles with depression from the very beginning of Beartooth’s start. The bands latest video, for the tune Sick Of Me, features Caleb and three others talking about their depression and what they have done to deal with it. The video has a very inspirational message and even has resources listed at the end of the video if you need help too.
In the last week since the untimely passing of Chris Cornell about three hundred different covers of Soundgarden tunes have been served up by all manner of bands. There have even been a few covers that Cornell did popping up here and there. Tonight I wanted to feature a cover off the very first Soundgarden album, Ultramega OK. The tune is Smokestack Lightning, originally performed by blues singer Howlin’ Wolf in 1956. Cornell teases out the bluesier parts of the song but still keeps it a Soundgarden song, like he is known to do with his unique sound. So let’s appreciate him one more time tonight.
This coming weekend is the giant Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. Kilo rocker Cory will be out there, he won the flyaway from Tilted Kilt and us a few weeks back. I was at Rock on the Range in 2013 and it was an awesome concert experience. To pay tribute to the upcoming three days of madness let’s do a Korn cover of the Metallica tune One. Both Korn and Metallica will be on the bill at Rock on the Range and I can’t believe I haven’t featured this cover before. The Korn version was initially recorded live for the MTV special Icon: Metallica in 2003. It made it’s way onto Take A Look In The Mirror as a hidden track at the very end of the album. The cover is a little short of the original, probably because MTV didn’t want the whole song take up precious air time even on a show dedicated to the band that they were celebrating because that’s the type of thing MTV did in the 2000’s. Either way the cover is still great, so close your eyes, take a listen, and imagine you are in Columbus to see both bands live.
The mighty Metallica made an appearance on the Late Night with Colbert show last night as they make their way across the country on their Worldwired tour. The band performed their latest single from the new album Hardwired… To Self Destruct, Now That We’re Dead. If you missed it live last night check it out now!