For tonight’s cover we take a listen to the creepified Message In A Bottle from Machine Head’s 1999 album The Burning Red. The original was popularized by The Police and was a huge hit for the band. Machine Head slow it down and give it a creepier, more menacing twist that I am digging! Hit play and get ready for the goosebumps. For more Hump The Covers Off check out my blog...read more
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We’re getting close to the one year anniversary of the death of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and there are a lot of tributes coming out. The Veer Union went acoustic for their cover of the LP smash hit Numb. I feel like The Veer Union do justice to the track and to Chester, take a listen. For more Hump The Covers Off check out my blog...read more
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are hitting the road for the Twins Of Evil 2 Tour which kicks off tonight in Detroit. To celebrate the start of the tour the duo released a cover of The Beatles’ Helter Skelter. I wouldn’t be surprised if the pair teamed up to play the cover live each night on tour since they just dropped it as the tour started. It’s also unsurprising that they picked this particular Beatles song as Helter Skelter was also famously covered by all around mastermind of evil Charles Manson back in 60’s....read more
The Smashing Pumpkins just dropped a new video for the tune Solara. It’s weird…. I’m not really sure what’s going on here, but it’s something that I keep hitting repeat on to watch over and over. Take a...read more
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock since Thursday you’ve heard the news that Vinnie Paul passed away in his sleep last Friday night. After the news broke a number of bands paid tribute to him over the following days. Some times the bands played one of their songs, other bands decided to play covers. Bad Wolves went into the catalog for their cover of Sandblasted Skin from 1996’s The Great Southern Trendkill. It sucks that we keep losing great musicians, so one more time, krank it up, throw up your horns and rock on. ...read more
Over the weekend Metallica was awarded something called the Polar Music Prize in Sweden for their contributions to music over the years. Lars and Robert were at the ceremony to accept the prize, which came with $130,000 that they donated to local charities. The two band members were also treated to a cover of their hit Enter Sandman by some local musicians, namely Cardinal Copia from Ghost and members of the metal band Candlemass. Cardinal Copia’s appropriately creepy delivery begins behind the stark melody of a lone piano and then...read more