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We’ve all heard Metallica’s version of Diamond Head’s “Am I Evil?” Finally, now we get to hear a fresh take on the classic. This past Sunday, Korn guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch joined Rob Zombie on stage to surprise the South Dakota crowd with their version of the song.
Rob Zombie and Korn have been on the road since November 3rd co-headlining the “Night Of The Living Dreads” tour that’ll wrap up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on the 26th. In the latest edition of his column on Loudwire, Head said, “it feels so good to be in the mix with all my old touring buddies. These are my people, this is my tribe, and I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.”
Watch video of Zombie’s cover of Diamond Head with Munky and Head above.
It had been quite some time since we’ve heard serious news on new material from Fred Durst and friends and now the Limp Bizkit frontman is surfacing everywhere. While we were a little worried that Durst may have been experiencing an identity crisis, appearing on the Aresenio Hall Show with Billy Ray Cyrus, the latest tease he’s posted to a cover of Ministry’s “Thieves” indicates an attempt to revisit the band’s more prosperous beginnings. With the relationship between Minstry’s Al Jourgensen and Durst going back a few years, he appears to be serious about covering the 1989 song. It should be noted that Bizkit has been playing the song live for years now, even back in the ’90s at Woodstock ’99. Check out a tease to the song via Fred Durst’s Instagram account below.
While it seemed a new album was about to happen with the band’s release of “Ready To Go” even though the album wasn’t really ready at all, rumblings of Durst enlisting the help of Ross Robinson and Eric Roth on writing may mean Stampede of the Disco Elephants the album’s closer than we’d thought. Lucky us!
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This past summer, one of the nameless ghouls let it slip that Ghost B.C. intended to release more covers they recorded with Dave Grohl. Now it looks as though those covers will see the light of day in November
The PRP has word that those covers will be released as a 12” vinyl EP titled If You Have Ghost and as part of a 2 disc CD reissue of Infestissumam. Along with previously released covers of ABBA and Depeche Mode, the EP will include a cover of Roky Erickson’s “If You Have Ghosts” and Army Of Lovers’ “Crucified” (along with a live recording of “Secular Haze”). And as mentioned, the covers were recorded with Grohl himself on drums, who though may not be an actual member of the group has supposedly actually played live with Ghost in disguise (without anyone ever knowing).
Both the vinyl and double disc CD are due to be released overseas on November 20 [UPDATE: North American release date has been confirmed for November 19]. However, Ghosts’ cover of “If You Have Ghosts” has already made its way online. You can listen to the leak, along with its original version, below. Read more »
As promised during an interview with Metal Insider, GWAR have covered Billy Ocean’s “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” and dare we say, the result is not as much of a train wreck as we anticipated.
As you may remember, the masked warriors performed a cover of Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son” last year for The Onion’s A.V. Club series, where artists are forced to choose a song to cover off of a provided list. Unfortunately for the bands who are scheduled later in the series, once a song is crossed off, it can’t be performed again, leaving the worst options for last. However, last year’s cover, which marked the public debut of new guitarist Pustulus Maximus, went on to be voted the favorite cover from last year’s series, hence the band being asked back.
See how GWAR handled the challenge and secretly crept in another cover to redeem themselves in the end, in the video below.
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Who says all genres aren’t crossable? Certainly not Jimmy Fallon. In fact, he has come up with a genius idea to market top-selling folk rock band The Avett Brothers as a metal covers act.
The mock informercial for The Avett Brothers Sing Heavy Metal shows The Avetts covering Metallica’s “One,” “Run to the Hills” by Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man.” Fallon has also “discovered” some new bands in the metal world while selling the other tributes that could be heard on the new album. He also shouts out Morbid Angel, which might be the first time their name’s been uttered on late night television.
The clip, shown on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, will either leave you craving some more metal folk, urging this project to be the biggest album of 2013, or appreciating the intricacies of those who perform within their own genre even more. Make up your mind by watching below. Read more »
Whatever your genre of choice, there is no denying the scope of influence Michael Jackson had over the course of his career. Even esteemed metal musicians carry a torch for the late King of Pop, and now there will be an audio record of it via the album, Thriller – A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson, coming out just in time for Halloween, October 22, on Cleopatra.
We’re predicting the covers of ”Black or White” by Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust, Bruce Kulick formerly of KISS and Troy Franklin of The Firm, as well as “Billie Jean” by Corey Glover of Living Colour and Phil Campbell of Motorhead, will be epic.
Hopefully, video remakes are also in the works. Even though we’re not sure that the “Thriller” video can be produced any better, it might make our Halloween to see Chuck Billy of Testament jamming amongst the living dead in honor of Jackson.
The full tracklisting, according to Amazon, includes:
1. “Thriller” – Chuck Billy of Testament
2. “Man in the Mirror” – Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria and Billy Sheehan of Mr. Big
3. “The Way You Make Me Feel” – Angelo Moore of Fishbone, Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake, and Rudy Sarzo of Queensryche
4. “Black or White” – Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust, Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), and Troy Franklin of The Firm
5. “Beat It” – Priya Panda of Diemonds and Ron Bumblefoot Thal of Guns N’ Roses
6. “Billie Jean” – Corey Glover of Living Colour and Phil Campbell of Motorhead.
7. “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” – Elias Soriano of Nonpoint
8. “Rock with You” – Doug Pinnick of King’s X
9. “Dirty Diana” – Chris Jericho of Fozzy
10. “Bad” – Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden) and Craig Goldy of Dio
11. “They Don’t Care about Us” – Icarus Witch
12. Never Can Say Goodbye – Lonnie Jordan of WAR
13. “Smooth Criminal” – Alien Ant Farm (re-release)
If we hear one more cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” we are gonna… wait… it’s Halestorm? Nevermind.
Yes, now even Halestorm are offering their own rock twist of the summer hit, but to hear Lzzy Hale sing about getting lucky offers a spin like none of the other attempts you’ve heard. Yet this isn’t the first time Halestorm have ventured outside their comfort zone for song remakes. Their cover of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” even impressed Doc Coyle and we are thinking the metal world may embrace this version of Daft Punk’s hit just as whole-heartedly. But don’t take our word for it, head over to Revolver, or check it out for yourself below.
The pop cover comes ahead of Halestorm’s new EP release, ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP, dropping October 15. The second installation in the band’s cover series also offers remakes of:
- Dissident Aggressor (Judas Priest)
- Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
- Shoot To Thrill (AC/DC)
- Hell Is For Children (Pat Benatar)
- Gold Dust Woman (Fleetwood Mac)
- 1996 (Marilyn Manson)
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Already comfortable with metal (via Slipknot) and mainstream rock (via Stone Sour), Corey Taylor takes a step in yet another direction for Google Play’s series “The “Uncovered Sessions.” His contribution to the installment, currently focusing on The Clash, is a cover of the title track from the band’s 1979 album London Calling. Watch the Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman strip the song down to just an acoustic guitar while sporting a Nirvana t-shirt in the video below.
If you like what you hear, the song is also available for free download via a link in the video. Read more »
Dave Grohl may not actually be the drummer of Ghost B.C. However, he did a great job playing drums on the group’s cover of ABBA’s “I’m A Marionette.” And as it turns out, that wasn’t the only cover Papa Emeritus II and co. worked on with the Foo Fighters main man.
During an interview with Riff-Mag.com at Hellfest 2013, a Nameless Ghoul revealed that they recorded even more covers with Grohl and that they aim to release said recordings at the end of the year. Whether the covers will be released as an EP or single remains to be known, and the Ghoul also didn’t reveal what other songs they actually recorded together. In addition, the Ghoul also insinuated that their cover of Depeche Mode’s “Waiting For The Night” (which appeared on the Japanese deluxe edition) also features Grohl, though that fact isn’t exactly clear.
Audio of Riff-Mag’s interview with the Ghoul can be heard in the video below [note: comments regarding the covers can be heard starting at the 8:56 mark]. For now, we’ll just have to be patient till we find out more about Ghost B.C.’s additional covers with Grohl. Read more »
There’s a Scottish electropop band called CHVRCHES (pronounced “churches”) that’s been making the Pitchforks of the world perk up their ears these past few months. Suffice it to say that although they’re lovely, we’re not going to write about them on Metal Insider. However, before frontwoman Lauren Mayberry was in one of the most buzzed-about bands at SXSW and covering the Game of Thrones theme song, she was in a band called Blue Sky Archives. They’re not a band we would normally write about either, but yesterday, the band decided to release a cover they’d done a few years ago of Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing In The Name.”
While the original version of the song is a classic anthem of rebellion, you’ll find Blue Sky Archives’ version a little… different. It’s a major key tweefest that’s acoustic, happy and upbeat. If Zach de la Rocha heard this, he’d be rolling over in Leonard Peltier’s grave, and neither of them are dead yet. You can download the cover here, or stream it after the jump.
[via Consequence of Sound]
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