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Category Archives: Covers

Ryan Adams plays Slayer, Black Sabbath covers at folk festival

Posted by on July 25, 2016

51 years ago, Bob Dylan freaked out attendees at the Newport Folk Festival by plugging in and playing an electric guitar. And while Ryan Adams busting out covers of Slayer and Sabbath at the same festival over the weekend isn’t quite the same, his unorthodox covers rivaled those of Rob Scallon’s wacky banjo covers or Steve ‘N’ […]

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Testament’s Chuck Billy covers rockabilly version of “Ace of Spades”

Posted by on May 24, 2016

At this point, it is very naive to assume every metal musician is only willing to do metal music and won’t have any other sort of affinity for a different style. As we’ve seen with former Morbid Angel’s frontman David Vincent who’s been rocking the stages in Texas with his new country band, it’s not […]

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Father John Misty covers Nine Inch Nails

Posted by on April 18, 2016

If you listen to music outside of metal (like you probably should, at least a little), you might be familiar with indie rock artist Father John Misty. The singer-songwriter’s 2015 album I Love You Honeybear, was one of our favorite non-metal albums of last year. That’s neither here nor there, though, because this past Friday (15), the artist […]

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Here’s HIM’s Ville Valo covering Abba

Posted by on April 14, 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Finnish goth rockers HIM, and while there’s no word on when the band’s follow-up to 2013’s Tears on Tape  will be out, but if you’re looking for a fix, UK guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite, or MGT, has you covered. The guitarist has signed with SPV and enlisted frontman […]

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Pop group SHEL covers Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”

Posted by on April 11, 2016

Heavy metal as a genre as we know it today has a relatively short history compared to other styles of music and at the beginning, society as a whole wasn’t too open about it due to the aggressiveness of the music and how its listeners looked like and was frowned upon by many. Today, those […]

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