Covers

10 All-String Covers of Popular Rock Songs

Sometimes when you take the loud guitars, drums and vocals of rock music and fuse them with the elegance and discipline of a classically-trained symphony, it is like two opposite ends of the musical spectrum colliding. But when the Finnish cellists of Apocalyptica burst onto the scene with their...
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Foo Fighters Cover Arcade Fire & Dead Kennedys in Surprise EP "01070725"

Foo Fighters fans were in for a treat when the band decided to drop a surprise EP of their 2005 live set from Roswell, NM for "Area 51 Raid Day." Now the Foos have released another surprise EP titled 01070725 . The EP features three Foo Fighters tracks ("If Ever", "Come Alive", "Seda") as well as a...
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Green Day Members Make Surprise Block Party Appearance with Giant Covers Set

During the city of Oakland's annual 40th Street Block Party, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt surprised their hometown as The Coverups for an hour-long set consisting of covers by David Bowie, Nirvana, Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick, The Ramones and more. Check out their...
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Kanye West Reworks Nirvana Hits Into Worship Songs for "Sunday Service"

A few years ago, Kanye West claimed to be the world's greatest rockstar before butchering the lyrics to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Then he attempted to have one of his songs be eligible for the "Best Rock Song" category at the Grammys. Now the rapper has taken liberties with some of Nirvana's hit...
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Watch Kirk Hammett's Wedding Band Supergroup Cover Black Sabbath, Billy Idol, Motörhead and More

When Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett assembled The Wedding Band, he was going to recruit some of the best musicians around. On bass was fellow Metallica bandmate, Robert Trujillo. On drums was Queens of the Stone Age drummer Joey Castillo. Also on guitar was Bad Wolves guitarist Doc Coyle, and on...
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CLUTCH - Expanding The Musical Vocabulary

Every band has performed a cover at one time or another. Some groups have made an entire career out of putting their own spin on a vintage hit. But what does the act of recreating someone else’s artistic endeavor do for another artist? Does it diminish the magnitude of their own original creations...
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Sounding the Alarm with SHALLOW SIDE

Have you ever had one of those moments where you cannot for the life of you figure out how you survived? I am sure you have, because I know I have done the same a few times myself. It seems that we all push things to the limit until someone sounds the alarm that we might have taken things a bit too...
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Riding 'The Coffin Train' with Diamond Head

Do you think you would be happy doing your job for over 40 years? I think it would be fair to say most people would probably say no. The reality of it is that most people’s source of income is not their passion, their true love. Well for one man, a romance with music became a career of over four...
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Watch Corey Taylor's Live Covers of Guns N' Roses & Van Halen

As Corey Taylor is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the long-awaited Slipknot album (due out on August 9th), the man is entitled to have a little fun for himself once and a while. First, he was featured in the song "Stuck In My Ways" by British rapper Kid Bookie. Now he has been...
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Watch Metallica Cover Soundgarden, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Black Sabbath

Metallica have established themselves as one of the biggest and influential bands in the world. But they always make sure there's room in their setlist to pay homage to other iconic artists that have made their mark while paving the way for future artists. On January 16th, Metallica performed an...
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