Cover Songs

Cover Songs: Chris Cornell Tributes

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Since Chris Cornell’s unexpected passing last week, there has been a slew of bands paying tribute to him during their shows. I personally am still in shock over it and have been listening to Chris’s bands non stop.

Check out some of these tributes:

 
Living Colour- Blow Up The Outside World:

 

Live- I Am The Highway:

 

Stone Sour- Outshined:

 

The Pretty Reckless- Like A Stone:

Worst Cover Songs: Dry Cell (Stone Temple Pilots)- Heaven and Hot Rods

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There is a rumor going around that the former singer of the band Dry Cell and X Factor contestant Jeff Gutt is going to be fronting Stone Temple Pilots. Which, if this is true, is going to be a really bad decision. To further cement why I think this would be a horrible choice, here is Jeff’s old band Dry Cell covering STP’s “Heaven and Hot Rods.”

Dry Cell- Heaven and Hot Rods:

Worst Cover Songs: Halestorm (Whitesnake)- Still Of The Night

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I’m not sure why this keeps happening. There seems to be a new thing going on in music where bands are releasing cover albums and E.P.’s. Granted things like this have been happening for a very long time, it just seems that over the past few years it’s become more prevalent. Recently, I came across a cover of Whitesnake’s “Still Of The Night” by Halestorm. I couldn’t believe what I heard. First off, when I was a kid, I was a big Whitesnake fan, as was my mom, and “Still Of The Night” was one of my jams. So, when I heard this atrocious cover, I felt compelled to have to share it with you all. This cover just doesn’t have the same “gusto” as David Coverdale singing it.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Halestorm- Still Of The Night

 

Whitesnake- Still Of The Night:

Cover Song: Mastodon (The Melvins)- The Bit

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I’m pretty sure that Mastodon has released the album of the year. Emperor of Sand is spectacular. Needless to say, I’m totally in a Mastodon frame of mind. I was thinking of posting a cover that Mastodon did but, I realized that I had already posted it a while back. So, I found another one they did. This is their take on The Melvins song “The Bit,” which comes from their album Stag.

Enjoy!

 

Mastodon- The Bit:

 

The Melvins- The Bit:

Cover Song: Spirit In The Room (Led Zeppelin)- Immigrant Song

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Spirit In The Room is one of my favorite bands I’ve written about. Dennis Sanders is a river of inspiration and continuously keeps impressing me with what he puts out. This past week Dennis put out a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” that is quite good, and I feel compelled to share it with you all!

Enjoy!!

 

Spirit In The Room- Immigrant Song:

Worst Cover Songs: Chimaira (The Cure)- Fascination Street

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The Cure is one of my all time favorite bands and “Fascination Street” is my favorite song by them as well. I was searching for a cover to share with you all and I came across this gem of a bad idea. Here is Chimaira covering The Cure’s “Fascination Street.”

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

 

Chimaira- Fascination Street:

 

The Cure- Fascination Street:

Cover Song: Pearl Jam (Dead Boys)- Sonic Reducer

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Last night the song “Sonic Reducer” by the Dead Boys popped in my head for some reason. And since I really enjoy sharing cover songs with you all, I thought I’d share Pearl Jam’s version of this seminal punk rock classic. Pearl Jam does one hell of a job with their take on “Sonic Reducer.” Eddie Vedder’s voice was made for this song.

 

Pearl Jam- Sonic Reducer:

 

Dead Boys- Sonic Reducer: