If you’ve been living under a rock and have missed this cover Bad Wolves did of The Cranberries classic “Zombie,” now is a great time to listen. Dolores O’Riordan was due to lay down vocals on the cover the day she passed away. The band then released the song and donated proceeds of the song to her children. Today, Bad Wolves released the video they did for the song and I have to say it’s quite a cool homage to The Cranberries. Check it out!
Bad Wolves- Zombie:
The Cranberries- Zombie:
I always find it to be interesting and cool when a heavy band takes on a more “alternative” sounding bands’ song. A few years back the band God Forbid, while working on their album Earthsblood, took a chance and did a cover of the Muse song “Stockholm Syndrome.” The did they song in their style and made it into quite a cool version. Check it out!!
God Forbid- Stockholm Syndrome:
Muse- Stockholm Syndrome:
I’ve said this many times before but, I really dig when a band does a cover and makes it their own and pays homage to a great band and song. I want to share a cover Pallbearer did of the classic Type O Negative song “Love You To Death.” While the vocals aren’t Peter Steele, you can still get those “dark” tones from singer Brett Campbell. Pallbearer is definitely one of those bands that just keeps getting better and better. I love that they took a chance on a song like this. Take a listen and let me know what you think. I’m quite interested to hear your opinions on this one.
Pallbearer- Love You To Death:
Type O Negative- Love You To Death:
I love when bands take on underrated and influential bands and cover their songs. More often than not, the band covering the song really brings something special to the table with their version. King Woman did just that with their cover of “I Wanna Be Adored” by The Stone Roses. Take a listen to this gem of a cover!
King Woman- I Wanna Be Adored:
The Stone Roses- I Wanna Be Adored:
Jim Carroll is one of the most gifted and prolific writers of the past century. His poetry has inspired countless bands and songs. His writings be it The Basketball Diaries, poetry books, or songs are nothing short of special. During his time in the 70’s, Jim spent a good amount of time with bands and musicians like The Velvet Underground, particularly Lou Reed, He once lived with Patti Smith, and was a fixture at all the local hot spots in New York like CBGB’s and Max’s Kansas City. On his 1983 album I Write Your Name, he did a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane,” and it’s probably the best cover of the song I’ve ever heard. Check it out!
The Jim Carroll Band- Sweet Jane:
The Velvet Underground- Sweet Jane:
There is a show on the internet called Two Minutes To Late Night. It’s quite funny and cool. Mutoid Man is the house band, which makes it even more awesome. Recently, the band Royal Thunder was a guest on the show and singer/bassist Mlny Parsonz (pronounced Melanie) did a rendition of Miley Cyrus’s song “Wrecking Ball.” This version is not only a million times better than Miley’s but it’s fucking awesome!
Check it out!
Mutoid Man with Mlny Parsonz- Wrecking Ball:
It’s Halloween and what better time to share this cover with you all. Check out Nine Inch Nails cover of John Carpenter’s famous theme from Halloween.
Nine Inch Nails- Halloween Theme: