Bad Wolves Stream Cover Of The Cranberries’ “Zombie”

Bad Wolves, the band featuring John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver), Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy, etc.), Doc Coyle (ex-God Forbid), Chris Cain (ex-Bury Your Dead), and Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, ex-In This Moment), are streaming their cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie.” The group have released the track as a tribute to Dolores O’Riordan, who was planning to record guest vocals for their version on the day of her death (January 15). Proceeds from the song will go towards O’Riordan’s children.

Vext commented:

“It was the greatest honour to know she liked our version and wanted to sing on it. We’re deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Dolores and by the fact that she’s leaving behind three children so we are donating the proceeds from the song to her kids.”

“It’s such a powerful song and the themes are still so relevant, we wanted to release it in her memory. The original lyrics include the line ‘It’s the same old theme Since nineteen-sixteen. In your head, in your head, they’re still fighting’. It’s a reference to the IRA bombings during the Irish Rebellion. We changed that lyric to say ‘2018’ and she was really excited about that because the nations may have changed but we’re still fighting the same battles today. Humanity is still fighting to assert itself despite all the conflicts.”

You can read more from Vext at Rolling Stone.

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Circa Survive & Dub Trio Cover Bob Marley’s “Chances Are” To Benefit Hurricane Relief Efforts In Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands

Circa Survive and Dub Trio have collaborated on a cover of Bob Marley’s “Chances Are.” Proceeds from the track will benefit hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth) Joins Mutoid Man Onstage In Tokyo, Japan

During Mutoid Man’s January 14 performance at Fever in Tokyo, Japan, the band were joined onstage by ex-Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman. Check out footage of them performing “War Moans” and a cover of Prince‘s “Purple Rain“ below:

[via The PRP]

Bad Wolves Reveal That The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan Was About To Sing On Their Cover Of “Zombie” Right Before She Died

As previously reported, Dolores O’Riordan passed away today (January 15) at the age of 46, right before she was set to enter a recording studio. Now, Bad Wolves, the band featuring John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver), Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy, etc.), Doc Coyle (ex-God Forbid), Chris Cain (ex-Bury Your Dead), and Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, ex-In This Moment), have revealed that the recording session was booked, so she could contribute guest vocals to their cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie.”

Vext commented:

“We are shocked and saddened at the news of Dolores’s passing, mere hours before she was to record vocals on our upcoming version of Zombie. We have always had deep respect for her as an artist and a vocalist and she was never afraid to bare her soul in her music and lyrics.

Zombie is an incredibly personal song and although we are a hard rock band, we always felt the rawness and honesty she projected on stage and in her recordings was something to which all bands should aspire to, regardless of genre. When we heard she liked our version and wanted to sing on it, it was the greatest compliment a new band, or any band for that matter, could have received.

Our hearts are broken that we were not able to see this collaboration through and our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends, loved ones and fans in Ireland and around the globe. We hope we can still make her proud by sharing our version of Zombie with the world.

~ Tommy Vext“

Eleven Seven Music CEO Allen Kovac, who managed The Cranberries for a long time, also commented:

“From the very first time I met Dolores, I knew she was a great talent. Managing The Cranberries and being part of making ‘Zombie’, one of the biggest records of its time, was a great professional honor. So when Dan Waite called me suggesting a collaboration with Dolores and Bad Wolves on ‘Zombie’, I was excited to once again be a part of the magic she was able to create. My heart goes out to her children, I hope they can find some peace despite this tragic event.”

Eleven Seven international managing director Dan Waite added:

“The news that my friend Dolores has passed deeply shocked me. I worked with The Cranberries at Universal Records and have kept in touch ever since.

Dolores left me a voice message just after midnight last night stating how much she loved Bad Wolves version of ‘Zombie’; she was looking forward to seeing me in the studio and recording vocals. She sounded full of life, was joking and excited to see me and and my wife this week. The news of her passing is devastating and my thoughts are with Don, her ex-husband, her children, and her mother.”

Watch Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) Join Avenged Sevenfold Onstage For Cover Of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”

During Avenged Sevenfold’s show in Nashville, Tennessee last night (January 12), the band was joined onstage by Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale for a live cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”. You can see footage of that below. “Wish You Were Here” was one of several covers featured on the deluxe edition of Avenged Sevenfold’s latest album “The Stage.”

Doom Side Of The Moon Release “Encore” EP, Premiere Animated Video For Cover Of Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar”

Last summer, The Sword’s Kyle Shutt put together Doom Side Of The Moon and released a Pink Floyd “Dark Side Of The Moon” tribute album. Now, the group, which also features his The Sword bandmates Bryan Richie and Santiago Vela III, along with Alex Marrero (Brownout, Brown Sabbath), Jason Frey (Black Joe Lewis) and Joe Cornetti (Croy & The Boys), have digitally released a new EP called “Encore.” The effort features three tracks including: “Have A Cigar,” “Pigs (Three Different Ones),” and “Wish You Were Here.” You can see an animated video for “Have A Cigar” below, and preorder a “sludged out” green vinyl version of “Encore” (out March 23) HERE.

[via Revolver]