Watch Trivium’s Matt Heafy Cover Avatar’s “The Eagle Has Landed” Acoustically

During a recent live stream on Twitch, Trivium’s Matt Heafy performed an acoustic cover of Avatar’s “The Eagle Has Landed.” You can see footage of that below:

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Euringer (Mindless Self Indulgence) Premieres New Video For His Cover Of The Doobie Brothers’ “What A Fool Believes”

James Euringer, aka Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence), has premiered a new video for his cover of The Doobie Brothers’ “What A Fool Believes.” This track appears on Euringer’s recently release solo album. That effort features members of System Of A Down, My Chemical Romance, etc.

Euringer commented:

“I love the keyboard and synth groove in the original version, but it’s too goddamn slow. So I amped it up without losing the great melody, and man did I knock it out of the park! Probably the best thing is if you listen to my version, you can’t go back to the original—it’s so freaking slow after you hear mine. Yacht rock has great melodies and uses a lot of great keyboards and early ’70s synths, but it must be made faster, and I am just the guy to do it.”

He also added the following about the video:

“I wanted to do a throwback to sleazy New York City, the swingers era circa 1979—the time of Midnight Blue and Al Goldstein, and Plato’s Retreat which was a famous swingers club in the neighborhood I grew up in. As you see in this video, I can still dance like a motherfucker and act crazy at 50. I’m not sure if that is cool or embarrassing, but who fucking cares? Not this old man.”

[vial Alternative Press]

CKY Stream Cover Of GG Allin’s “Bite It You Scum”

CKY are streaming their cover of GG Allin‘s “Bite It You Scum.“ This track is featured on the band’s new EP “Too Precious To Kill,“ which will be released as a limited edition vinyl on November 23 as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday. That effort will also include the following new songs: “Chase Me,“ “Fists To The Sky,” and “One Step Ahead.“

Chad I Ginsburg commented:

“Nobody knows fucking GG Allin! CKY will kill you!!!…with this relentless and quite vicious studio version of this classic punk rock song. It has been a longtime staple in the CKY live show and highly requested for over a decade! Here it is in studio quality, only available as part of our record store day exclusive. Crank it up and take a shit on someone!”

In other news, the group have also announced an in-store appearance at Creep Records in West Chester, PA. That will take place on November 23 at 2 P M EST and it will feature Jess Margera‘s father Phil as Santa Claus.

I Declare War Cover Stone Temple Pilots’ “Dead And Bloated”

I Declare War have shared a cover of Stone Temple Pilots‘ “Dead And Bloated.“ The band said the following about that:

“As young men growing up in the Pacific Northwest we lived on a steady diet of grunge. Stone Temple Pilots is one of our favorites, dead and bloated is a particularly heavy song from my our childhood. We have been talking about covering it for years, recently we made that a reality. ENJOY!!!”

Painless (Ex-Emmure) Reveal Dr. Phil Is Living A Double Life As Kid Rock In New Video For Their Cover Of “Bawitdaba”

Last month, Painless vocalist Jacob Shaw’s tweet about the similarities between Kid Rock and Dr. Phil went viral and now the band have taken it to the next level. The group have shared a cover of Kid Rock‘s “Bawitdaba” complete with a video that reveals Dr. Phil is actually living a double life as Kid Rock.

Dance Gavin Dance Stream Cover Of Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life”

Dance Gavin Dance are streaming their cover of Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-Charmed Life“ via Alternative Press. The track will appear on Hopeless Records‘ “Songs That Saved My Life” compilation, which will be available on November 9. You can find the details for that release below and pre-order it HERE. Proceeds will benefit mental health and suicide prevention organizations.

Track Listing:

01. Neck Deep – “Torn” (Natalie Imbruglia cover)
02. Movements – “Losing My Religion” (R.E.M. cover)
03. Stand Atlantic – “Your Graduation” (Modern Baseball cover)
04. Dance Gavin Dance – “Semi-Charmed Life” (Third Eye Blind cover)
05. Against Me! – “People Who Died” (The Jim Carroll Band cover)
06. Taking Back Sunday – “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” (Smashing Pumpkins) cover)
07. Dream State – “Crawling” (Linkin Park cover)
08. As It Is – “Such Great Heights” (The Postal Service) cover)
09. Oceans Ate Alaska – “Shape Of My Heart” (Sting cover)
10. Too Close To Touch – “Let It Be” (The Beatles cover)
11. Dan Campbell & Ace Enders – “Broom People” (The Mountain Goats cover)
12. The Maine – “Transatlanticism” (Death Cab For Cutie cover)