Emigrate, the project featuring Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, have shared a cover of “Always On My Mind,” a song made famous by Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, etc. This track features Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann and it will appear on the band’s new album “The Persistence Of Memory,“ which is set to be released on November 5.
Taking Back Sunday have premiered a new video for their cover of Weezer’s “My Name Is Jonas.” Bassist Shaun Cooper commented:
“In 2019 we were on tour… a lot! Over time soundcheck got pretty laborious. One day before a show in Cincinnati, OH somebody started playing the opening chords to ‘My Name is Jonas‘… We all grew up listening to Weezer. Playing this song together was so much fun and broke up the monotony of day to day touring life. We started adding the song to our set list and recorded it on a day off in Buffalo NY. We love this song and we hope our rendition does it justice.”
Sunflower Dead have shared a cover of INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart.” This track is from the band’s new album “March Of The Leper,“ which will be released on March 4.
Michael Del Pizzo commented:
“SFD really doesn’t like doing covers. I guess we are too lazy to learn how others correctly play their songs which is funny because our new cover of INXS’ Never Tear Us Apart is our second cover in 4 albums. Go figure! We did The Police’s Every Breath You Take on our debut album and to this day it remains one of our most requested songs and it had no radio play, no video and no promotion. For us to do a cover we have to completely rewrite our way.
To do that, we have to be inspired by some kind of killer idea (in our heads at least) in a direction to take the song. With Never Tear Us Apart, we started talking about doing this back in 2014 because we just loved the song. The thing is though, it is a very romantic and major scale type of sound. So yeah, there was no way we were doing this unless it was completely redone. I heard it in my head a certain way and rewrote the song in a minor key with crushing guitars and accordion added in.
Once I showed Jaboo the approach, he was on board and we tracked it and fell in love with our dirty, dark, sexy and heavy version of the track. Oh and instead of doing a sax solo on the bridge, we had Jaboo rip up a guitar solo that expands upon the original sax melody. Love the original and now are extra happy with our dark rewrite of such a classic song.”
DJ Ashba (Sixx:A.M., ex-Guns N’ Roses) will be releasing a cover of the Italian folk song “Bella Ciao” on October 29. The guitarist will also be celebrating the release of the track with a show at the Epic Event Center in Green Bay, WI on November 12. Ashba commented:
“After becoming completely obsessed with ‘Money Heist’, I became so inspired by ‘Bella Ciao’ and the history of the song. I couldn’t wait to get into the studio and make my own GDM version. I wanted it to be epic and dramatic, with big bass, bone-crushing guitar, and an infectious beat that I know the fans will go crazy for. After it was complete, I was telling my friend, famous Disney artist Craig Fraser, about my new version of this classic song, and him being a fan of the show as well, got inspired, and created me this one-of-a-kind painting of the iconic mask from ‘Money Heist’. I was so blown away; I thought it would make the perfect cover for this single.”
Deep Purple have shared their cover of Love’s “7 And 7 Is.” This track is from the band’s new covers album “Turning To Crime,” which will be released on November 26.
“Turning To Crime” Track Listing:
01. “7 And 7 Is” (Love cover)
02. “Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu” (Huey “Piano” Smith cover)
03. “Oh Well” (Fleetwood Mac cover)
04. “Jenny Take A Ride!” (Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels cover)
05. “Watching The River Flow” (Bob Dylan cover)
06. “Let The Good Times Roll” (Ray Charles & Quincy Jones cover)
07. “Dixie Chicken” (Little Feat cover)
08. “Shapes Of Things” (The Yardbirds cover)
09. “The Battle Of New Orleans” (Lonnie Donegan/Johnny Horton cover)
10. “Lucifer” (Bob Seger System cover)
11. “White Room” (Cream cover)
12. “Caught In The Act” (Medley: “Going Down” / “Green Onions” / “Hot ‘Lanta” / “Dazed And Confused” / “Gimme Some Lovin’”)
The Melvins have shared an acoustic cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Sway.” This track is from the band’s new double acoustic album “Five Legged Dog,“ which will be released on October 15 (vinyl out January 28).
“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Brent Hinds (Mastodon), Coady Willis (High On Fire, Big Business), and Aaron Rieseberg (YOB) for a cover of Mountain’s “Never In My Life.” You can check that out below.