Watch Ace Frehley’s Backing Band Pay Tribute To Eddie Van Halen With Covers Of Van Halen’s “Somebody Get Me A Doctor” And “Dance The Night Away”

Ace Frehley’s backing band, Ryan Cook, Jeremy Asbock, Philip Shouse, and Matt Star, paid tribute to Van Halen’s Eddie Van Halen on the first anniversary of his death (October 6). You can see fan-filmed footage of the group covering “Somebody Get Me A Doctor” and “Dance The Night Away” during a soundcheck in Raleigh, NC below:

Watch Integrity & Nothing Cover Each Other’s Songs

Back in April, Integrity and Nothing covered each other’s songs as part of a “Splitsville” livestream for “Two Minutes To Late Night.” Now, footage of the set has been shared on YouTube. Integrity performed Nothing‘s “The Rites Of Love And Death,” while Nothing performed Integrity‘s “Those Who Fear Tomorrow.”

Metallica Share Idles‘ Cover Of “The God That Failed” And Rina Sawayama‘s Cover Of “Enter Sandman”

As previously reported, Metallica will be releasing a 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album” and a massive tribute album called “The Metallica Blacklist“ on September 10. Now, the group have shared two more tracks from “The Metallica Blacklist.” Among them are Idles‘ cover of “The God That Failed” and Rina Sawayama‘s cover of “Enter Sandman.”

Metallica Share Rough Mix Of “The God That Failed”

Metallica have shared a 1991 rough mix of their song “The God That Failed.” This track is from the band’s “Rough & Alternate Mixes” release, which will be included with the 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album.” That effort will be released on September 10 alongside a massive tribute album called “The Metallica Blacklist.“

Outer Heaven Release New Covers EP “In Tribute…”

Outer Heaven have digitally released a new covers EP titled “In Tribute…“ The effort, which can be streamed below, features covers of Repulsion’s “Maggots In Your Coffin,” Morbid Angel’s “Word Of Shit (The Promised Land),” Pig Destroyer’s “Junkyard God,” Mortician’s “Drowned In Your Blood,” and Death’s “Secret Face.”

The band commented:

“In the very uncertain and depressing times during the beginning of the pandemic, we wanted to find a way to keep ourselves occupied as a band. With shows falling to the wayside for the foreseeable future, we decided to push our efforts into celebrating our label, Relapse Records, in their 30th year.

We scoured the timeless discography of the label and chose a handful of tracks that meant a lot to us, and decided to record covers of them as an offering of tribute to the label and all the fans who have supported us all this time. We also recorded an extra 5th track from outside the RR discography that we just couldn’t resist including with this release. We hope this will do the job of holding everyone over as we complete work on our 2nd full length album! DEATH METAL FOREVER!”

Metallica Release Chris Cornell Tribute Performance On Vinyl

Metallica have released their live covers of Soundgarden’s “All Your Lies” and “Head Injury” on vinyl as part of their “Vinyl Club.” The tracks were recorded during the “I Am The Highway” tribute concert for Chris Cornell at the Forum in Los Angeles, CA in January 2019.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich commented:

“Thank you for your musk, thank you for the words, for your thoughts… Thank you for the shows, thank you for the good times, for putting yourself out there… and thank you, along with your fellow bandmates, for giving us something that inspired us, excited us, meant something, moved us, and not only gave us belief in the possibilities, but turned us the fuck on.

What an honor to have known you, to have shared the stage with you and created next level memories, and ultimately to nave been included in the LA celebration of your life, which allowed us the opportunity to share with the world just how much your music and your brilliance meant to us.

Here are two of our favorite old-school Soundgarden tracks from that special night.”

Cornell’s widow Vicky added:

“Thank you so much to Metallica for the love and appreciation that you have shown for Chris and for memorializing that love, admiration and support from your performances at the ‘I Am The Highway’ tribute on this truly amazing and special vinyl.

Joining the tribute concert meant so much to me and my children and to so many fans around the world… And I know how proud Chris would be, not only because you were there as his friends, but also because he was such a huge Metallica fan.

Thank you so much and thank you Lars for your very kind words about Chris. It is true that ‘a man is not dead while his name is still spoken.’ Thank you for continuing to honor him.”

Weezer & The Interrupters Both Covered Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down” During New York “Hella Mega” Show

As previously reported, Fall Out Boy were forced to drop off the Queens, NY and Boston, MA dates of their “Hella Mega” tour with Green Day, Weezer, and The Interrupters due to a positive COVID-19 case within their camp. Despite this, Weezer and The Interrupters tried to make it up to the New York crowd last night (August 4) by performing covers of Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down.” You can find fan-filmed footage of both covers below:

Foo Fighters Pay Tribute To Late ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill During Cincinnati, OH Show

During Foo Fighters’ July 29 show in Cincinnati, OH, the band paid tribute to late ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill by performing snippets of “Beer Drinkers And Hellraisers” and “La Grange.” You can see footage of that below:

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Metallica Share Volbeat’s Cover Of “Don’t Tread On Me” & SebastiAn’s “Don’t Tread On Else Matters” From “The Metallica Blacklist”

As previously reported, Metallica will be releasing a 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album” and a massive tribute album called “The Metallica Blacklist“ on September 10. Now, the group have shared two more tracks from “The Metallica Blacklist.” Among them are Volbeat’s cover of “Don’t Tread On Me” and SebastiAn’s “Don’t Tread On Me” and “Nothing Else Matters” covers medley “Don’t Tread On Else Matters.” Volbeat commented on their cover:

“We didn’t want to touch any of the big hits on that album, which is quite difficult because they’re all hits, somehow. We were trying to pick a song that you don’t hear as much from that album, and the most important thing was to pick a song where we could transform it into a Volbeat song. ‘Don’t Tread On Me‘ definitely had a swing that I could turn into a Volbeat‘ swing, and it turned out really great.”

Metallica Share 1991 Live Version Of “Wherever I May Roam” Along With J Balvin & Jon Pardi’s Covers Of The Song

As previously reported, Metallica will be releasing a 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album” and a massive tribute album called “The Metallica Blacklist“ on September 10. Now, the group have shared some more tracks from both releases. Among them are a 1991 live version of “Wherever I May Roam” from the expanded version of the album and J Balvin and Jon Pardi‘s covers of the same song from “The Metallica Blacklist.”