Back in January, Every Time I Die and Cave In 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. Every Time I Die performed Cave In’s “Youth Overrided,” while Cave In performed Every Time I Die’s “Moor.”
Bert McCracken (The Used), Dave “Brownsound” Baksh (Sum 41), Frank Zummo (Sum 41), and Jeph Howard have joined forces for a quarantine covers medley of Rage Against The Machine’s “Guerilla Radio,“ “Bulls On Parade,“ “Know Your Enemy,” and “Killing In The Name.“ You can find footage of that below, along with a clip of the musicians discussing the medley with Rock Sound.
Sleeping With Sirens are streaming their covers of Blind Melon‘s “No Rain” and Zella Day‘s “Shadow Preachers.“ These tracks were recorded for the soundtrack to the new “American Satan” spinoff series “Paradise City.” That show will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on March 25.
“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared a new quarantine covers medley composed of 90s EDM hits. The video finds the show’s host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing with Alexis Krauss (Sleigh Bells), Spider One (Powerman 5000), Myke Terry (Volumes, ex-Bury Your Dead), Carina Zachary (Husbandry, etc.), Zeena Koda, Myrone (Firstborne), Nili Brosh (‘Cirque du Soleil‘, etc.), Izzy Fontaine (Glassjaw, Seal), Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder), Boots (Beyoncé, Run The Jewels), and The Ghost Funk Orchestra. “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:
“Beanie Baby Burrito! We took all the 90’s EDM hits you’re afraid to admit you like and performed them in the style of music no one should like: METAL! The dude in the green spandex suit has been nominated for a Grammy twice lol. This is our 37th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use our Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.twominutestolatenight.com“
Steel Panther have shared some covers of Van Halen‘s “Beautiful Girls” and “D.O.A.” You can check those out below:
The band commented:
“When we were playing weekly shows on the Sunset Strip, Van Halen music was essential to our set lists to keep the place rocking. The music of that band is what helped shape who Steel Panther is today. The loss of Eddie Van Halen has affected each of us in the band and these covers are our tribute to him to say thank you for the joy Van Halen music has given us.”
In other news, the group have also decided to book some shows amid the coronavirus pandemic:
04/01 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee (2 shows: early/late)
04/22 Corbin, KY – The Corbin Arena
04/23 Concord, VA – DeVault Family Vineyards (Drive In Concert)
04/24 Murfreesboro, TN – Hop Springs Beer Park
04/25 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger (2 shows: early/late)
04/27 Columbia, SC – The Senate
04/29 Savannah, GA – Victory North (2 shows: early/late)
04/30 Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
05/01 Memphis, TN – Growlers (2 shows: early/late)
05/02 Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
Lucifer and Kadavar have teamed up for a new split single. The release includes Lucifer’s cover of Dust’s “Pull Away/So Many Times” and Kadavar’s cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown).” Both tracks can be streamed below. 7-inch vinyl pressings will also be available on March 19. Lucifer’s Johanna Sadonis commented:
“Both Kadavar and Lucifer have their roots in Berlin and we go back to the founding days of both bands where we shared the same scene. With our combined love for the deep cuts of the ‘60s and ‘70s we decided to cover two of our favorite songs together for a 7″ single. We picked Marky Ramone’s criminally underrated, glorious first band Dust. It is the first time that I duet together with our guitarist Linus Björklund and we had a blast recording it! Kadavar most relevantly chose to pay homage to the late Peter Green with this classic Fleetwood Mac number. Being a huge Fleetwood Mac fan myself this is the perfect choice to round off this nugget. We are very excited about this single and hope you dig our tributes!”
Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider can be seen singing Nazareth’s “Love Hurts” in a new music video from the Broadway show “Rock Me Amadeus.” The clip combines the aforementioned track with Alanis Morissette’s “Uninvited,” which was sung by Chloe Lowery and Kia Warren, and the classical strings of Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo And Juliet” theme. “Rock Me Amadeus” co-producer Tony Bruno commented:
“As in ‘Romeo And Juliet’, there’s always more to love than the attraction. It’s complicated, frustrating and painful at times. Some endure and some don’t. This mashup was born out of that feeling which we have all experienced at one time or another.”
On January 15, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern played a virtual “Electric Happy Hour” set. The performance included various Machine Head tracks as well as covers of Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” Metallica’s “Master Of Puppets,” System Of A Down’s “Aerials,” and a snippet of Bryan Adams’ “Summer Of ’69.” You can watch the full show below:
Journalist and author Björn “Nalle” Österman has paid tribute to the late Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom) and the late Chuck Schuldiner (Death) by releasing live audio of Laiho singing Death’s “Within The Mind” and “Defensive Personalities” during a March 1, 2002 memorial concert for Schuldiner at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. Laiho performed the tracks with a supergroup called Evil Chucks. That band consisted of guitarist Mitja Harvilahti (Moonsorrow), guitarist Janne Perttilä (Moonsorrow, Barren Earth), bassist Oppu Laine (Amorphis, Chaosbreed, Barren Earth), drummer Nalle Österman (Gandalg, Chaosbreed), and several guest vocalists.
Brandi Carlile previously paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell by releasing a special 12-inch, titled “A Rooster Says,“ as part of last year’s Record Store Day. Now, the effort, which includes covers of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and “Searching With My Good Eye Closed,“ is now available in digital outlets. Carlile and her frequent collaborators, Phil and Tim Hanseroth, recorded those tracks with Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, and Matt Cameron.