Guns N’ Roses Release New Version Of “November Rain” Featuring 50-Piece Orchestra

Guns N’ Roses have shared a new version of “November Rain” featuring a 50-piece orchestra. This take on the track will appear on the band’s massive “Use Your Illusion I & II” box set, which is set to be released on November 11. The group commented:

“‘November Rain (2022 Version)’ is here! Recorded with a first-ever real 50-piece orchestra conducted & arranged by Grammy® Award winner Christopher Lennertz. Listen now & get as part of the Box Set on November 11.”

(hed)p.e. Share Lyric Video For New Version Of “Let’s Ride” Featuring Madchild

(hed)p.e. have teamed up with Madchild to record a new version of their song “Let’s Ride.” You can find a lyric video for that track below. The original version of the song is featured on the band’s 2006 album “Back 2 Base X.”

Living Colour Release New Version Of “Cult Of Personality” Featuring Steve Vai

Living Colour have released a new version of “Cult Of Personality” featuring Steve Vai. You can check that out below. This news comes after the band recently performed the song with Vai at the Rock In Rio festival in Brazil. Living Colour’s Vernon Reid commented:

“In celebration of 30th anniversary of Living Colour’s first appearance in Brazil, which also was Doug Wimbish’s first live appearance with the band, we are releasing a special edition version of ‘Cult Of Personality’ featuring our special guest in Rio De Janeiro, our dear friend, the extraordinary Mr. Steve Vai on additional guitar. Engineered and mixed by the original producer of the song Mr. Ed Stasium.”

Lacuna Coil Premiere “Swamped XX” Music Video

Lacuna Coil have shared a new video for their new version of “Swamped.” The updated take on the track is titled “Swamped XX” and it will appear on the 20th anniversary edition of “Comalies.” That version of the effort is called “Comalies XX” and it will be available on October 14.

Amaranthe Team Up With Beyond The Black’s Jennifer Haben For New Version Of “Make It Better”

Amaranthe have joined forces with Beyond The Black’s Jennifer Haben for a new version of their song “Make It Better.” You can check that out below. The original version of the track appears on the band’s 2020 album “Manifest.”

Doro Shares Music Video For “In Heaven Mix” Of “Raise Your Fist In The Air”

Doro has premiered a new video for a new “In Heaven Mix” of her song “Raise Your Fist In The Air.” The singer said the following about the pop-leaning version of the track:

“This new version of ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ will surprise you for sure. The idea of the [ZDF music show ‘Music Impossible’] was to perform one of my songs in the style of another artist. And that was the amazing German pop star Mike Singer. So I re-imagined ‘Raise Your Fist In The Air’ in a soulful pop arrangement. Mike did a nice metal version of one of his songs. Then the audience decided the winner, and I won ☺️ It was incredibly difficult to find the right song for this format. Making a metal anthem sound pop yet cool was even harder. A real balancing act, which I think we managed very well.”

Motionless In White Release “Motion Picture Collection” Version Of “Masterpiece”

Motionless In White have released a new “Motion Picture Collection” version of “Masterpiece.“ You can check that out below. The original version of the track is from the band’s latest album “Scoring The End Of The World.“

Chris Motionless commented:

“It’s very difficult to confront the story of your life and not fixate and obsess over so many of the things you wish you had done or said differently. It’s hard not to succumb to the alluring quicksand of what if’s and what could have been’s. It’s difficult to ask someone forgiveness, but when that person is yourself… it is a much more arduous task, and a brick wall I am still trying to chip away at.

Over the pandemic lockdown I was given a gift of time to myself that have never experienced in that way before, and it came with many unexpected revelations. ‘Masterpiece’ was the first of six songs from the new album (‘SOL,’ ‘Werewolf,’ ‘Porcelain,’ ‘COD’ & ‘BABE2’) that I started writing to document those revelations, and what became ‘the end of the world within’ portion of the new record. It is also the first song in my memory that I’ve written that does not include some sort of positive or uplifting inflection to offer hope of resolution. Though I know there is always some light at the end of the tunnel for everyone, I specifically wanted to write ‘Masterpiece’ from the perspective of the initial emotions at the dawn of a long journey to self forgiveness where everything feels hopeless and consumed by the blinding darkness surrounding you.

These six songs are all written from within or about the confrontational conversations with myself in my own mind, with thankfully the light colly shining in the far off distance in ‘Burned At Both Ends 2.’ Know that this story will continue to rive and many more songs will come out of it as I continue to work on myself and attempt to make amends. Know that it will continue as I find new life in the death of old me.

However, for now, I am very grateful that we are in a point in our career where we have the ability to create versions of our songs that help portray these stories in much more cinematic and vivid fashion, and with that, hope you enjoy the ‘Masterpiece Motion Picture Collection.’

Special thank you to my brothers Justin Deblieck, Drew Fulk, and Steve Sopchak for helping me bring Masterpiece to life in the studio and creating something special that each of us found a piece of ourselves in.

-Chris”

Ghost Release “Slowed+Reverb” Version Of “Mary On A Cross”

Ghost have released a new “slowed+reverb” version of “Mary On A Cross.” This news comes after the track recently went viral on TikTok. The original version of “Mary On A Cross” appears on the band’s 2019 EP “Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic.”

Cancer Bats Share Music Video For New Version Of “Friday Night” Featuring Witch Fever’s Amy Walpole

Cancer Bats have joined forces with Witch Fever’s Amy Walpole for a new version of their song “Friday Night.” You can find an official video for the updated track below. The original version of the song appears on the band’s latest album “Psychic Jailbreak.”

Cancer Bats’ Liam Cormier commented:

“I had been listening to Witch Fever a bunch and getting excited for the tour, I just thought Amy’s voice would fit the song perfectly and really kick it up a notch and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. It went from being one of my fav tracks on the album, to my now MUST PLAY song of tour!”

Director Haley Robinson added:

“I really connected with the song because people have bullied me for being a queer Cree-FilipinX person. I’ve been put down for the way I want to live my life. I’ve had to overcome that – sometimes by giving situations a big middle finger. In the video, my character goes out to nature to bring back their power and level up by becoming comfortable in their own skin. This was my first time directing a music video. At first, I didn’t think I was capable of coming up with a whole video concept! I’m used to being in front of the camera. I just started thinking about my own experiences and expressing them was really healing.”

Lacuna Coil Share Music Video For 20th Anniversary Edition Of “Tight Rope”

Lacuna Coil have shared an official video for “Tight Rope XX.“ This version of the track is from the upcoming 20th anniversary edition of “Comalies,” which is set to be released on October 14. Cristina Scabbia commented:

“This is not a reboot or a spin-off or anything like that. We just wanted to give these songs a 2022 dress and see how this guy or girl who was born 20 years ago would still look fucking slick in 2022.”