Nonpoint Release Cover Of Prince’s “When Doves Cry”

Nonpoint have officially released their cover of Prince’s “When Doves Cry.” The band recorded the track after it was chosen through a fan-voted contest.

Elias Soriano commented:

“Our fans throughout the years have always had a quiet romance with the songs we like to cover. Seeing that our biggest showing in that category, our cover of Phil Collins ‘In The Air Tonight,’ was a suggestion from a friend and fan of the band, we thought it only fitting we let all our fans have a chance to throw their hats in the ring this time.

So in the middle of a global pandemic, we threw up a bracket style voting tournament with a list of contenders from Metallica to DMX. As fans voted over a few weeks, it was exciting to watch it go from 16 songs to the final two, Metallica’s – ‘Nothing Else Matters‘ vs Prince’s – ‘When Doves Cry‘. When they chose Prince, the real work began.

We went through version after version. We knew we had to do it justice in the biggest way we could as tribute to Prince and still make it Nonpoint. I’m happy to report from initial response among the few who have heard it is exciting and we look forward to our fans singing it for years to come.”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” Release Eighth Covers EP

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have released the eighth installment in their series of cover EPs. The effort, which is titled “Covers Vol. 8,” is available via Bandcamp for one day only and it features the following tracks:

01. “Jane” (Jefferson Starship cover) (feat. members of Lucifer, Entombed, Royal Thunder, etc.)
02. “Mouth For War” (Pantera cover) (feat. members of Halestorm, Baroness, Code Orange, etc.)
03. “Hyperballad” (Björk cover) (feat. members of Killswitch Engage, Deftones, In Flames, etc.)
04. “Rocks Off” (The Rolling Stones cover) (feat. members of Kvelertak, Royal Thunder, Red Fang, etc.)
05. “I Would Die 4 U” (Prince cover) (feat. members of Lamb Of God, Quicksand, The Armed, etc.)
06. “Rocks Off” (The Rolling Stones cover) (Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds demo)

Watch Lamb Of God, Quicksand, Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members Cover Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have recruited 20 musicians for a hardcore cover of Prince‘s “I Would Die 4 U.” In addition to the show’s host, Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds, the track features: Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits), Urian Hackney (The Armed, Rough Francis), Rachel Rosen (Most Precious Blood, Indecision), Bo Lueders (Harm’s Way), Jeffrey Eaton (Modern Life Is War), Christina Michelle (Gouge Away), Dwid Hellion (Integrity, Vermapyre), Brody King (God’s Hate), Djamila Azzouz (Ithaca), Lisa Mungo (Filth is Eternal, He Whose Ox Is Gored), Dimitri Minakakis (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), Shawna Potter (War On Women), James Muñoz (The Bled, XED Out), Miss Eaves, Jenna Pup (The HIRS Collective), Ryan Bland (Ache), Mike Lennon (Healthy Scratch), Peter Bruno (Tyrannosaur), and Malachi Kies (Dogmeat). “Two Minutes To Midnight” commented:

“Is the water warm enough. We got Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe and 20 other musician to cover “I Would Die 4 U” as a NY Hardcore song. FAMILY! This is our 41st bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. Become a Patreon patron today and get access to exclusive rewards like patches, t-shirts, even custom songs! Plus, you get to see every cover we make before it publicly premieres http://www.twominutestolatenight.com

Linkin Park, Alice In Chains, Anthrax, My Chemical Romance, Etc. Releases Set For 2020 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 27) has been posted. You can find a list of various rock/metal releases below. The full list can also be viewed HERE.

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Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Alice In Chains – “Sap” (Legacy) (12″ vinyl) (limited to 8,500)
  • Anthrax – “Soldiers Of Metal” (Megaforce) (black in orange vinyl) (limited to 1,000)
  • Baroness – “Live At Maida Vale BBC Vol. II” (Abraxan Hymns) (limited to 3,500)
  • Beastie Boys – “Some Old Bullshit” (Capitol/UME) (limited to 1,000)
  • Blue Öyster Cult – “Live In Pasadena July ’83” (Real Gone Music) (2xLP) (limited to 1,300)
  • Buckcherry – “Buckcherry” (Real Gone Music) (limited to 1,500)
  • The Chariot – “Long Live” (Good Fight Music) (limited to 2,000)
  • Chris Cornell – “Patience” (Guns N’ Roses cover) (IGA) (7″) (limited to 6,000) [Features his cover of Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U” live at SiriusXM as the b-side]
  • Crown The Empire – “7102010” (Rise Records) (12″) (limited to 1,500)
  • Dio – “Dream Evil Live ’87” (Niji/BMG) (12″ picture disc) (limited to 2,500)
  • Ace Frehley – “Space Truckin’” (Deep Purple cover) (eOne Music) (12″) (limited to 2,100)
  • Linkin Park – “Meteora” (Warner Records) (2xLP on aqua blue vinyl) (limited to 3,000)
  • Motörhead – “Ace Of Spades” (Sanctuary/BMG) (12″) (limited to 2,500)
  • Motörhead – “On Parole (Expanded And Remastered)” (Parlophone) (2xLP/CD) (limited to 3,000/limited to 4,200)
  • My Chemical Romance – “Life On The Murder Scene” (Reprise) (limited to 7,500 copies)
  • Norma Jean – “Meridional” (Concord/Craft Recordings) (2xLP) limited to 2,500)
  • Puscifer – “Apocalyptical“/“Rocketman” (BMG/Alchemy) (7″) (limited to 2,000)
  • Shadows Fall – “Of One Blood” (M-Theory Audio) (blood red vinyl) (limited to 1,350)
  • Sunn O))) – “Flight Of The Behemoth” (Southern Lord) (2xLP) (limited to 800)
  • Corey Taylor/Dead Boys – “All This And More” (side by side) (Elektra) (12″ red vinyl) (limited to 4,000)
  • Tesla – “The Great Radio Controversy” (LMLR) (limited to 1,000)
  • Volbeat – “Hokus Bonus” (Republic) (grey limited edition vinyl) (limited to 3,000) [Featuring numerous bonus tracks from past albums]
  • Walking Papers – “The Light Below” (Carry On Music) (2xLP) (limited to 1,000)

[via The PRP]

Nonpoint To Cover Prince’s “When Doves Cry” Following Fan-Voted Bracket

Nonpoint have officially completed their fan-voted bracket to determine their next cover song. Prince’s “When Doves Cry” was crowned as the winner following a final round against Metallica‘s “Nothing Else Matters.”

Inter Arma Release Cover Of Prince’s “Purple Rain”

Inter Arma have released their cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” This track will appear on the band’s new covers album, “Garbers Days Revisited,” which is set to be released on July 10.

The group commented:

“This was never meant to be heard publicly. It was meant to be outrageous- to be played late at night while laughing and drinking beer with our friends. Because that’s what this is: Inter Arma covering the greatest pop song of the 1980s, and arguably of all time, by Prince, who HATED when people covered his music.

The vocals were done in one take by the drummer and not pitch-corrected, because who else can sing like that? Prince. So we opted to stay honest and simple because we never thought that the general public would hear it. Once Relapse heard it there was a little bit of back and forth between the two camps and it was decided, reluctantly, to be included on the record.

We hope everyone enjoys this and gets a little bit of a chuckle because I think we could all use that right about now. Stay safe, stay outrageous, BLM.”

Brock Lindow (36 Crazyfists) Guests On Everyone Loves A Villain’s Cover Of Prince’s “When Doves Cry”

Brock Lindow (36 Crazyfists) is featured on Everyone Loves A Villain’s cover of Prince’s “When Doves Cry.” You can check that out below:

Anthrax, Testament, Butcher Babies, Etc. Members To Perform At “Ultimate NAMM Night 3”

The lineup has been revealed for the NAMM edition of “Ultimate Jam Night.” The event, which is called “Ultimate NAMM Night,” will take place on January 18 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom and it will include an all-star jam featuring: Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, etc.), Doug “Dug” Pinnick (King’s X, KXM), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daises, etc.), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Derek St. Holmes (ex-Ted Nugent), Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Kat Dyson (Prince), Divinity Roxx, Alex Skolnick (Testament), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence), Ira Black (Dark Sky Choir, etc.), Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper, etc.), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Michael Spencer (Flotsam And Jetsam), James LoMenzo (ex-Megadeth, etc.), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Dilana, Tiffany, and more. The concert will also feature full band performances from Jack Russell’s Great White and Hurricane.

Neal Schon (Journey) Shares Cover Of Prince’s “Purple Rain”

Neal Schon (Journey) is paying tribute to Prince by releasing a cover of “Purple Rain” on what would have been the late musician’s 61st birthday. The track will appear on Schon’s upcoming solo album “Universe.”

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo & Kirk Hammett Pay Tribute To Prince With Live Cover Of “When Doves Cry” In Minneapolis, MN

During Metallica’s September 4 show in Minneapolis, MN, Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett paid tribute to the late Prince with a live cover of “When Doves Cry.” You can see footage of that below: