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:

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Shares Prince & My Chemical Romance Covers

During a recent live stream, Trivium’s Matt Heafy performed a cover of Prince‘s “When Doves Cry.“ You can see footage of that below. In other news, he is also streaming a cover of My Chemical Romance’s “Famous Last Words,“ which he recorded with his Trivium bandmate Paolo Gregoletto. Heafy said the following about that:

“MCR is one of my favorite bands on Earth, so to finally be able to cover this song was an absolute treat. Initially – we were asked by a magazine to cover something from ‘The Black Parade‘, but for some reason they never used our cover! So I decided it was time to get this cover out. This features Paolo Gregoletto on rhythm acoustic, myself on vocals. Enjoy and long live MCR!”

[via The PRP]

Chris Cornell’s Daughter Toni Shares “Nothing Compares 2 U” Duet She Recorded With Her Late Father

In honor of Father’s Day yesterday (June 17), Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni shared a cover version of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which she recorded with her late father a few months before his death. You can check that out below:

Toni also shared a written tribute:

“Daddy,

I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love everyday. Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too. Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you.

– Toni”

Chris’ widow Vicky Cornell also tweeted:

Tobias Forge Says Deaths Of Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, Etc. Affected Ghost’s New Album

During an interview for Metal Hammer‘s cover story, Tobias Forge (aka Cardinal Copia/Papa Emeritus) revealed that Ghost’s new album “Prequelle” (out June 1) was partly influenced by the deaths of various musicians in recent years. He said the following about that:

“There were a few things that I wanted to get in ‘Prequelle‘ that I don’t think had been fleshed out yet, and had very little to do with what came before. This is a record themed with death and the impending end – even if it might just be our own – and in recent years we have seen the passing of many of our elder idols.

Ronnie James Dio was one, but I think that, especially when Lemmy [Kilmister, of Motörhead] passed away, and [David] Bowie and Prince so close to that, it affected me a lot. It feels like our parents are passing.

I think we took people like Lemmy for granted – he was going to sit at our table forever, but now, there is a chair that is loudly empty. It’s definitely affected me way more than I thought it would.

It’s made me want to be a little bit more attentive when it comes to trying to make sure that you’re making the best of the opportunities that you have with your seniors. That is something that has affected me and this record a lot.”

Marty Friedman (Ex-Megadeth) Joins Mutoid Man Onstage In Tokyo, Japan

During Mutoid Man’s January 14 performance at Fever in Tokyo, Japan, the band were joined onstage by ex-Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman. Check out footage of them performing “War Moans” and a cover of Prince‘s “Purple Rain“ below:

[via The PRP]

Thirty Seconds To Mars’ Jared Leto Pays Tribute To Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell, David Bowie, Prince, & George Michael With A Five Song Medley

Thirty Seconds to Mars’ Jared Leto paid tribute to several artists we recently lost with a five song medley as part of a BBC Radio 1 session at the Live Lounge. That performance included: Prince’s “Purple Rain,” David Bowie’s “Heroes,” George Michael’s “Freedom,” Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and Linkin Park’s “Crawling.”