Saxon Release Cover Of The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer”

Saxon have released a cover of The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer.” This track is from the band’s new covers album “Inspirations,” which will be released on March 19. Biff Byford commented:

“I saw The Beatles on TV for the first time in 1963. It was a very inspirational moment for me to think maybe I could be in a band.”

Ace Frehley Premieres Animated Video For Cover Of The Beatles’ “I’m Down”

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) has premiered an animated video for his cover of The Beatles’ “I’m Down.” This track features John 5 (Rob Zombie) and it appears on Frehley’s latest covers album “Origins Vol. 2.”

Ace Frehley Releases Cover Of The Beatles’ “I’m Down” Featuring John 5

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) has released a cover of The Beatles’ “I’m Down.” This track features John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) and it will appear on his new covers album “Origins Vol. 2,” which is set to be released on September 18. Frehley said the following about the cover:

“Everyone was telling me, ‘You gotta do a Beatles song, Ace. You didn’t do one on the first record.’ The early Beatles inspired me more than the later records, because they were more raw and more rock and roll. I decided to tackle ‘I’m Down’ and I thought it came out great. John 5 did a great solo on the song, and then we riffed out at the end.”

Watch Halestorm, Guns N’ Roses, Etc. Members Cover The Beatles And AC/DC

Members of Halestorm, Guns N’ Roses, Cheap Trick and more recently performed as part of the “(De)Tour” virtual festival to raise money for NIVA and MusiCares. Footage of two of the performances from the event can be found below. The first video finds Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne), Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Linda Perry, and Mike Garson covering The Beatles‘ “Come Together.“ The second video finds Hale, Clarke, Sorum, Nicholson, and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) covering AC/DC‘s “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock N’ Roll).“

Carcass, Intronaut, Exhumed, Etc. Members Cover Guns N’ Roses, KISS, Etc. Tracks For “FU*K THE VIRUS” Album

Members of Carcass, Intronaut, Exhumed, Gatecreeper, Dysrhythmia, Imperial Triumphant, and more have all contributed to a new covers album titled “FU*K THE VIRUS.” The effort, which was put together by Leon del Muerte (ex-Exhumed, etc.), features covers of songs by Guns N’ Roses, KISS, Def Leppard, The Beatles, Blue Öyster Cult, ZZ Top, etc. and it can be found on Bandcamp.

Watch Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich’s Sons Cover The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby”

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich‘s sons Myles and Layne recently performed a cover of The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” for their father’s livestream chat with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. Lars told Rolling Stone the following about that:

“It was like this insane, three-minute Blue Cheer, crazy, garage-rock version of ‘Eleanor Rigby‘. Obviously, there’s been some incredible versions of ‘Eleanor Rigby‘ along the way, but I’m pretty sure there’s never been one that had this kind of sound, this kind of feel, this kind of energy and madness to it. I was like, ‘You know what, boys? You done me proud.’”

Pearl Jam, Green Day, Etc. Members Perform As Part Of “One World: Together At Home” Special

Yesterday (April 18), numerous artists took part in a special Global Citizen “One World: Together At Home” concert. Notably, there were several rock acts among the various musicians including Eddie Vedder, who performed Pearl Jam’s “River Cross,” Billie Joe Armstrong, who performed Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” Paul McCartney, who performed The Beatles’ “Lady Madonna,” and The Rolling Stones, who performed “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” You can see footage of all that below:

Watch Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine And His Daughter Electra Cover The Beatles’ “Come Together”

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and his daughter Electra recently shared footage of themselves covering The Beatles‘ “Come Together.” You can watch that below. Electra commented:

“Come together! Right now… QUARANTINE! Here’s a lil’ #MyMusicMoment with my dad, @davemustaine, someone who I’d never want to lose! THAT is why the Mustaine’s stay home. We hope you do too!🖤🏡 🧼 Wash your hands, 😷 practice social distancing, 😊 & stay healthy. The @alzassociation has put together a great compilation of music featuring award-winning artists, from Sting to Anthony Hamilton to Joan Jett to bring us all “virtually together” during this time. Music is medicine! Visit alz.org/MusicMoments to listen and watch the artists’ storytelling videos. Remember…we’re #InThisTogether!!”

Watch Tesla Cover The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out” From “Five Man London Jam”

Tesla have shared a new live video for their cover of The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out” from their new live release “Five Man London Jam.” That effort, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, England, will be released on March 27 and it will be available on Blu-ray, 2LP vinyl, CD, and digitally.

In other news, Tesla have also postponed their spring dates due to the coronavirus pandemic:

“We are regretfully postponing our Spring 2020 headline U.S. tour originally scheduled from April 10 – May 1. The tour is being rescheduled for Fall 2020 and the new schedule will be announced as soon as possible.

Due to the current concerns regarding COVID-19, the health and safety of our fans, local venue staffs, as well as the health and safety of our band and crew, is of utmost priority. All ticket holders are encouraged to hold on to their original tickets as these will be honored for the new date, which we hope to announce very soon at TeslaTheBand.com.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see all of you at the rescheduled date. Stay safe everyone!”
Stay safe and let’s get through this together. (Brian, Frank, Jeff, Troy, Dave)

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Watch Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Perform The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” With Paul McCartney

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler joined Paul McCartney onstage during his June 28 show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for a performance of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.” You can see footage of that below: