Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson Perform Their Cover Of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” Live For The First Time

After sharing the studio version, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have performed their cover of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” live during the July 11 kickoff date of their “Twins Of Evil Tour” in Detroit, MI. You can see footage of that below:

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Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson Cover The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter”

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have shared their cover of The Beatles “Helter Skelter“ as they get ready to kickoff their co-headlining Twins Of Evil Tour in Detroit, MI tonight (July 11). The track was produced by Zeuss and it can be found below:

Zombie told Rolling Stone the following when asked how the idea of recording the cover came up:

“We had been talking about doing something together for these shows — that he should come onstage during my set and we’d do a song. But we couldn’t think of what song. After we talked, later that night I was home and I just thought, The obvious song is “Helter Skelter”… It’s so obvious that neither one of us thought of it! And then I figured, well, rather than us just doing it onstage, why don’t we take it one step further and record it and put a new spin on it? That way, rather than just doing some impromptu jam together, now the fans will go, “Oh, there’s the song I’ve already heard, and now they’re doing it.”

He also had the following to say when asked about their approach:

“Well, my thought when it comes to covers is to stick close to the original. Because in my mind, what’s the actual point of doing a cover if no one can recognize it? So with our version, I think it varies as much as it can from the original, but not so much that it becomes a different song.”

He then added the following when asked about the recording session:

“We used my band, and Manson and I did our parts separately. I was on the East Coast and he was in, like, Spain or something, on tour. We were communicating the whole time, but it wasn’t possible to get in the studio together.”

Twelve Foot Ninja Guitarists Guest On YouTuber Leo Moracchioli’s Metal Cover Of The Beatles’ “Here Comes The Sun”

Twelve Foot Ninja guitarists Steve “Stevic” MacKay and Rohan Hayes have guested on YouTuber Leo Moracchioli’s cover of The Beatles‘ “Here Comes The Sun.” You can check that out below:

Foo Fighters Joined Onstage By Joe Perry, Liam Gallagher, Rick Astley, Etc. At 2017 Cal Jam

Foo Fighters were joined onstage by various guests during their performance at the 2017 Cal Jam at the Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA last night (October 7). They included: Dave Koz and The Kills’ Alison Mosshart who reprised their roles on “La Dee Da,” Liam Gallagher and Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry who played a cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together,” Perry agian for a performance of Aerosmith’s “Draw the Line,” and Rick Astley for a “Never Gonna Give You Up” / “Smells Like Teen Spirit” mashup. You can see footage of all that below:

Robb Flynn (Machine Head) & Friends Cover Linkin Park, Temple Of The Dog, Etc. At Flynn’s 50th Birthday Bash

During Robb Flynn’s 50th birthday bash at the Operahouse in Oakland, CA, the Machine Head frontman covered various songs with his musician friends. Covers included: Linkin Park‘s “In The End“, Temple Of The Dog‘s “Hunger Strike“, Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty‘s “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”, Nine Inch Nails‘ “Head Like A Hole“, George Michael’s “Careless Whisper”, The Beatles‘ “Birthday“, AC/DC‘s “TNT“, Snoop Dogg‘s “Gin And Juice“, Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Crazy Train”, etc.

In other news, Machine Head also teamed up with Altamont Beer for “Burning Red Lager.” That beverage was available at the concert as well:

Rosalie Cunningham (Ex-Purson) Covers The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever”

Rosalie Cunningham (ex-Purson) has recorded a cover of The Beatles‘ “Strawberry Fields Forever” to commemorate the track’s 50th anniversary. Check it out below:

The following was said about the cover:

“Coinciding precisely 50 years to the day of the song’s original UK release, Rosalie Cunningham issues her own inspired version of The Beatles’ ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ today, Friday 17th February 2017, exclusively through the medium of video.

Taking a break from writing her first material since the recent break-up of her former band, Purson, the 26 year old singer and multi-instrumentalist recorded her tribute to the psychedelic classic at her Mushy Room Studio in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK.

“’Strawberry Fields’ remains one of The Beatles’ and Sir George Martin’s most outstanding production achievements, and my idea at first was to attempt to recreate the sounds and other-worldly textures that made the original so spellbinding,” says Rosalie. “But it became obvious that to remain true to their creative spirit, I had to remould it my own way, without taking too much away from that pioneering arrangement.”

Recorded over the last month, the new version saw Rosalie perform all of the instrumental parts with the exception of drums and percussion, which were played by her father, Mark Cunningham. “My dad and I are both obsessive, lifelong Beatles fans,” she says. “In terms of my own musical career, they have been my biggest influence. It’s interesting that in 1987, my dad also recorded the song as an add-on to a 20th anniversary re-creation of the Sgt. Pepper album, so there’s been a ‘full circle’ element to this project.”

Taking another leaf out of the Fab Four’s book, the video that accompanies the new track mixes childhood nostalgia with psychedelia, and was filmed entirely in Rosalie’s Southend hometown by her father. “We spent some time in the playground and café in Southchurch Park, shot some scenes outside my old family home and messed around on the seafront by the Kursaal,” explains Rosalie.

“The video also uses some clips that my dad filmed back in the ‘90s when I was growing up and they brought back some wonderful memories.”

The musician adds: “This is by no means a regular release for me. It was fun to work on a little project with my dad and I’m simply putting it out there as a freebie to mark the 50th anniversary of a work of art that continues to inspire creativity.”

‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ by Rosalie Cunningham goes live on YouTube in parallel with its inclusion as part of a special edition of the U.S. podcast show, ‘Something About The Beatles’, in which the original track and its double A single partner ‘Penny Lane‘ are discussed in detail.”

Melvins Stream Cover Of The Beatles’ “I Want To Tell You”/Announce U.S. Tour

The Melvins have premiered their cover of The Beatles “I Want To Tell You,” via The Wall Street Journal. This song is from the band’s new album, “Basses Loaded,” which will be released on June 3.

Click the LINK to got to the stream.

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Tour Dates:

08/03 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards
08/04 Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room
08/06 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
08/07 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
08/09 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
08/10 Fargo, ND – The Aquariaum (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
08/13 Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires Music Festival
08/14 Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Company
08/15 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
08/16 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
08/17 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
08/18 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
08/19 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatre
08/20 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
08/22 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
08/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
08/24 Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
08/26 Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater
08/27 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
08/28 Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at the Outer Space
08/29 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
08/31 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
09/01 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
09/03 Cookeville, TN – Muddy Roots Music Festival
09/05 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
09/06 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
09/07 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
09/08 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
09/10 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
09/11 Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
09/12 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
09/13 Little Rock, AR – Metroplex
09/14 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
09/15 Oklahoma City, OK – The ACM @ UCO Performance Lab
09/16 Norman, OK – Opolis
09/17 Austin, TX – The Sidewinder
09/18 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
09/20 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
09/21 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
09/24 Long Beach, CA – Music Tastes Good Festival