It used to be taboo for a band to do a cover song, but now it seems that every band has at least one in their repertoire. They can be great and give an honor to their creators if they are chosen and done well; the right song by the right people. Look at Five Finger Death Punch's cover of Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J, Korn's cover of Got Money by Lil Wayne, Stone Sour's take on Wicked Game by Isaac Hayes, HIM's cover of Rebel Yell by Billy Idol and Halestorm's rendition of You Shook Me All Night Long by the legendary AC DC. There are many more examples, but you get the idea. Sometimes, however it just goes wrong. Then you are left wondering 'what were they thinking? How could they butcher that song (and there is indeed a 'Butcher' on the list). The most recent offender is Justin Bieber, who insulted metal fans around the world when he so awfully hummed the opening chords to Fade To Black by Metallica...at least that's they were saying. Inspired by the Bieb's latest viral blunder, here are some covers that will leave you blocking your ears and scratching your head; if you can do both at the same time then you are talented!
October 21, 2013