Posts Tagged “Cover Songs”

On September 26, Chad Tyson of the 98.7 The Gater radio station in West Palm Beach, Florida conducted an interview with legendary rocker Alice Cooper. You can now listen to the chat below.

Cooper has just completed work on a covers album featuring songs that were originally written and recorded by THE DOORS, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and THE WHO, members of the so-called “Hollywood vampires” of the early and mid-’70s. A spring 2014 release is expected.

“We’re really happy, all of us, everyone involved in the covers because it’s pretty much what we wanted to do,” Cooper told RollingStone.com earlier in the year. “We specified a certain time period and said, ‘Let’s stay within that. Let’s not move it around too much.’ We don’t want to be doing cover songs from the 80s and 90s when the Hollywood vampires kind of thing was more ’73, ’74, ’75.”

Back in March, Cooper said about the upcoming CD: “We do a thing in our show, which is a tribute to Hollywood Vampires, my drinking club. And it was Keith Moon, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Micky Dolenz — a very eclectic bunch of drunks. Half of them are dead, so we do four songs in the show in tribute to them. We do ‘Break On Through’, ‘Revolution’, ‘My Generation’ and Jimi Hendrix‘s ‘Foxey Lady’. I just kind of said, ‘We’ve never done a covers album, let’s think about that.'”

Asked what some of the wish-list songs are, Cooper said: “I would keep it right to about ’73, ’74. I don’t want to just go anywhere. I want to keep it right in that sort of drunk era, so it’s specific. I would say ‘Break On Through’, that’s a really good rock track there. The other ones, think of it — Harry Nilsson, there’s a lot of good stuff there that could be rocked out. I think of songs as being clay. Take a song like ‘Jump Into the Fire’ and take that to a harder level, and that’ll work.”

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In anticipation of his upcoming acoustic performance Friday, January 25th at NAMM, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has decided to book four acoustic shows at various bars and intimate clubs in the greater Orange County/Los Angeles area. He will be performing a mix of cover songs and re-interpreted Machine Head songs.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, HALESTORM is considering heading back into the studio to whip up another EP of cover songs.

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Dutch metallers Within Temptation have decided to play and record some cool cover songs while celebrating their 15th anniversary.

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ARMORED SAINT performed a number of cover songs with a variety of guest musicians — including AMON AMARTH’s Johan Hegg and FATES WARNING/REDEMPTION’s Ray Alder — at Metal Blade Records’s 30-anniversary show, which took place this past Friday, November 30 at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California.

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ADRENALINE MOB — the band featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP) and DISTURBED bassist John Moyer — will head into the studio in a few days to record a bunch of cover songs for a “special edition” of the group’s debut album, “Omertá”, to be released in the U.S.

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Fuse TV has launched an exclusive interview with Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel, which can be viewed below or over at Fuse.tv.

The interview, conducted at the Metal Blade offices, will give fans insights into Slagel’s favorite bands, how the label has evolved, bands the label has missed out on and discovered throughout its three decades in business. Slagel also discusses 30 years of the label’s history, with stories about Metallica, Slayer, GWAR, and Cannibal Corpse.

Metal Blade Records will be wrapping up 30th anniversary celebrations for 2012 with a show on November 30th at the House of Blues Sunset Strip. Show headliners Armored Saint will be joined by newcomers Gypsyhawk, as well as a special, short set from thrash legends Sacred Reich.

Additional special guests confirmed for the show include Amon’s Amarth’s Johan Hegg, Ray Alder of Fates Warning/Redemption, as well as dUg Pinnick of King’s X. The guest musicians will join Armored Saint on stage throughout their set to perform a variety of cover songs. That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson are confirmed to host the event.

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As legendary European doom band Lake Of Tears celebrates twenty years, a sampler for the tribute compilation dedicated to their music has been streaming online. Titled “Twenty Years in Tears…A Tribute to Lake Of Tears,” the anthology was released by FONO Records and features artists from the Ukraine, Russia, Mexico, Finland, Switzerland and their native Sweden paying homage in cover songs. Check out the audio sample stream below, and get updates on the band and the live double CD at the official Lake Of Tears Facebook page. Track One from CD Two is also posted below on an upload that features more band information from compilation.

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Metal Blade Records is excited to announce the latest addition to the label’s 30th anniversary show line up: Sacred Reich. On November 30th, at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA, thrash legends Sacred Reich will perform a short set in between Gypsyhawk and Armored Saint.

The set will serve as a brief preview of the full show Sacred Reich has recently announced for February 23rd, at the Key Club in Hollywood, which will be the band’s first full show in Los Angeles in over 16 years.

Sacred Reich vocalist/bassist Phil Rind comments: “We are excited to be involved in Metal Blade’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. Metal Blade were the first to offer us an opportunity on Metal Massacre 8, which led to a record deal and the release of ‘Ignorance’ and ‘Surf Nicaragua.’ Three of the best records ever Slayer’s ‘Hell Awaits,’ DRI’s ‘Dealing With It’ and COC’s ‘Animosity’ were all on Metal Blade. Brian Slagel was and still is a huge fan and advocate for metal! We are looking forward to saying thank you to Brian and everyone at Metal Blade in the best way possible, loud and fast!”

Additional special guests confirmed for the show include Amon’s Amarth’s Johan Hegg, Ray Alder of Fates Warning/Redemption, as well as dUg Pinnick of King’s X. The guest musicians will join Armored Saint on stage throughout the band’s set to perform a variety of cover songs. That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson are confirmed to host the event. Tickets are on sale right here.

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Northern Irish drone/sludge band On Pain Of Death is streaming its three-song album “Year Naught Doom” over on Handshake Inc. Records’ bandcamp page. “Year Naught Doom” was actually recorded a year earlier, but just released as a free digital download, with vinyl treatment to come later in the year.

This album postcedes the EP “Rotting in the Tomb of Depravity,” which the band released a few years back. On Pain Of Death has also appeared on a 2009 Blinddate Records compilation of cover songs, contributing “Troops of Doom” from Sepultura. Stream the whole album below, along with the official video that On Pain Of Death has put out for the song “Tell Your God to Ready for Blood.”

Year Naught Doom by On Pain of Death

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