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Hammond for nothing

Lots of people seemed to like what Sons of Apollo did with the Gates of Babylon. On the last tour before the proverbial excrement hit the proverbial fan, they regularly used to do a cover of Burn. Tony MacAlpine was supporting them, so he was joining to jam on this one. The only downside seemed […]

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City of heavenly sin

A cover of Rainbow Gates of Babylon done by a neoclassical metal band Lost Symphony with guest musicians, including Dave Abbruzzese (of Pearl Jam fame) on drums.

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Speed king Yoyoka

Another Purple cover from the 11 year old Japanese drum prodigy Yoyoka

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Without Speed King there would be no Motorcycle Man

Saxon is putting out an album of covers called Inspirations. Here they cover the bands that influenced them in the early years, from The Beatles, to Motörhead, and everything in between. One of the tracks (and a newly released single for the album) is Speed King.

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C’mon drummer, let it go

Paicey reacts to Stormbringer cover by a Russian tribute band Leonid & Friends.

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Metal for kids

Metal For Kids! United is a charity project that raises money is support of Peter Pan Association, a voluntary association helping children with cancer and their families since 1994 through free hospitality in Rome, Italy, during treatment at Child Jesus Hospital. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual benefit show has been cancelled and instead […]

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Six String Salute

Six String Salute was a virtual concert held on September 17 to support all the crew members who found themselves out of their jobs due to the pandemic. One of the numbers featured there was a “progressive arrangement” of Stormbringer done by Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Dino Jelusić (Animal Drive, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) on vocals, Virgil […]

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While you were out, message said

And just to brighten your day, here is a guitar shredding cover of Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming by Damian Salazar.

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The Trill Is Gone

Here’s something that you don’t hear every day — cover of a blues standard performed by William Shatner and Ritchie Blackmore.

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Less groove, more metal

There is a tribute album to Deep Purple out in Brazil. The shtick is that all the covers are done by metal bands with female vocalists. And apparently Brazil has quite a few of them. Some of these can be rather interesting, as long as you don’t expect faithful reproductions of the originals. Revengin – […]

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