Just like movie remakes, cover songs can be really tricky. Some are fantastic while some are truly god awful that should have never even considered “paying homage” to the original. But when they nail it, oh boy is it something special. Look at the remakes of John Carpenter’s The Thing or Dawn Of The Dead, films that took elements of the original and created something new and exciting. Films like these got me thinking, “What are some of my favorite cover songs? What are songs that payed homage to a classic while creating something original?” So I put together five cover songs that I feel met these requirements for your enjoyment. Head on below for my 5 Great Cover Songs! READ MORE
Last night, at the Revolver Golden Gods awards show, actor Johnny Depp joined shock rocker Marilyn Manson on stage to play guitar on Manson’s cover of Sweet Dreams. You can check out the video below.
Personally, I think the overall sound quality is pretty thin and doesn’t hit nearly as hard as I was hoping it would. Also, Manson sounds pretty terrible. He’s off tune, the screams don’t have the same power that they used to, and he seems to lose breath quite quickly.
Depp will make an appearance on Manson’s upcoming album, Born Villain (in stores May 1st), tackling lead guitar and drums on a cover of Carly Simon‘s You’re So Vain. He will also be appearing in the upcoming Dark Shadows, which is directed by Tim Burton. The movie comes out May 11th. READ MORE