Mark your calendar for March 29th. SIN-atra, the heavy metal tribute to Frank Sinatra, hits stores on that date. The album features members of Anthrax, Deep Purple, Warrant, Cheap Trick and others covering their favorite Sinatra tunes. For those who are having difficulty imagining this sound, check out Dee Snider’s take on “It Was a Very Good Year” below. As if that combination wasn’t strange enough, it works in some of Led Zeppelin‘s “Kashmir.” The song translates to metal shockingly well, although Ol’ Blue Eyes may have begged to differ if he was still around.
In related cover news, Peter Bjorn and John, whose new album Gimmie Some also emerges March 29th, recently took on the Twisted Sister classic “We’re Not Gonna Take It” in concert. Drummer John Eriksson takes the lead vocal, resulting in an unexpected and raucous singalong. Take a look at the video below.