Dec 062016
 
best cover songs

Over the past few months, we’ve been hard at work making our list of The Best Cover Songs of 2016. Narrowing it down to 50 caused some excruciating choices, that’s how many great covers there were this year.

We’ll be posting the full list next week (and “Best Cover Albums” this Thursday), but as a little appetizer, here are our Honorable Mentions, covers we loved and still wanted to spotlight as among the best 2016 had to offer. Continue reading »

May 062015
 
stevenseagull

I know what you’re thinking.  “A Bluegrass band playing heavy metal tunes.  Hasn’t that already been done a few times?”

Well, as my uncle Cleavon says, “Y’all ain’t heard nothin’ yet.”

Meet Steve ‘n’ Seagulls, a five-piece band from Finland.  (Whenever I think of hillbilly music, I automatically think of Finland.)  They have received millions of hits on their YouTube page for their amazing hillbillified covers of AC/DC, Dio and Iron Maiden.  Now they take on Metallica’s “Seek and Destroy” in a video that can only be described as something straight out of my family reunion.  (No, seriously.) Continue reading »