Question of semantics for you: if an artist joins in on a cover of his own song, is it still a cover? While at South by Southwest, The Afghan Whigs went into a rocking cover of Usher‘s Climax and the man himself joined in about half way through the song.
The cover starts around the fourteen minute mark of the video. Lead singer Greg Dulli brings the familiar heartache of the original in with the first verse and chorus and then Usher steps out, eliciting lots of screaming and camera phones to pop up. Watch the cover (along with more of The Afghan Whigs set) below:
See what else The Afghan Whigs are up to on their official website.