The cover of the song. Before many bands made their big leap, they started playing covers somewhere before eventually expanding their catalog to include original material. For some bands like Disturbed and Foo Fighters, covers have remained a favorite spot in their shows to this day.
Other bands such as Limp Bizkit and Red Hot Chili Peppers have gone even further, making their covers a unique sound. Buckcherry even went so far as to change the title of a song to suit its aesthetic, but kept the basic attitude, feeling, and most of the lyrics of Icona Pop’s “I Love It” into their original. new title “Say Fuck It”.
Sometimes a cover can shine a light on a song that might not be as familiar to a modern generation, like Alter Bridge got Robert Johnson recognized and AC / DC brought to life an oft-cover track from Joe Williams’ Washboard. Blues singers.
We picked 40 of the biggest rock bands covered by Loudwire, analyzed their recorded and live stories, and came up with our versions of the best cover song for each of those bands. For some, the choices were fairly straightforward given the immense popularity of a cover or the lack of depth in a band’s cover catalog. For others, there are some that will likely be the source of a great debate with bands offering appropriate respects to more than one song in an equally appreciated manner.
So join us to revisit the best covers of the 40 best rock groups.