Musician T-Pain isn’t the first person you’d think could pull off a Black Sabbath cover. But he proves us wrong with his incredibly compelling version of War Pigs that showcases his vocal abilities and emotional power. It’s one of eight songs on his 2023 album On Top of the Covers.
Awesome Black Sabbath
Mashup maven Bill McClintock combined two highly-incompatible songs into one, amalgamating Wham!’s Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go and Black Sabbath’s Children of the Grave, thus forming a new band called “Blam!” He snuck in a sweet guitar solo from Eddie Van Halen too.
This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve heard Black Sabbath’s music turned into jazz. But Jazz Sabbath created an entire album of Ozzy and company’s metal reworked into a concert-worthy jazz performance. Seriously, this is some really great music, so consider making a purchase from their Bandcamp page.
The future is a dark place for the Melodicka Bros. The second in their Revolt Saga concept video series transports us to a dystopian future where synthwave and industrial music join forces to fight evil. At the end of the first clip, they acquired the I.R.O.N.M.A.N. suit, and now they’re celebrating their acquisition with a song.
Puddles Pity Party takes on haters and trolls by doing what he does best – singing away the pain. His mashup of Black Sabbath’s Paranoid and The Police track Driven to Tears is the perfect combination of madness and sorrow for the Sad Clown with the Golden Voice.
Musician Jamie Dupuis offers up a great acoustic cover version of the 1970 Black Sabbath classic Paranoid, performed on his unusual hybrid string instrument that combines a guitar and a harp. This arrangement replaces the angry electric sounds of the original with a softer, but still ominous sound.
The dulcimer usually is associated with the kind of music you’d hear at a renaissance festival. But musician Sam Edelston believes the stringed instrument is “among the world’s coolest.” Listen up as he plays some truly rockin’ cover versions from the Ramones, Black Sabbath, and David Bowie.