Brothers Aryeh and Gil Gat turn in an excellent cover version of Pink Floyd’s 1975 classic on the streets of Jerusalem. If this isn’t hard proof that you can’t judge a book by its cover, we don’t know what is. More here.
Willian Lee turns in a spot-on cover version of Dire Straits’ Sultans of Swing during a street performance in São Paulo. Not only is his guitar playing excellent, he gives Mark Knopfler’s vocals a run for their money. Check out his Clapton, Orbison, Isaak, and Bee Gees too.
The always spectacular Haley Reinhart turns in another fantastic cover along with Postmodern Jukebox, with this orchestral arrangement of Soundgarden’s 1994 grunge hit that starts out as a sultry jazz ballad, and ends with as much fire and energy as the original.
Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs presents another meta cover – this time performing Gorillaz’ 2005 hit in the style of artists ranging from The Prodigy to Sir-Mix-a-Lot to Queen and even Darude. Keep an eye out for guitar cameos from some of our favorite YouTube rockers.
Pianist Maxence Cyrin broke through to the masses with his stirring rendition of Where Is My Mind? But that’s not the only amazing cover version he’s done. Sit back and enjoy some Soundgarden played impeccably on his grand piano. His Daft Punk ain’t too shabby either.
Wayne Coyne and gang play to a church filled with balloon audience members in the video for this David Bowie cover, which embraces the sort of enigmatic performance that itself would not exist if it weren’t for Bowie himself. A fitting tribute to the master of theatricality.
Futurama is one of our all-time favorite TV shows. It deftly combined humor, science fiction, animation, pop culture, and an awesome ensemble cast. While we’ll have to live with reruns, we can at least enjoy this awesome one-man cover of its theme song by SquidPhysics.
Rip Van Winkle Michael Stipe dropped by The Tonight Show to turn in a haunting performance of the David Bowie’s 1970 classic in advance of The Music of David Bowie charity concert slated for NYC on 3/31 & 4/1/16. The 4/1 concert will be streamed live.