Hard Rock Garth Brooks: Ronnie James Dio, Oasis, Limp Bizkit, Overscene

“DREAM ON”            RONNIE JAMES DIO & YNGWIE MALSTEEN

One of the biggest classic rock songs in history covered by two heavy metal legends.   Ronnie James Dio, from Elf, Sabbath, and Rainbow teams up with Swedish guitar virtuoso, Yngwie Malsteen for Aerosmith’s timeless classic, Dream On.     Yngwie is famous for his Yellow “Duck” Stratocaster solos and his blend of classical music with metal.     Ronnie James Dio, standing only 5’4″ still cast a major shadow on metal with his distinctive, unmistakeable voice.    Ronnie’s other claim to fame is supposedly getting the “devil’s horns” hand signal brought to prominence.

“DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER”     OASIS

Brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher led the controversial band, Oasis.   Known as much for their stage fights, lawsuits, and the feuds between the two brothers, Oasis’ music was a mix of Stones swagger combined with Beatlesque melodies.  “Don’t Look Back In Anger” is brilliantly produced, the song carries a different meaning to each listener, and sounds like a lost John Lennon track.  

 


“BREAK STUFF”       LIMP BIZKIT


So bad, it’s good?   Late 90’s, early 2000’s, Fred Durst and his band ruled MTV.     Remember their cover of George Michael’s Faith?    Nookie?   That red Yankees cap and their mix of rap and hard rock was forever engraved in our memories.   “Break Stuff” is so ridiculous and the lyrics are so over the top that you have to laugh and jam out to this one!      Who hasn’t had this day?


It’s just one of those days
When you don’t wanna wake up
Everything is fucked
Everybody sux
You don’t really know why
But you want justify
Rippin’ someone’s head off
No human contact
And if you interact
Your life is on contract
Your best bet is to stay away motherfucker
It’s just one of those days!!


Check out the cameos in the video (Snoop!, Jonathan Davis, Eminem and his daughter Hailie, Pauly Shore, Dr Dre, ………..)  

“THUNDER ROLLS”  (Garth Brooks Cover)    OVERSCENE

If ever a country music song deserved a hard rock cover, it’s the “Thunder Rolls”.   Garth’s song about a wife waiting for her husband to come home, suspecting the worse, and “praying it’s the weather that kept him out so late”.   As the lightning crashes, “he knows that she knows”.    Like Garth’s live version, this one has the famous “lost lyrics” about the pistol in the drawer.   Great cover by a Dallas band that remind me of Sevendust mixed with Saliva.    🙂   Hmmmm, that combination sounds nasty!

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