Two Legends Putting On A Clinic!
These days, if you ask a kid who originally performed the song Sound Of Silence, he/she will most likely say that is was a band called Disturbed.
Not that it’s a bad thing that they don’t know who originally performed the song, but I think it’s better to make them aware of the source material.
The iconic song, originally by Simon & Garfunkel, is undoubtably one of the most iconic anthems that we as music fans have ever come to know.
Whether it’s played as originally intended, or up beat, or even as an orchestral epic as performed by Disturbed, the song is truly one of the best songs, literally ever.
All of that being said, there’s nothing quite like the original. What you’re about to watch is a video in which the aforementioned Simon & Garfunkel take to the stage to perform their iconic hit Sound Of Silence. As I said, nothing beats the original! Don’t believe me? See for yourself!
Kid Rock has been an adamant supporter of our nation’s military.
Over the years, Rock has performed countless times for service men and women overseas in countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Kosovo.
He is also heavily involved with the organization Operation Homefront, which provides emergency assistance to U.S. military troops, families they leave behind, and wounded warriors when they return home.
Rock recently teamed up with Nova Scotia rock band The Trews for an emotional tribute to our military called “Highway of Heroes”.
The song is sung from the point of view of a fallen soldier who is being brought home after being killed in the war. The Trew’s lead singer Colin MacDonald sang the opening verse and chorus, which sets up the moving story.
In the second verse, MacDonald sings, “I served without question, or personal gain/Seek no justification, It’s not part of my story/And it offers no comfort to the ones who remain.”
Although the narrator has passed on, he doesn’t want his family and friends to try to justify his death, no matter how hard it may be. Rock joined MacDonald on the second chorus and it will give you chills. Their harmonies singing the heartbreaking lyrics will likely bring tears to your eyes.
Rock shared the video on his Facebook along with the caption, “We don’t have to wait for a holiday to thank our service men and women. Take a moment to thank a veteran or service member today.”
Watch the lyric video for “Highway of Heroes” below.
Sounds Like Something From The Middle Ages
Led Zeppelin fans will appreciate this. We found a majestic-sounding cover of “Stairway To Heaven” put on by Per-Olov Kindgren on Youtube. Easily one of the most iconic rock songs of all time, this cover emphasizes its classical style where Kindgren turns an already captivating melody, into a masterpiece in its own right.
Note: Kindgren has a website where you can download his compositions and arrangements, if you’re looking to expand your musical horizons. You can visit shop.per-olovkindgren.com. Also, be sure to check out his channel for more awesome content and covers!
Listen closely, and imagine the opening riff as if you were a knight, approaching the King’s castle. I know, it’s a stretch, but that’s exactly what came to mind when first listening to this piece. Crazy, right? Enjoy.
You may mistake this for hills of Appalachia, but in reality it’s a Finnish bluegrass band “Steve’n’Seagulls.”
No one could ever come close to doing justice to an AC DC cover until now. Their cover of “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC has already been viewed over 20 million times, watch below and you’ll see why.
WATCH: This is how hillbillies Rock and Roll — “Thunderstruck” the redneck way is AWESOME
It always warms our hearts to see the next generation of rock and rollers exchanging Guitar Hero for actual guitars and paying tribute to those who paved the way. In the case of 12 year old YouTuber Ashley Freeman, that tribute came in the form of a fantastic take on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s iconic “Sweet Home Alabama”; with 5 years of shredding under his belt, the UK based teen blew us away with his guitar cover of the 1974 classic, tackling both the song’s rhythm and lead guitar parts and making it look impossibly easy.