Watch a Nuclear Winter’s Death Metal Cover of “Africa” by Toto!

Zimbabwe’s one-man Death Metal exports Nuclear Winter has shared a new cover of the 1980s pop classic “Africa” by Toto. This is the follow up to the bands’ recent cover of Haddaway’s “What Is Love?” The song is available as a free download on Bandcamp and you can hear it below. Their new album Stormscapes is out now. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Nightwish – Human. :||: Nature.

With gaps of up to five years between studio albums, it takes some serious dedication to be a Nightwish fan these days. Since 2007, the band has only released four albums, but in that time, their fanbase has grown so large that the symphonic Finns (well, mostly Finnish) have been able to make that often treacherous leap from mid-sized venues to selling out full arenas. Continue reading

Watch Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” In The Styles of Pantera, Poppy, Deftones, My Chemical Romance, Korn, Steelheart, Yes and More!

Anthony Vincent is back with another one of his awesome 10 Second Songs videos from his popular YouTube channel! This time he recreates Rick Astely’s 1980s classic in the styles of Pantera, Prince, Toto, Chris Isak, Foster The People, Beach Boys, Steelheart, The Notorious B.I.G., New Order, Earth, Wind and Fire, Korn, Billy Joel, Deftones, George Michael, Yes, The Verve, and My Chemical Romance! Check it out! Continue reading

Weezer Surprise Releases Covers Record – “The Teal Album”

On the back of the international hit covers of Toto songs ‘Africa’ and ‘Rosanna’, Weezer has released a full covers album of 1980s megahits, pop rock earworms, 1990s RnB track, and one classic metal song! They announced the release on social media. In addition to ‘Africa’, some of the more memorable tracks include A-Ha’s ‘Take On Me,’ Tears for Fears’ ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World,’ The Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’, Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’, Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ and TLC’s No Scrubs’. Weezer has always had a love of covers and frequently closes their shows with Iron Maiden covers. Buy and stream The Teal Album below. The band will release their brand new album, The Black Album this March, followed by more tour dates with the Pixies. Continue reading

Watch Weezer Parody Themselves In Their Video For “Africa” Featuring Weird Al

Weezer is having a big year with their awesome cover of Toto’s 1980s classic ‘Africa’, which has become a cultural phenomenon. Now in a stroke of meta-levels of genius, watch the band as they parody their own first video ever, 1994s ‘The Sweater Song’, in the video for ‘Africa’. The clip, which is at times a shot for shot remake of the ‘The Sweater Song’ clip, also features Weird Al, as frontman Rivers Cuomo from that video, rocking his customary accordion. Continue reading

Watch Anthony Vincent Cover The Killers In The Style Of Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Prince, Andrew W.K. And More!

The incredible Anthony Vincent has done it again! Through his YouTube channel 10 Second Songs, he has covered The Killers’ ‘Mr. Brightside’ in 15 Styles. The popular YouTuber tackles the modern rock jam in the styles of bands like Coheed + Cambria, Ninja Sex Party, Smashing Pumpkins, Prince, Andrew W.K., Backstreet Boys, Nirvana, Toto and more. Check it out and remember to Subscribe to the channel if you dig what you hear! Continue reading

The Night Flight Orchestra – Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough

Formed in 2006, and including members past and present of Soilwork, Arch Enemy and Spiritual Beggars, are The Night Flight Orchestra. Despite their heavy origins they are anything but, this Swedish sextet are enamoured with the sounds of the late 70’s and early 80s – so expect big riffs, huge choruses, corny lyrics and artery-clogging amounts of cheese. Continue reading

Yes Bassist Sit Out Upcoming Tours To Undergo Treatment For Leukemia

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Longtime Yes bassist and vocalist Chris Squire has been diagnosed with Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL), an uncommon form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), in which he will be sitting out the upcoming North American summer tour with Toto and the Cruise To The Edge to receive treatment in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ over the next few months. Billy Sherwood will be filling in on those dates.