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Kid Plays Queensryche’s ‘Silent Lucidity’ on Acoustic Guitar – Best of YouTube

Kid plays Queensryche
YouTube: Led Zeppalan

Queensryche's biggest hit, like a lot of bands of the era, was a ballad. 'Silent Lucidity' is a gentle, acoustic driven song with orchestration to powerfully back the mood. Hey, even hardened metalheads can be softies at times! Here we have the song being played wonderfully by a young boy.

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11-Year-Old Guitarist Plays Yngwie Malmsteen’s ‘Vengeance’ – Best of YouTube

Kid plays Yngwie Malmsteen
YouTube: John Waldefeldt

Yngwie Malmsteen is renowned for his neoclassical guitar shredding, which is unparalleled in metal. Here we have an 11-year-old kid willing to take on one of the world's best guitarists! The song he decided to cover is 'Vengeance' off Malmsteen's 1995 album, 'Magnum Opus.'

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7-Year Old Plays Velvet Revolver’s ‘Slither’ on Guitar – Best of YouTube

Kid plays Velvet Revolver
YouTube: Newbury Rock School

We often see videos of kids rocking out to some classic Guns N' Roses songs, but here we have something a little different. Velvet Revolver, the group formed by former GN'R members and Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, have reached out to even the smallest of rock fans!

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10 Great Rock-Related Charities To Support

Alice Cooper, Ronnie James Dio, Slash
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Facebook: Official Ronnie James Dio / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShotYou.com

The rock lifestyle isn't all just sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Countless musicians use their celebrity status as a platform to reach out and help those in need. Those lucky enough to make a living off of being in a band often give back via charities they create or support. 

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Inquisition’s Dagon Talks ‘Obscure Verses for the Multiverse,’ Lyrical Influences + More

PHOTO-Inquisition

Inquisition are one of black metal's most uncompromising acts, consisting of the duo of mainman Dagon and drummer Incubus. They recently released their fifth studio album, 'Obscure Verses for the Multiverse,' which is another all-out riffing assault on the senses. The music is only half of the splendor here, with

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Kid Duo Covers Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong’ at Irish Festival – Best of YouTube

Kids cover Foo Fighters
YouTube: Alan Anon

Here's something Dave Grohl would be proud to see! As a huge activist for getting children involved in music, Grohl has inspired the youth time and time again with Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. These two proudly count the musician among their influences as they take on the Foo Fighters' hit 'Everlong.'

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Girl Sings Scorpions’ ‘Still Loving You’ on ‘The Voice Kids’ in Thailand – Best of YouTube

Girl sings Scorpions
YouTube: Thevoicekidsth

There have been some mighty ballads penned by the Scorpions, including 'Wind of Change,' 'Lady Starlight,' and, the one featured in this video, 'Still Loving You.' In Thailand, a special version of the hit singing competition television show 'The Voice' featured only kids. One of the standout performances was this girl's audition.

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Teenagers Cover Mayhem’s ‘Freezing Moon’ – Best of YouTube

Kids cover Mayhem
YouTube: dogsnax

San Francisco isn't exactly a haven for black metal, but this group of kids don't let that stop them from paying tribute to their Norwegian idols Mayhem. In 1994, the band released the groundbreaking 'De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas,' a black metal record that is still spreading its influence.

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Kid Band Rocks Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out’ – Best of YouTube

Kids cover Alice Cooper
YouTube: OfficialMotionDevice

Here's a group of kids who can truly appreciate Alice Cooper's hit song 'School's Out,' considering they're still in grade school! No more teachers, no more pencils, just guitars, bass, drums, and some killer vocals from a 10-year-old girl!

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