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Iron Maiden’s ‘Run to the Hills’ Gets Yacht Rock Treatment

Iron Maiden yacht rock cover
YouTube: bigvintv

We've heard lullaby version of heavy metal songs, we've heard string quartet versions of metal songs, and even some pop artists have covered some of metal's most cherished anthems, but this might be the one version nobody expected. Sung in the style of Michael McDonald, Las Vegas act the Guilty Pleasures recently covered Iron Maiden's classic 'Run to the Hills' in their own 'Yacht Rock' style.

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Filed Under: Category: Funny, Metal, News, Rock, Videos, WTF

Deicide, ‘In the Minds of Evil’ – Album Review

Deicide, 2013
Century Media

Almost a decade after founding guitarists Eric and Brian Hoffman left the band, Deicide are back with 'In the Minds of Evil,' their fourth album in the new era. Mainstays Glen Benton and Steve Asheim are rounded out by guitarists Jack Owen, who has been in the band since 2004, as well as on-and-off six-stringer Kevin Quirion, who makes his recording debut with the band. 

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Filed Under: Category: Album Reviews, Metal, New Albums, Reviews

Ronnie James Dio Wins Loudwire’s Greatest Metal Frontman Tournament

Ronnie James Dio Greatest Metal Frontman
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Following a month of hard-fought battles, our fan-voted Greatest Metal Frontman tournament has come to a conclusion. The late Ronnie James Dio has been named the Greatest Metal Frontman after his victory over Judas Priest's Rob Halford in the championship round!

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3-Year-Old Drummer Tackles Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ – Best of YouTube

Kid plays Guns N' Roses
YouTube: Aldrexter

We're going to forgo making any bad puns here about how sweet this drum cover is by this child. Oops! Sorry, we couldn't help it! Getting down to business, this kid rocks his drum kit jamming out to Guns N' Roses classic track 'Sweet Child O' Mine.' We're gonna nickname him 'Steven Toddler.'

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Filed Under: Category: Best of YouTube, Metal, Rock, Videos

Overkill Bring the Night to New York City With Kreator + Warbringer [Photos]

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Two of thrash's legendary acts combined forces to rock back-to-back nights at Stage 48 in New York during their current North American tour. Overkill and Kreator, along with opening act Warbringer, played to a packed house on the first of the two shows.

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Filed Under: , , Category: Concerts, Metal, Pictures, Reviews

10 Singers Who Sound Like Metal Legends

Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Geoff Tate, Ralf Scheepers, Joe Comeau, Todd La Torre
Top: Bruce Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Bottom: Official Primal Fear Website / Facebook: Liege Lord / YouTube: Century Media

We're all guilty of singing in the car and trying to emulate our heroes, but more often than not we ultimately fall flat in our idol worship. Every once in a while, a singer will pop up who does such a convincing job at paying homage to their favorite singer that they wind up sounding just like them. While we all consider singers like Bruce Dickinson and Rob Halford irreplaceable, some singers show us that if they swapped places in the studio, a huge number of people might not have ever known.

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Kids Sing Black Sabbath’s ‘Heaven and Hell’ in a Car – Best of YouTube

Kids sing 'Heaven and Hell'
YouTube: TheAxlErmin

Just look at these rock 'n' roll children! Rather than toiling away at singing some silly nursery rhymes and annoying their parents, these kids can be as loud as they want if they keep singing songs like this! Hell, it might even give the adults an excuse to shamelessly sing along with the famed Black Sabbath tune!

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Filed Under: Category: Best of YouTube, Metal, Videos

10 Rock Stars Drunk On Stage

Lars Ulrich, Billie Joe Armstrong, Slash
Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Ah, the excesses of the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. Alcohol and rock have a long history together, creating some of the genre's most infamous moments. After party stories are of legend and we still don't even know a great deal about what went on every night when the bands got off stage. That's not what we're here to talk about though.

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Toddler Rocks Out to Judas Priest With Small Guitar – Best of YouTube

Toddler likes Judas Priest
YouTube: Trevor Finch

First of all, this has to be the smallest flying V in the world, but for this toddler, it's just right. We're gonna dub him 'Glenn Kidton.' Anyway, this little one stands on a mock stage in his house in front of a microphone as some Judas Priest blasts in the background.

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Filed Under: Category: Best of YouTube, Metal, Videos

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