Here is the most played cover song by 50 big hard rock and metal bands.

You might be surprised at some of the selections depending on how closely you follow your favorite band's setlist routine.

  • Multiple bands had Depeche Mode songs as their most played cover while on stage.
  • The top Metallica cover song was not "Whiskey in the Jar."
  • Judas Priest's most played cover has been performed more than 1,000 times.
  • The distinction of the fewest covers played on the list goes to Mudvayne, who has only played their top cover twice during live shows.

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Here is the rest of what we discovered while searching the statistics listed over at

Most Played Cover Songs By 50 Big Hard Rock + Metal Bands

We combed though setlists of the biggest names in rock and metal to find out their most played cover songs. (OK, so we actually used What, did you think we had a pile of setlists sitting around?)

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