George Mason U Band Covers Rage Against the Machine

Yes, that’s true: George Mason University’s band covers “Killing In The Name Of” by Rage Against the Machine and nails it:

A Very Talented Boy

A very talented boy being very silly:

Lake Street Dive: “Rich Girl”

Totally, totally unplugged — just great music.

Jack White Live at Glastonbury

screen-shot-2014-06-29-at-10-30-22-amAt one point (about the 45 minute mark) he covers Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.”

The full Glastonbury setlist:

  • Icky Thump (The White Stripes song)
  • Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (The White Stripes song)
  • Screwdriver (The White Stripes song)
  • High Ball Stepper
  • Hotel Yorba (The White Stripes song)
  • Temporary Ground
  • Just One Drink
  • Missing Pieces
  • Black Math (The White Stripes song)
  • You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told) (The White Stripes song)
  • Cannon (The White Stripes song) / Enter Sandman (Metallica cover)
  • Three Women
  • We’re Going to Be Friends (The White Stripes song)
  • Lazaretto


  • Ball and Biscuit (The White Stripes song)
  • Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes song)

And the video of the entire set:

Happy Birthday, Jeff Beck

If you like classic rock of any kind you need to know Jeff Beck. He was the second guitarist for The Yardbirds, coming in to replace Eric Clapton after he’d left because the band was getting too commercial for him (Clapton was an absolute blues purist at the time). Since The Yardbirds featured as lead guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page in that order (and for a little while had both Beck and Page), people like to ask founding members, “Who was the best guitarist in your opinion?” In a recent interview, one of them said Beck was the most fun. His playing was crazy and unpredictable — he might do anything, and when it worked, it was great (okay, it didn’t always work). Beck was the first guitarist to use fuzztone, feedback, and distortion in rock guitar. Here he is covering The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life”:

And Page, Beck, and Clapton performing “Stairway to Heaven.” The other two don’t show up until about 9:30:

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