One of our favorite things to come out of the COVID-19 shutdown is Two Minutes to Late Night’s “Bedroom Covers” series, which sees Gwarsenio Hall — a.k.a. Two Minutes’ corpse-paint-slathered master of ceremonies, also a.k.a. Jordan Olds, the un-corpse-painted host of The Pit’s own talk show Last Words — assembling all-star ensembles of quarantined musicians to take on classic rock and metal songs. Highlights have included a Chelsea Wolfe-helmed take on Ozzy’s “Crazy Train,” a Neil Fallon-fronted rendition of AC/DC’s “Riff Raff” and a Sleigh Bells-assisted cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Rocket Queen.”
The latest entry in the series takes on Rush’s epic, “Anthem.” Joining Gwarsenio Hall this time out is Tool’s Danny Carey, Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher, Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez, Primus’ Les Claypool and routine participant Stephen Brodsky of Mutoid Man and Cave In. Watch this absolute power-packed thunderous cover below.
“Uhhh… Holy Moley. It’s Claudio Sanchez, Bill Kelliher, Les Claypool, Danny Carey, and Steve Brodsky covering a Rush song. We’re just as surprised as you are,” says the YouTube description.
“This is our 15th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon honorableswords.com
“In lieu of taking money for this cover, all of the artists who participated will be donating their fees for this video to The Cancer Research Institute.”