The coronavirus quarantine has yielded one surprisingly fruitful and interesting crop: all-star bedroom covers. Across Mother Internet’s landscape, members of various rock and metal bands have come together to record videos of themselves covering classic tracks. And while the nightcrawlers in Two Minutes to Late Night have certainly racked up the most fascinating collection of covers thus far, this all-star cover of Faith No More‘s “We Care a Lot” might be the best one to date.
First of all, it helps that this cover of “We Care a Lot” is for a good cause. The cover seeks to raise money for Roadie Relief, which is a fund organized by Slipknot’s drum tech Chad ‘Yeti’ Ward that seeks to raise money for out-of-work roadies whose industry has been crushed by the coronavirus. But even without the charity angle, this cover would be epic (ha!) for its roster alone, bringing together a group of musicians under the header ‘The Kings of Quarantine’ that might otherwise never jam together. Present on the cover is, deep breath:
- Frank Bello of Anthrax
- Ray Luzier of Korn
- Bill Kelliher of Mastodon
- Kevin Jardine and Jason Rockman of Slaves On Dope
- Dennis Lyxzén of Refused
- Richard Patrick of Filter
- Walter Schreifels of Quicksand
- Ivan Doroschuk of ’80s pop act Men Without Hats
- Kevin Sharp of grindcore stars Brutal Truth
- Esoteric of Czarface
- Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace
- DMC of Run-DMC
All those guys, and a surprise appearance from bassist Billy Gould from Faith No More!
Check out the cover below:
Head on over to Roadie Relief and donate a few bucks to those out-of-work dudes who make rock and roll happen behind the scenes! You can give the organization money via their GoFundMe page, or through buying the track, which is available for purchase on Bandcamp.
Words by Chris Krovatin