From time to time, rapper Post Malone has played covers of classic rock songs; back in 2020, he performed a cover of a Nirvana song as part of a special livestream, and in 2022 he performed a cover of Pearl Jam’s “Better Man.”
More recently though, while on The Howard Stern Show this past Tuesday (October 17th), Post took on the task of covering another beloved rock song: Alice In Chain‘s “Them Bones.”
Among their catalog, “Them Bones” is one of the biggest hits of the Seattle, Washington band’s career. Appearing on the band’s 1992 album The Dirt, the track features riveting and heavy instrumentation, Layne Staley‘s voice bringing a tremendous air of emotion to its already booming sense of atmosphere.
For this recent performance covering Alice In Chains’ “Them Bones,” Post pulls out his acoustic guitar, opting for a less aggressive take on the track.
Having listened to a roughly three-minute clip of his cover, which you can check out below, Post delivers a truly remarkable performance. Not only does the guitar work sound fantastic, but his voice – wow.
Post is a pretty talented singer, and the delivery he provides in this cover – the emotion he exudes – it’s all palpable and moving. Not only does he do the original track justice, but he brings his own unique spin to it, making this cover a remarkable experience.
This is easily one of the most surprising and interesting covers we have heard of the Alice In Chains hit. You can check out Post Malone’s cover of Alice In Chains’ “Them Bones” below.
Back in August, Machine Head singer and guitarist Robb Flynn said Malone is “one of the great American songwriters and performers of our time.”
That same month, Post Malone appeared on Joe Rogan’s show and introduced the podcaster to the thrash metal band Exodus.