I finally got around to watching the Icon: Metallica special on MTV this weekend, however I missed the beginning couple of acts. I really wanted to hear Sum 41’s Metalli-medley as well as StainD’s rendition of “Nothing Else Matters” as I heard they were both pretty good. Unfortunately, I had the absolute displeasure of watching that no-talent hack Avril butcher “Fuel.” I swear my left butt cheek has more talent than that putz…
Even worse was listening to Snoop completely fuck up on of my fav’s off the black album, “Sad But True.” I mean christ Snoop, you didn’t even try to sing that damn song!
Korn’s version of “One” was quite interesting, though I found it kind of funny that they couldn’t keep up the fast-paced tempo when it came time to do the “faster” double-time part with the double-bass and staccato guitar riffs. They tried of course, but those boys just couldn’t keep up. Either way, I liked their unique rendition of that song.
I must admit that when I found out Limp Bizkit was performing as well, I didn’t think they could do the band justice. However, their version of “Sanitarium” was pretty damn awesome… I was half expecting a huge mosh pit to erupt in the middle of the audience with chairs flying all over the place. That would have been a sight eh? 😉
Last but not least, my boys still got the hard crunching juice running through their veins with their medley of tunes. I liked that they did “Blackened”, “Battery” and “Hit the Lights” as well… You rarely get to see these guys do those songs nowadays after they schlepped off their hair. I’m still a little iffy about the new bassist Robert and how he looks and performs in comparison with the rest of the band. Since their new album due out soon did not have any of his input in the creation of the songs and music, (their producer Bob Rock filled in the bass part) it will be interesting to see what their album after this one coming out will be like. I must admit though, I did like that new song they performed at the end. It had the crunch of old that I sorely missed, but an extra infusion of funk almost… I’m definitely looking forward to St. Anger when it hits the stores.