Watch: Members of Alice In Chains, Anthrax & Mastodon Cover Soundgarden!

October 31, 2020

If you know me at all, you know I’m a fan of a good cover song. And when you combine Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante with Alice In Chains singer William DuVall, Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher and Metal Allegiance bassist Mark Menghi, you’re bound to strike gold. Check out this cover of Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage” they recorded while in quarantine!

Benante put the video on his YouTube channel, saying, “Rusty Cage…first song off of Badmotorfinger and a Damn Good one at that! This song makes me wanna drive fast.

“I was a @soundgarden fan as soon as I heard ‘hunted down’. I then heard the FOPP ep on which they had covered an @ohioplayers song (Honey was a great Album) and I was Hooked. I saw them numerous times from 1988-89 to playing festivals with them a few years ago. I always thought they had ‘it’: they were tight but loose,up and down,in and out of tune, heavy and soft, always unique. I always loved the way @Chriscornellofficial sang, His voice was so Recognizable. I saw them at the Armory in New York and he came out and did an acapella version of Beth by @kissonline , I got goosebumps.

“We are celebrating the music they created with this version of Rusty Cage. When @billy_butterslax , @markmenghi, @williamduvallofficial and I decided to Jam this one out it was because it moved us when we first heard it and dammit, it still does!

“Hope you all enjoy it and Take the time to think what Good Music does to your soul. Thank you to @dlevanchuk and @tom.w.tapley . Love to #kimthayil #mattcameron #benshepherd.”

This is a good cover song. Which is the best of all-time?


Written by Todd Hancock

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