Soraia- Black Magic Woman

Hey Rockers!

Last week’s WDHA Coffee Break theme of “current rockers covering 90’s tunes” was so popular I had requests ti keep the covers going this week, with covers from today’s rockers giving us 70’s and 80’s classics.

It’s amazing when artists take a classic, rework it and make it their own and done well, it can add new life and fresh perspective to a classic.
I grabbed a few of my favorite classic covers performed by today’s biggest and up and coming artists as inspiration is what drives creativity.

Check out the list below!

  • Des Rocs- Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen)

    Our Long Island born buddy Des Rocs is a great new rock storyteller and has been known to break out some cool covers in concert including this classic from New Jersey’s own storytelling master Bruce Springsteen!

  • Stone Sour- Heading Out To The Highway (Judas Priest)

    The new voice of metal covers the Metal God! I LOVE this Judas Priest cover that can be found on Stone Sour’s 2015 EP “Meanwhile In Burbank”.

  • Daughtry- Feels Like The First Time (Foreigner)

    This 1977 Foreigner CLASSIC is masterfully covered by the band Daughtry. I love Chris’s vocals on this tracks and the organic acoustic feel that still releases the power of the original.

  • Halestorm- Gold Dust Woman (Fleetwood Mac)

    Lzzy Hales haunting vocals on this Fleetwood Mac mega hit are simply incredible.  From their ReAniMate 2.0 Covers collection the acoustic guitars are perfection and the edge in Lzzy’s voice “Halestorm Up” this version without losing the feel of the original.  Amazing cover!

  • Jared James Nichols - Mississippi Queen (Mountain) LIVE at WDHA

    Newcomer Jared James Nichols os a MASSIVE Mountain fan and his version of the Mountain classic “Mississippi Queen” live at WDHA’s Parking Lot Party was incredible!

  • Soraia- Black Magic Woman (Santana)

    I absolutely love Zou Zou’s vocal performance on this Santana masterpiece released in 1970.  The bluesy, mysterious feel and fantastic guitar work takes the original to new places and blew my mind completely upon first listen! WOW!


  • Staind- Comfortably Numb- (Pink Floyd)

    From their release “The Singles- 1996-2006” Stand covers Pink Floyd’s 1979 classic “Comfortably Numb” with a massive intensity and authenticity.

  • Ghost- Phantom Of The Opera (Iron Maiden)

    Ghost is such an innovative, fearless talented band and their cover of Iron Maiden’s “Phantom Of The Opera” from their 1980 debut album is extraordinary. Tobias has the flair to revolutionize every cover the band tackles with his fresh, innovative vocals.


  • Theory Of A Deadman- Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)

    A beautiful, haunting vocal performance from Tyler and the band delivers the goods on this Chris Isaak tune from 1989. From a band known for bringing the party live, this memorable performance really shows the versatility of TOADM.

  • Incubus- Let's Go Crazy (Prince)

    I’m a Prince MANIAC and I am not a huge fan of Prince covers but Incubus keeps “Let’s Go Crazy” fun, edgy and super energetic – Great job on this legendary tune. You can find it on the bands 2009’s greatest hits compilation “Monuments and Melodies”.

  • Lilith Czar- Edge Of Seventeen (Stevie Nicks)

    I HAD to include this one from exciting new artist Lilith Czar who is a massive Stevie Nicks fan (very inspired by Bella Donna- which is where you can find the 1981 original version of Edge Of Seventeen) and when she does this cover in concert it’s a showstopper!- You can find it on Lilith’s “Created From Filth and Dust” record and THIS version was filmed live at PNC at last year’s WDHA “Rock The Park” show!

  • Coheed and Cambria- Love Gun (Kiss)

    The Coheed and Cambria version of this Kiss 1977 classic is a jaw dropper! A vocal gymnastics session for Choeed vocalist Claudio Sanchez, the bands version of Love Gun is a whole new experience for both Kiss and Coheed fans-

    Coheed and Cambria RULE at acoustic performances too.  Absolutely amazing…….

  • Dirty Honey- Last Child- (Aerosmith)

    This cover is absolutely incredible! DH covering Aerosmith (Last child from Rocks – my favorite!) Is sexy, tasty and has the groove and vibe of the original with the Dirty Honey signature feel- LOVE this one ….especially Mark’s spectacular vocals.

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