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It’s pretty difficult to replicate the sound of one of the greatest rock n’ roll bands of all time. Many people want bands to avoid covers, and attempting to do songs justice, because so many times a cover will kind of ruin a song. But if bands avoided covers, how will older music ever touch future generations? Even if a cover isn’t necessarily “true to the original” it can still have an impact on popularizing the song.
A few years back, Green Day covered The Rolling Stones’ “Rip This Joint” during an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show. The cover was in celebration of the band’s re-release of the album Exile on Main Street, and Green Day’s cover might be the very best we’ve ever heard! Seriously, their energy electrifies this tune, and creates a unique blend of oldie and punk sound! You are not a true Rolling Stones fan if you at least don’t appreciate this cover. They made it their own, but also stayed true to the original! A truly spectacular and energetic cover.
Check out the awesome cover down below, and let us know what you think!