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10 Hard Rock Cover Songs That Are Better Than The Original

Given the Hard Rock Makeover.

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Performing a cover song is a bit tricky for any artist to take on. Even though you didn't write the tune, you're still dealing with a fragile composition that you have to somehow make interesting. What gets even more complicated is when you have to translate something so delicate onto the hard rock stage.

From the moment these songs were written, they probably weren't meant to be played with loud guitars and pummeling drums, and yet somehow these musicians were able to find a way to make it work. Whether it's an old standard being brought up to the next generation or just a rock and roll favorite, these acts were able to truly make these songs their own. Across these tracks, these musicians don't so much perform these songs as much as inhabit them, letting every note seep into their DNA before they have just the right track that they want to use.

These covers have gotten so big that they actually end up doing a whole lot better than the original composition, with most fans recognizing the song more for the cover than anything else. Some of these covers should sound like a dumpster fire when put together, but once you give them a listen, you realize that these are musicians who definitely know what they're talking about.

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