List: Five Awesome Misfits Covers
The news this week that Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle would join forces for their first Misfits shows together in 33 years was, not surprisingly, met with plenty of excitement. While we still have to wait until September to see the three play live at Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago, here are five cover versions of their songs that demonstrate the wide reach and influence of the New Jersey punk band.
1. Metallica – “Last Caress/Green Hell”
The most famous of all Misfits covers, and the first Misfits song(s) many metalheads ever heard. Metallica’s version of the two songs (which also features a bit of Iron Maiden’s “Run to the Hills” at the end) was first featured on 1987’s ‘The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited E.P.’ and then later on ‘Garage Inc.’ The band continues to include the covers in their live sets.
2. Refused – “Bullet”
The Swedish hardcore heroes included this cover on their 1997 collection ‘The E.P. Compilation.’ It was left off the 2002 reissue when Epitaph couldn’t secure the rights to the song.
3. Guns N’ Roses – “Attitude”
Gn’R recorded their version for the 1993 covers album, ‘The Spaghetti Incident?’ Like other Gn’R punk covers, such as the Damned’s 'New Rose,’ lead vocals on "Attitude” were handled by bassist Duff McKagan. The band also recently performed the song in Las Vegas at one of their first reunion shows.
4. Hatebreed – “Hatebreeders”
The Connecticut hardcore act took their name from this song, which appeared on the Misfits’ classic 1982 album ‘Walk Among Us.’
5. Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold and Trivium - "Die, Die My Darling"
Metallica covered this song, which was originally released by the Misfits in 1984, after the band had broken up, on ‘Garage Inc.’ Here, they perform it live with help from members of Avenged Sevenfold and Trivium.