Talent imitates, genius steals.
That’s the modus operandi of the world’s greatest cover bands.
To celebrate that piratical spirit — and to laud the new, all-diva-songs album from seminal cover artists Me First and the Gimme Gimmes — we give you this:
The 14 Greatest Cover Bands in Music History, available for your bemused perusal right now.
Yes, cover bands. Bards of the church basement! Balladeers of the bride! And, occasionally, geniuses.
- Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and their Celine Dion punk rock
- Nouvelle Vague’s sultry bossa nova takes on New Wave favorites
- Tragedy: The only all-metal tribute to the Bee Gees
So read up: we have a Q&A with Fat Mike (of the aforementioned Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, with a new album out today — all diva songs!) explaining the dos and don’ts of cover bands, plus our picks for 13 other bands that outshine the originals, song links included.
We've got you covered.