In case you missed it, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo recently paid tribute to Prince with a live cover of “When Doves Cry.” Unfortunately for them (and Prince), it isn’t sitting too well with fans…
The band was performing a show in the late music star’s hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota when the two members jammed out the cover on guitar and bass. You can judge for yourself how good it was, by checking out the performance to the right. But fans and friends immediately ripped into the performance on Twitter – and here’s what they had to say:
- User @VC2dot0 just wants to know where Prince went wrong. “What did Prince ever do to you? #LeaveWhenDovesCryAlone,” they muse.
- Another user @ooloo links a video of the performance along with their criticism. “This gotta be one of the worst Prince covers of all time, from any band of any skill level - damn bruh @Metallica,” they say.
- Famed rocker Laura Jane Grace also got wind of the controversial cover, and seems pretty shocked. “This is a goof right? This isn’t real is it?” she writes.
See these and more fan reactions below.
Source: Huffington Post
No comment on Metallica covering Prince. pic.twitter.com/BmhLE6oJ6O— Must be Minta (@mintaburst) September 6, 2018
Saw Metallica covering Prince’s “When Doves Cry”. I wish that I hadn’t. The Thing That Should not Be.— Brian Wright (@iambrianwright) September 5, 2018
I made it 4 seconds in. pic.twitter.com/01SBWIEgIU— Michele J Martin (@michelejmartin) September 5, 2018
This is a goof right? This isn’t real is it? https://t.co/hJZyaLA1tB— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) September 5, 2018
Metallica covering Prince played worse than the shitty 14 year olds covering Metallica on Youtube on we all had a good laugh at 10 years. we're through the looking glass etc. https://t.co/P5y8HxAHLb— Chris Somers (@african_fiction) September 6, 2018
"If you’ve ever wondered what half of Metallica sounds like covering Prince, well, it was worse than you can imagine." https://t.co/MxaN9oT1y0— Chris Steller (@chris_steller) September 5, 2018