101 Top 5: Worst Coverbands

We’ve all seen some pretty terrible cover bands before, but these stick out:

5. By The Way

his clip, which features a high school band rushing through a sloppy version of the Chili Peppers’ ‘By the Way,’ is a sight to behold. The drummer can hold the beat down, the bassist actually has a little bit of a funk thing going on, the guitarist is tuned up and capable, and the frontman — well, he certainly is energetic. Perhaps he has a little too much energy as sings off key and hops around the stage, doing his best Anthony Kiedis dance moves and generally looking silly. In fairness to him, he’s singing in a foreign language, and Kiedis himself isn’t known for his pitch-perfect vocals. That still doesn’t make things right.

4. Enter Sandman

Why does it always have to be ‘Enter Sandman?’ Couldn’t some band massacre ‘Creeping Death,’ ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls?’ or ‘Master of Puppets’ — ‘Master’ would be so easy to mess up. The guitarist isn’t half bad on the intro, but when the synths (synths on a Metallica song?!) come in totally off key, it’s already beyond saving. By the time he starts singing, it’s off to never-never land, indeed.

3. Holy Diver

It takes a while for this Dio cover band to get going, but once they do … actually, they never really do get going. It takes forever for this Swedish two-piece to actually get on the stage and another eternity to tune up … and for what? To stand around, fumble uncomfortably with their instruments and attempt to play the song a handful of times, all for naught. At least the crowd seems to be laughing with them, not at them.

2. Toxicity

Let’s rank what we see on stage in terms of effectiveness, from most to least, shall we? 1. The drummer 2. The bassist. 3. The guitarist 4. The American flag 5. The singer. It’s certainly not easy playing the challenging music of this SOAD song, and this band does a halfway decent job –- until the singer comes in. On second thought, maybe the flag should rank higher.

1. We’re Not Even Sure (Run To The Hills/Walk?)

Well this is a train wreck.  Where is the guitar?!  At least there’s a pit.  Plus for the group vocals.  Big negative for forcing a bunch of innocent kids to watch it.

Bonus: Comfortably Numb

A First: Cat Saves Human

A surveillance video taken outside a home in California shows a cat saving a boy from being brutally attacked by a dog.

In the video, you see a young boy on his tricycle sitting in his driveway when the neighbor’s dog runs over and sinks his teeth into the boy’s leg, dragging him down the driveway.

That’s when a surprise hero enters the scene – the boy’s childhood cat named Tara. The dog is a lot bigger than Tara but she runs over and pounces on the dog and he immediately runs away and down the street.

The boy still needed stitches in his leg, but it looks like the cat helped save him from getting hurt even worse.

Police said the dog will be quarantined for 10 days then euthanized.

Whoops: Anchor Calls a FireTruck a F–k Truck on Live TV

Alison Bologna, an anchor for Providence, Rhode Island’s NBC 10, earned a spot in every future YouTube news blooper compilation for her coverage of a fuck truck—er, a fire truck—that overturned near Charlotte, N.C., last Thursday, injuring four.

Bologna plowed through the story without acknowledging her mistake, although she was much more deliberate about pronouncing the word fire through the rest of the report.

And those “f–k” fighters? They’re all gonna be okay, they only had minor injuries.

What if Babies Were Pizza?

What if babies were pizza? Well the question alone is inherently asinine, but that being said, life as a parent would be 10,000x better. I say this as a pizza-loving-non-parent. But I’m pretty sure that pizza > kids.

House Explodes on Live TV

Holy crap!  It’s not like this house just spontaneously combusted, as it had been burning for about 15 minutes before this.  The cameras were just there because of a shots fired incident. But still.  This is awesome.  Sorry about your house, though.