5 Metal Versions of David Bowie Songs! – Metal Monday

For today’s Metal Monday I am taking a look at metal covers of David Bowie songs.


The Grammys this year are going to be super depressing. With the recent passing of rockers Scott Weiland and Lemmy Kilmister the world was hit again this week with the loss of a larger than life legend. As you are aware by now Ziggy Stardust himself, David Bowie passed away at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer.  Not only his music, but his creation of multiple unique stage personas influenced a generation of pop stars and rockers from Marylyn Manson to Lady Gaga.


Nirvana famously covered David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World” for their MTV Unplugged performance. While Bowie himself praised Kurt Cobain’s heartfelt, raw rendition of the song, he was amused that young Nirvana fans at the time would come up to him after he performed the tune in concert himself and say “It’s cool you are performing a Nirvana song.” He would think to himself ‘F**k you, you little tosser!”

While Cobain got a thumbs up, I’m not sure what Bowie would have thought of some these more brutal renditions of his work. What do you think?

“Let’s Dance” As Performed by Atrocity

“Space Oddity” As Performed by Tulus

“China Girl” As Performed by Silver

“Fame” As Performed by Pieces

“The Man Who Sold The World” As Performed By… A Total Mess

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