This week, an AC/DC cover band garnered a lot of press in the rock world. Why? The entire band is made up of gay men, and they call themselves GAYC/DC.
They’ve also cleverly changed various songs in order fit they’re sexuality. (This writer’s personal favorite edit is changing “Problem Child” to “Bottom Child.”)
Honestly, it’s borderline brilliant.
Naturally, this led to recalling all of the other wonderful cover/tribute bands out there and their various hooks. Including the aforementioned GAYC/DC, here are nine unique cover/tribute bands.
GAYC/DC (AC/DC cover band comprised of gay men)
Recorded March 25, 2017 @ Fitzgerald's HB, Huntington Beach, CA
Red Hot Chili Pipers (Rock bagpipe cover band)
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers performing their track Gimme All Your Lovin'.
Lez Zeppelin (All-female Led Zeppelin cover band)
Lez Zeppelin @ Le New Morning, PARIS 17/06/2013
Vag Halen (All-female metal/hard rock band)
Vag Halen performing Ace of Spades at the Black Eagle in Toronto. Apr. 6th, 2014
Faux Fighters (Foo Fighters cover band)
Still the undisputed most Authentic Foo Fighters Tribute on the Planet! https://www.facebook.com/FauxFightersTributeBand/ http://www.foofighterstributeband.com/
Oasish (Oasis tribute band)
It really was very, very rainy during the Oasish set at Glastonbudget 2012. Didn't stop us from singing along to Wonderwall though!
The Misfats (Misfits tribute band made up of fat guys)
The band broke up already T_T but here is their official site. http://www.misfats.com/ It seems they covered a great deal of Misfits but a big chunk of it was not recorded. But luckily they uploaded all their lyrics to their blog. Just search for a name and you'll find the parody.
Earth, Wind, For Hire (Disco cover band)
Earth Wind for Hire have been privileged to perform with many of the 70's disco legends who originally inspired the creation of the band, they include: Heatwave, Odyssey, Rose Royce, Shalamar, the Real Thing, Candy Staton, George McRae, Imagination and even Boney M.
Petty Theft (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers tribute band)
http://www.PettyTheftRocks.com - Petty Theft, San Francisco Tribute to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers performing live at Town Hall Theatre, Lafayette, CA on January 31, 2014. Voted "Best of Marin 2015 - Best Local Band" in Pacific Sun and "Best Band in Marin 2011, 2012, and 2013" in the North Bay Bohemian readers poll.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.