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Atreyu Does Bon Jovi = Epic Win

Glam on Glam, readers!

So, the other day a few of you happened to mention that Atreyu suck. They are playing this coming weekend (!) at Rock on the Range. I have some of their stuff; I don't hate or like them enough to really have an opinion one way or the other BUT...they did make an awesome cover of "You Give Love a Band Name." The song is featured on the limited edition version of the 2004 release, The Curse and soundtrack to Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Yeah, Atreyu does Bon Jovi...screamo style. 

Before you freak out, flip cars, riot in the streets - just read. This modernized, screamo version of "You Give Love a Bad Name" is great for Bon Jovi and Glam. Why? Because it gives our music modern relevance. Sure, Bon Jovi doesn't need any more cash. Hell, Jon's great-great grandkids will be living off the "Bad Medicine" residuals, and's important these sort of covers exist.

Atreyu definitely put their own spin on "You Give Love a Bad Name" but the most crucial parts of the song are left intact. You know, the guitar solos and the big, harmonic chorus. What does this mean? It means Atreyu must be Bon Jovi fans and appreciate the song structure by the New Jersey Glam gods.

Click and listen. I'm sure all the comments will be negative, but whatever. It's 2009 and it's time some new bands bring back Glam any way they can. I hope Atreyu play this song next weekend. I guarantee every single person in the crowd will sing along.




Reader Comments (23)

Its not bad. But Atreyu truely does suck. I saw them at Ozz-fest a couple years ago and it was shear torture. But hey, if you want modern glam covers, check out the Poison, Whitesnake, and Motley Crue covers on the new Static-X cd "the best buy exclusive version". Theyre pretty damn good too. And Hinder does a good cover of Bon Jovi's you give love a bad name as well.
May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
They butchered it.
May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
that was downright awful..alyson you are going insane..i dont get you anymore..can you please go back to your old self
May 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwarrant1390
HORRIBLE COVER...The Music is okay but the "Singer"/"Screamer" BUTCHERS IT!!
May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteiney
Allyson , please keep the integrity of this site intact and stop justifying 'new' bands existence because they a shitty cover of a classic song. Why don't you start promoting bands like Wildstreet , Dirty Penny , Airbourne , Endeverafter , Vanity XO and those sort of bands? THEY are the ones keeping the real Hard Rock and/or Glam alive. Get a grip , seriously - don't you listen to GOOD new glam bands?
May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRetrospect Records
May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGNFR
alright well everyone else seems to hate it... not really sure why.

I heard this track aaaaages ago, like 3 years ago, and I really liked it :)
Just as good as the original I reckon.
May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
i have to say i dont really see how this is glam and Ax7 are the future of music, Ax7 are good but i think their borderline emo metal-screamo just for the $$$, just like this song,

was the screaming necessary?

...or was it just to get some confused teenage girls to squeal and think Atreyu are "TEH SHIT".

As if Bon Jovi let them cover this...oh well at least they didn't attempt wanted dead or alive
May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNew guy
i thought that was truely awfull.
May 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
I heard that cover a long time ago as well, and I thought it was decent. Not blow my mind amazing, but it was good, and I enjoyed listening to it.
However, I have to agree with someone else...Hinder's cover of a Bon Jovi song was good too, but it isn't You Give Love A Bad Name, it's Bed of Roses.
May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMakel
Great cover! I totally understand why a lot of people don't like it.
May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
You'd have to pay ME to got to ROTR. A lot! Supporting ClearChannel by attending these events is borderline treason in my opinion. We'll never get real rock n roll back on the radio if you or anyone else continues to support this garbage. Sorry.
May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRetrospect Records
So, if we like a band that doesn't sound like the 80s, even if it's the 70's they sound like, it means we should deny ourselves the chance to see them, to prove a point ? Treason ? Are you insane ? This is music, it's entertainment. Our music is NEVER coming back in the form it had, b/c you'll never get the majority of teenagers listening to something that's purely retro. I was one of the ones who said they think Atreyu suck, and I do. Notice how Alison and I can be friends and not yell at or insult each other for not having the exact same opinions....
May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Did I insult anyone? No. I'm just stating a fact. If you support music that doesn't even sound like rock n roll then how do you expect talent to emerge again? How do you expect OUR sound to emerge again?
STOP buying into ClearChannel's mess. DON'T mention them , DON'T support them , DON'T go to festivals that have that shit on the bill and DON'T go buy their music. Sooner or later someone is going to take note. I don't expect kids to like 80s bands , but I do believe they will like NEW bands that look and sound like 1985. Think about it.
May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRetrospect Records
@RR: Do you have any idea how OLD you sound? My parents used to say the exact same thing to me 20 years ago when I was listening to Motley, GNR & Metallica: that I wasn't listening to real "music".

It's totally cool to be into what you're into. But to insinuate that an entire generation is wrong because you don't like it just sounds crotchety, and well, old.
May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
Sam, you've been insulting people who disagree with you online since the ROK lineup was announced. Is that why you don't post there anymore, did you get told to stop it ?

There ARE bands that sound like 1985, they just are not going to be huge. I will still buy them, and love them. I will buy and love any band I think sounds good.
May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Sam, I gotta agree with comments I see on here and other threads; you gotta stop insulting people and their taste in music. So what if it's not your cup of tea? Come on man, instead of telling everyone that they should be into bands that look or sound like the 80's, (and that basically they suck and are responsible for the demise of 80's metal if they aren't), why not - as the head of a record company devoted to 80's metal - invite them to check out some new or new to them bands that they might like ON YOUR LABEL.

You have a real opportunity on this forum and others to turn people on to Retrospect Records and all the great artists there but instead you're pissing people off. And that has a direct effect on the artists that carry the RR stamp on their music.

Seriously. It's ALL fucking music.
May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
I'm pissing people off by asking peeps to not support ClearChannel? Isn't this a glam forum? Aren't most of the people here into 80s Rock? Can't everyone see what ClearChannel did to OUR music?
They turned their back on US - get some fucking revenge - and turn YOUR back on them!!
It would be like someone vandalizing your car and then wanting you to come to their birthday party the next day. Think about it.
It's not about insults - it's about realizing what the media is doing and has done to the scene.
May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRetrospect Records
ClearChannel did what ? I expect they did what all businesses do. They went where the money is.

I think you need counselling, Sam
May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
No, Sam, you're pissing people off because you're demeaning them and insulting them and their musical choices in your effort to make a point.
Most of the people here ARE into 80's rock but we might be into other stuff too - we're not single sighted. Don't tell me that you ONLY listen to one kind of music.

You can be a zealot without being overzealous.
May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValentine

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