We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest touring seasons, collide. So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated in recent weeks and months, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you! — involved as we attempt to pick rock's greatest live band or artist!
Back in May, we posted a cover of Black Sabbath's "The Wizard" by an eight-piece Austin band (horn section and all) called Brownout. Today we bring you a new Black Sabbath cover by the Brownout boys. None other than "Fairies Wear Boots"!
The collaboration features highly acclaimed album artwork from Black Sabbath's classic records Never Say Die and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath as well as iconic live photography. The collection marks Black Sabbath's third footwear collaboration with Converse.
Below, check out a recently posted (October 31) video of an 11-year-old Ronnie James Dio fan, Sara, covering Black Sabbath's "Heaven and Hell" with her band, Motion Device. Sara dedicates this performance to Black Sabbath "and the one and only Ronnie James Dio."
Black Sabbath covers are nothing new — but a new cover of "The Wizard" that was premiered on usatoday.com is pretty unique and worth a listen. The band, Brownout, is an eight-piece Austin outfit that respects Sabbath's melodies and big sound, but they also add a bit of funk.