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Ed Sheeran Covers Iron Maiden and Limp Bizkit on 'Fallon' — Video

Last night, Ed Sheeran previewed his fictional new album—Ed Sheeran Sings Heavy Metal—on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Fallon, who played a turtlenecked spokesman named Steve Joshua, called the album a disc for people who "enjoy the morbid and disturbing themes of heavy metal music, but wish it had a more cheerful, pleasant sound."

Sheeran then grabbed his Martin guitar and performed bits of Iron Maiden's "Run to the Hills," followed by Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff."

Of course, Ed Sheeran Sings Heavy Metal comes with a bonus disc, Ed Sheeran Sings Hardcore Rap. Sheeran also played a bit of Ty Dolla $ign's "Paranoid."

Watch it all unfold below!

P.S.: We've covered Sheeran on GuitarWorld.com many, many times before, and we dig his signature Martin guitar.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.