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What Metallica, Guns N’ Roses and Rush Would Sound Like If They Sucked

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Despite what you might've read on that bathroom wall in 1998, Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Rush do not suck. Quite the opposite, in fact.

But what if they did? What if they sounded like your 9-year-old kid's garage band?

That's pretty much the premise behind a series of new videos created and posted by YouTube user Pluffnub.

Pluffnub re-imagines—and remixes—classic tunes by classic bands, making them sound like crap. For instance, in the handful of examples we've provided below, you get to hear Metallica's "Master of Puppets," Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" and Dragonforce's "Through the Fire and the Flames" with all the instruments off tempo. Below that, you can check out Rush's "YYZ" with an out-of-tune guitar, followed by Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" with the vocals a half-step shy of the key.

If you'd like to hear more of this sort of thing, we're not sure what that says about you. That said, you can head here for more.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.