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.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

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, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.