What if The Beatles Were an Extreme Metal Band? — Video

When the Beatles took the stage at New York City's Shea Stadium in August 1965, they didn't sound like an all-over-the-map extreme metal band.

However, because some people really do have too much time on their hands, that's exactly what they sound like in the video below. The clip features footage from the Fab Four's August 15, 1965, Shea Stadium show, with some sort of music-type thing dubbed over it, courtesy of the guy who posted the video, Pierre Héroux.

It sorta starts out like Weezer trying to do death metal ... or maybe a slower version of Thy Art is Murder posing as a stoner metal band. Or not.


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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.