Shinedown’s Smith & Myers Tackle Bon Jovi’s ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
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Shinedown are catching a bit of a breather at the moment, but singer Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers of the always generous band are filling the time by giving fans not one but two collections of acoustic covers. Here, Loudwire is proud to exclusively bring you the video for their rendition of Bon Jovi‘s ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ (watch above).
The idea for the project was to introduce a number of potential cover songs and allow their fans to vote online for the songs they most wanted to see the duo take on. Back in January, six of the songs the band took on debuted as part of the ‘Acoustic Sessions’ release. Now, four more covers are being released as ‘Acoustic Sessions, Part 2,’ which drops online this week (Tuesday, March 18 to be exact).
Smith & Myers remain relatively faithful to the Bon Jovi version, with Myers providing a rich guitar sound, while Smith’s voice is remarkably close to mirroring Jon Bon Jovi‘s original vocals. You can see the video for the recording session above.
As for ‘Acoustic Session Part 2,’ it also includes Smith & Myers’ covers of Adele‘s ‘Someone Like You,’ Phil Collins‘ ‘In the Air Tonight’ and Pearl Jam‘s ‘Black.’ It’s available for order via iTunes at this location. And for those wishing to pick up the first ‘Acoustic Sessions’ EP featuring covers of songs by Metallica, The Clash, Black Crowes and more, click here.