Published on September 6th, 2018 | by Alan Cross2
Metallica performs “When Doves Cry.” Good or bad idea?
Metallica has made it something of a habit to cover a song of a local hero when they play certain cities. When their current tour moved into Minneapolis, they decided on a quick jam on Prince’s “When Doves Cry.”
The positive: The world has evolved. Back in 1984 when the song was first released, no self-respecting rock band would have even thought of touching a Prince song. The fact that Metallica is willing to do something like this speaks volumes about how biases and silos within music have broken down.
The negative: Maybe they should have rehearsed a little more…