Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Video: The Avett Brothers cover metal songs, play "Vanity" w/ Chris Cornell on Jimmy Fallon

After playing "Another Is Waiting" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week, The Avett Brothers returned to the show last night to debut another new song with a little help from Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.

Cornell joined the band for a performance of "Vanity" from the Avetts' forthcoming album Magpie and the Dandelion, due out on October 15. His distinct, emotion-filled voice fit right in with the band really well. Check out the performance below.

Earlier in the show, the band took part in a sketch called The Avett Brothers Sing Heavy Metal. The premise is that the band have released an album of metal songs for people who like the "sinister and aggressive" lyrical themes of metal but prefer sunnier music. During the sketch they cover "Run to the Hills" by Iron Maiden, "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath and "One" by Metallica. Check it out below.

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