For some interesting reason, unbeknownst to us, there seems to be a “metal goes classic rock” revival on our hands.
First, it all began with Avenged Sevenfold’s sensational cover of Pink Floyd’s iconic “Wish You Were Here.” Now, taking things one step further, the-now-Aaron-Pauley-fronted Of Mice & Men have just debuted their stunning hard rock rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Money” off their forthcoming album Defy.
Yes, let us repeat ourselves just in case we weren’t clear: Metalcore giants Of Mice & Men have just released a HEAVY rendition of the Pink Floyd classic “Money.”
Now, if you’re currently asking yourself why the hell Of Mice & Men (the same band that once covered Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” and Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It”) would decide to cover Pink Floyd, according to Alt Press, once the band finished recording instrumentals for their new album, producer Howard Benson suggested that they think about recording a cover.
“[‘Money’] was the first thing blurted out [when Benson suggested a cover] and we all kind of looked at each other like, 'I don’t know,'” explains Pauley. ”[Pink Floyd] is kind of in the pantheon of untouchables.“
As for their new, updated cover, Pauley says, "We wanted to stick to the original vibe and feel, but all of the sampling for that coins and everything, it’s all modern. So there’s a money counter and a digital coin sound from when you do an online transaction; it’s modernized so it’s not dated back to the ’70s.”
To check out the shocking yet kickass cover of “Money,” be sure to look below. Afterwards, if you’ve yet to pre-order Defy or grab tickets to see Of Mice & Men out on tour with Blessthefall, Cane Hill, and Fire From The Gods, head here.