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Video: Old Dude Performs Haunting Acoustic Cover of Slipknot’s “Snuff”

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Senior citizens: every time you’re ready to argue that we put them on blocks of ice and push them out to sea lest they continue to be a burden on the community, one of them goes and does something to prove their value!

Today’s AARP All-Star is England’s Frank Watkinson, who is responsible for a new acoustic cover of Slipknot’s “Snuff” that is just… so emotional. Like, it’s very much of akin to Johnny Cash’s version of “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails — the song was already great, but a stripped-down version coming from a man closer to the end of his life than the beginning lends the whole thing an extra layer of gravitas.

Watch the video below. Keep a box of tissues hand. Like I said, shit gets emotional.

Incidentally, Slipknot think they’re touring Europe in the summer. I, for one, believe it’s just as likely that Watkinson will be named People‘s Sexiest Man Alive. Discuss amongst yourselves.

[via Metal Injection]

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