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Country Star Carrie Underwood Covered Motörhead and You’re Probably Going to Get Mad About It


Back in May, Guns N’ Roses revealed that the openers for their North American tour would include some unexpected names, with Dirty Honey, The Pretenders, and The Warning among those listed. But what might have been the biggest surprise of them all was country music star Carrie Underwood.

Last week, the tour finally kicked off in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and Underwood took the stage to perform a 18-song set that included covers ranging from Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation” to Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.” But the song choice that’s very likely to ruffle your feathers, rustle your jimmies, and twist your panties into a bunch is the 2005 American Idol winner’s attempt at Motörhead‘s biggest hit, “Ace of Spades.”

And while the late, great Lemmy Kilmister regularly reminded people that Motörhead were a rock and roll band — not metal — damn it, he was one of our own. So when Underwood chose to perform that song, it was naturally going to draw some attention from our lot.

Now, I’m not going to pass judgement on this one, but I just know it’s going to anger you guys because she does that classic white girl trying to pretend like she’s hard rock thing by sing/yelling the song with that all too familiar cadence of “look at me, this is a heavy song and I’m hardcore too, you guys!”

That’s not to say that she isn’t a fan of the material. Underwood has gone on the record saying she likes working out to metal and enjoys herself some I Prevail. So who knows? Maybe it’s nothing to get angry over. Right guys?

You can catch Underwood opening for Guns N’ Roses, or any one of the other openers, at the dates below.

8/5 – Moncton, NB – Medavie Blue Cross Stadium (w/ Carrie Underwood) [Tickets]
8/8 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau (w/ Carrie Underwood) [Tickets]
8/11 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium (w/ The Pretenders) [Tickets]
8/15 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (w/ The Pretenders) [Tickets]
8/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park (w/ The Pretenders) [Tickets]
8/21 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park (w/ The Pretenders) [Tickets]
8/24 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field (w/ The Pretenders) [Tickets]
8/26 – Nashville, TN – GEODIS Park (w/ Carrie Underwood) [Tickets]
8/29 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center (w/ Dirty Honey) [Tickets]
9/1 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center (w/ Dirty Honey) [Tickets]
9/3 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre (w/ The Pretenders) [Tickets]
9/6 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena (w/ Dirty Honey) [Tickets]
9/9 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium (w/ The Pretenders) [Tickets]
9/12 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena (w/ The Warning) [Tickets]
9/15 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live (w/ The Warning) [Tickets]
9/17 – Atlanta, GA – Midtown Music Festival [Tickets]
9/20 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum (w/ Dirty Honey) [Tickets]
9/23 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium (w/ Alice In Chains) [Tickets]
9/26 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome (w/ Alice In Chains) [Tickets]
9/28 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park w/ Alice In Chains) [Tickets]
10/1 – San Diego, CA – Snapdragon Stadium (w/ Alice In Chains) [Tickets]
10/6 – Indio, CA – Power Trip Festival [Tickets]
10/8 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival [Tickets]
10/11 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field (w/ Alice In Chains) [Tickets]
10/14 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena (support act TBA) [Tickets]
10/16 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place (w/ Alice In Chains) [Tickets]

Guns N’ Roses Extend Their North American Tour and Add Some Unexpected Openers to the Bill
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