BY KATE HEINS
How would you feel new renditions of classic Disney songs? I think that some of the classics need a new sound. The classics need a more modern sound, like maybe a little punk or metal sound.
Well Rolling Stone made a Metal Disney album. They have artists like Obsession vocalist Mike Vescera, former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rudy Sarzo. The band also has fellow Obsession guitarist John Bruno and drummer BJ Zampa.
The band is playing songs from all the classic Disney movies as well as songs from rides in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. They are playing songs from The Little Mermaid’s “Under the Sea” and “It’s a Small World” from the classic Disney ride. I feel like they could’ve gone without “It’s a Small World”, it’s a bit annoying to me. The band also does compilations of Aladdin’s “A Whole New World” and the Lion King’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”.
The album was released to Japan last fall and came stateside the end of March. The band talked to Rolling Stone about the album and how much effort was put into it. According to Rolling Stone the songs are,”all performed with the energy and precision you’d expect of a Metallica record.”
Then there is what fans want that will never be made, sadly. Alternative Press made a list of punk artist and what Disney songs they should sing.
ONE OK ROCK: “Let It Go” (Frozen)
Twenty One Pilots: “A Whole New World” (Aladdin)
All Time Low: “That Belle” (Beauty And The Beast)
Mayday Parade: “Honor To Us All” (Mulan)
Panic! At The Disco: “Where Do I Go From Here?” (Pocahontas)
Fall Out Boy: “Down In New Orleans” (The Princess And The Frog)
The Maine: “Mother Knows Best” (Tangled)
State Champs: “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” (The Lion King)
Sleeping With Sirens: “Someday My Prince Will Come” (Snow White)
Pierce The Veil: “I Still Believe” (Cinderella)
With Confidence: “Hail To Princess Aurora” (Sleeping Beauty)
Neck Deep: “Just One Mistake” (The Little Mermaid)
The songs really relate to the sound that each band makes. The songs also fit the bands’ images well.