Chino Moreno: 'I've heard every Katy Perry song a million times'
Stephen [Carpenter, guitar] loves Katy Perry. We did it for him. He’s seriously embedded all her songs into our brains. He always has music on for the van rides. So I’ve heard almost every Katy Perry song a million times. Just for him I threw it into one of our songs one day, sort of made everyone chuckle, it’s fun, I like the song.
Click above to watch the full video interview.
The band played the cover as part of their own song ‘7 Words’ during their show at Reading Festival. You can watch the cover from the band’s Lollapalooza festival performance by clicking below.
Also in the video above the band were asked which artist they’d like to see cover one of their songs. Moreno answered:
Sade. I think it would be awesome, because we did a Sade song [the band have covered her track ‘No Ordinary Love’], if Sade did one of our songs. Possibly something more of her format, like, maybe, ‘Digital Battles’. Something like that.