LOSTPROPHETS covered THE STROKES today (June 26)at GLASTONBURY in the latest of their series of bizarre covers.
The Welsh nu-metal pin-ups surprised the mid-afternoon Pyramid Stage crowd with a version of the New Yorkers’ most recent single ‘Reptilia’. Singer Ian Watkins dedicated the song to “Merope, wherever she may be.”
They also brought a welcome touch of hard rock to the festival, where Scissor Sisters had played just before. Traditionally, organisers steer away from heavier bands for fear of crowd trouble.
However, singer Ian Watkins relished in their renegade status as the self-proclaimed “heaviest band of the festival” and screaming to the rain-soaked crowd, “Are you ready to fuckin’ do this??!’ before splitting the crowd down the middle in a “wall of death”.
The hit-packed set also included ‘Burn Burn’, ‘Last Train Home’, ‘Shinobi Versus Dragon Ninja’ and ‘Thefakesoundofprogress’.
Lostprophets are renowned for their Coldplay-like habit of covering inappropriate tunes, with Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’ and Duran Duran’s ‘A View To A Kill’ being regulars in their live show.
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