Five Finger Death Punch is a heavy metal band that originated from Las Vegas, Nevada. One of their popular covers is the song “Bad Company” by Bad Company.
The lyrics of “Bad Company” tell the story of a band of outlaw mercenaries who are on the run from the law. The song captures the essence of the wild west and the glory days of rock and roll.
The first verse sets the tone for the song:
Company, always on the run
Destiny, is the rising sun
Oh, I was born, six-gun in my hand
Behind the gun, I’ll make my final stand
The second verse is about the band’s leader:
That’s why they call me Bad Company
I can’t deny
Till the day I die
The chorus of the song is the most memorable part:
Bad Company, I can’t deny
Bad Company, till the day I die
Five Finger Death Punch’s Version
Five Finger Death Punch’s version of “Bad Company” adds a heavy metal twist to the classic rock song. Their cover was released in 2009 and became a hit on rock radio stations.
Lead singer Ivan Moody’s powerful vocals add a new level of intensity to the song. The band’s guitarists, Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook, also add their own flair to the song with their solos.
“Bad Company” by Five Finger Death Punch is a great example of a cover that pays tribute to the original while adding something new. The song’s lyrics capture the spirit of rock and roll and the band’s heavy metal sound gives the song new life.