where should i start? well my band finally found a drummer. we'll see how long he'll be playing with us. he an older guy, i hope he can keep up with us. we told him, that we are looking for a drummer so we can play our original songs. he's telling us now to make a list of songs for us to cover. he says that we'll get more people to show up to gigs if we play covers. sure, we'll get a few more people. from my experience, people my age (around 20) don't want to hear covers. whenever we've played our own songs, the audiance loves them. the audiance even sings along to our songs, and they never even heard the song before. our fans want us to play just to hear our songs again, and to hear what NEW songs we're working on. people can see our list of covers and show up to our gig to listen to them. we are practicing on classic rock songs. people my age and younger don't like classic rock, our band does so no problem. what i'm saying is, they like rap, hiphop, club music, etc. i'm not saying we should change our style, i'm implying they won't show up to our gigs. they'll be like, i don't like these bands/songs. people my age do like originals. they're new and they'll come to see and hear us. what i don't like about covers is PRACTICE. like, really practicing. we have to have our instrument sound like the band. we have to play like the band. we will be compared to the band. when we play covers, people will say that we are not as good as the band we are covering. when we play our originals, people say we are as good or even better than famous bands. when we practice our own songs, their is no wrong way, we just create. it's faster for us to create a song from scratch then to learn to play another band's song. i think that's it. i do like the covers we are planning to learn. yes, i know, just play a gig with a set with a combination of covers and originals. here is a link to hear one of our songs. our drummers, in the past, like our originals over the kind of music me and my brother like. our new drummer hasn't heard our music yet, because we haven't practiced with the drummer yet. http://www.reverbnation.com/unemploid here is a list of our covers. don't copy us! jk, i don't care. come see us, when we start gigging, because we'll be playing these songs. kiss: black diamond, detroit rock city, i love it loud van halen: cathedral, atomic punk, everybody wants some, panama ac/dc: big balls, dirty deeds, if you want blood, dog eat dog, rock n roller singer led zepplin: rock and roll, bad times good times jimi hendrix: purple haze, fire aerosmith: toys in the attic beatle: can't buy me love, day tripper, eleanor rigby rolling stones: it's only rock and roll, start me up ironmaiden: trooper, run to the hills, number of the beast eventhough our drummer is older, he may not want to play beatle or stone, but we can live with that. we don't know how he feels about metal, but ironmaiden is last on our list to practice because they're the hardest songs on this list. i'm interested to hear your thoughts. what do you think about our cover list?