BEATALLICA (2001–PRESENT). James Lennfield (vocals/guitar), Greg Hammetson (guitar/vocals), Kiff McBurtney (bass/vocals), Ringo Lars (drums).
Beatallica are a faux heavy metal cover band that perform Beatles songs in the style of Metallica. While the concept may sound silly or strained, the mixture actually seems to make sense on songs such as “Sandman,” a Metallica-esque cover of “Taxman,” “… And Justice for All My Lovin’,” and especially on the hilarious “Ktulu” (“He’s So Heavy”). The band may be a bit of a joke band, but as far as innovative tribute bands go, Beatallica has one of the best gimmicks outside of Mini-Kiss.
Discography: Sgt. Hetfield’s Motor Breath Pub Band (Oglio, 2007).