Family Plays Death Metal Cover of Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’ on TV
Extreme metal occasionally makes its way onto reality television shows centered around musical competition, but Nickelodeon is among the least likely places we expected to see it. One family gave viewers a dose of brutality, performing a death metal cover of Smash Mouth's "All Star" on America's Most Musical Family.
The family power trio, dubbed Harris 3, took the audience and the cast of judges by complete surprise after an introduction by host and 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey. Trent, who is just 11 years old, delivered a shrieking rasp against some lighter instrumentation before 14-year-old drummer Ashton ripped everything wide open with a series of blast beats, which positively overwhelmed everyone watching and certainly made father and guitarist Jason proud.
"I've never seen death metal ever, especially live," confessed judge David Dobrik. Despite being out of his element, Dobrik was definitely moved by the performance and connected with the genre in the same way genuine headbangers do. "I just wanted to start throwing things. I just wanted to go over there and destroy the drum set and jump on the audience," he beamed.
Singer-songwriter Ciara complimented Trent's vocal range and expressed appreciation for the Harris 3's ability to bring something completely different to the competition.
Meanwhile, pop singer Debbie Gibson admitted she's familiar with rock and metal, but never heard anything this heavy. Impressed by Trent's throat-shredding vocals, she asked if there was a warm-up technique in play. Nope, just a couple pre-performance growls to loosen everything up. "I might have to try that," laughed Gibson. Please do, we'd love to see that.
Watch the full clip below and hear "All Star" like you've never heard it before.
Family Plays Death Metal Cover of Smash Mouth's "All Star" on America's Most Musical Family
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