A lot of popular rock bands add remixes as reward tracks on songs and albums. Some remixes are made entirely independently. Here are some of the very best rock remixes made from the 80’s to today.
Nine Inch Nails vs. The Beatles – “Come Closer Together” (DJ Zebra Mashup).
Though this is technically a “mashup,” this remixed tune combines Nine Inch Nails 1994 hit “Closer” with The Beatles 1969 traditional “Come Together” to make the 2 excellent songs mesh perfectly. French DJ Zebra produced this mashup which perfectly integrates the two tunes on “Come Closer Together” which you can listen to here (NSFW).
A Perfect Circle – “The Outsider” (Renholder Armageddon Remix).
A Perfect Circle’s 2004 aMOTION remix CD consisted of “The Outsider” (Renholder Apocalypse Remix). Probably the very best remix on the album previous is by previous Nine Inch Nails sideman turned producer Danny Lohner. His extensive mix keeps much of the tune’s initial tracks but augments the tune with extra instrumentation, effects, and innovative rearrangement.
Linkin Park – Numb (Nimra Remix)
Linkin Park’s album 2002 Reanimation is a remixed variation of 2000’s Hybrid Theoryalbum with special visitors and a number of non-album tracks. Amongst the album’s best tracks is the remix of “One Action Closer”, relabelled “1stp Klosr”, which remodels the band’s very first hit with innovative sampling, added electronics and some brand-new instrumentation. There’s also an added bridge section with Jonathan Davis of Korn on vocals. Linkin Park liked the remix so much that they included this bridge area to live efficiencies of “One Step Closer” from 2003 to 2006.
30 Seconds To Mars – “Night of the Hunter” (Flood Remix).
30 Seconds To Mars employed their 2009 This Is War album manufacturer Mark Ellis, better known by his expert pseudonym Flood, on their “Night of the Hunter” (Flood remix) which looked like an early album perk track. The remix includes cool bass line, a dance beat, electronics, samples, impacts, and is a lot more speculative than the original album track. Listen here.
Foo Fighters – “Rope” (Deadmau5 Remix).
Foo Fighters commissioned EDM (electronic dance music) DJ Deadmau5 to develop a remix for their tune “Rope” as a bonus offer track for an extended edition of 2011’s Wasting Light album. The remix puts a various spin on the Foo Fighters’ hit changing it from a melodic rock tune into a progressive house dance tune. Foo Fighters and Deadmau5 actually collaborated on a live remix at the 2012 Grammy Awards as seen in this video.