Watch Ed Sheeran Cover Limp Bizkit, Iron Maiden, Ty Dolla $ign & More on 'Fallon'
Ed Sheeran visited the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and things got interesting. The comedian and the musician teamed up for a digital short mimicking retro CD infomercials.
In the fictional record Ed Sheeran Sings Heavy Metal, one can witness the British singer/songwriter tackling heavy hits such as Slayer's "Angel of Death," Cannibal Corpse's "Hammer Smashed Face," Morbid Angel's "Where the Slime Live," Lamb of God's "Blacken the Cursed Sun" and, of course, jams by bands you've never heard of (aka, fictional acts): Plagues of Slaughter's "Boiling Worship," Demented Retribution's "Hithercome the Serpentine Fire of Acheron," Goat Skank's "Brainthrob."
Sheeran, of course, performs a few of these hits, beginning by tackling Iron Maiden's "Run to the Hills," in his classic, acoustic, stripped down fashion. Halfway through, he attempts Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff." Censored bleeps abound.
Like any infomercial, if you act fast, you're gifted an additional record: Ed Sheeran Sings Hardcore Rap. Staying true to form, the "Thinking Out Loud" singer launches into the Ty Dolla $ign hit "Paranoid." (Who's out there calling TD$ "hardcore rap" though?)