AWKWARD: Legendary Guitarist Butcher's Classic Song In Front of Sting


Oh no, that can’t be good….

It’s always an honor to perform a song in front of the artist who originally wrote or performed that song. Whether it’s a tribute, or just a casual cover, it’s really intimidating, but can be really rewarding in the end, because you can get instant satisfaction from the originator of the song!

However, sometimes it goes horribly wrong, which is exactly what happened to legendary Puerto Rican guitarist Jose Feliciano. Feliciano was paying tribute to Sting, who was receiving Sweden’s Polar Music Prize (the Nobel Prize for music, basically) and brutally murdered Sting and The Police’s classic tune “Every Breath You Take.” I mean, it was bad. Sting was in the audience, and watched helplessly as his song was blown up, put together, then slowly disembodied once again right before his eyes. Sting’s reactions say it all, as he tries to find some point of the song to latch onto and see as positive.

Original story appeared HERE on Society of Rock.

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